Travel and health advice (COVID-19)

Important update

Due to the global pandemic, ALT will hold an Online Summer Summit this year – bringing together Learning Technology practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share strategies for the next academic year and the new challenges now facing us.

Putting the health and wellbeing of our Members and staff first, ALT will not hold any face to face conferences for the remainder of 2020 and the ALT Annual Conference will return in September 2021.

ALT’s Online Summer Summit will take place 26-27 August 2020 and be followed by a programme of tailored CPD and CMALT events throughout the autumn. ALT’s AGM will take place online in late June.

Our successful Online Winter Conference will return on 25-26 November and will expand to include the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards.

More information about these upcoming events, ways to get involved and participate will be posted via the website and on social media #altc.

If you have made a submission for the ALT Annual Conference 2020, we will contact you via email to update you about how you could take part in the Online Summer Summit and other forthcoming events.

Steps that ALT are taking to support their members at this time

We support our community during this crisis. Our members are under exceptional pressure as institutions plan and implement social distancing measures within learning and teaching. We are regularly updating this page and linked resources.

Weekly drop-ins – everyone welcome

We will be holding weekly online Members’ Assembly Drop-In’s to help members share expertise, ask questions and come together to support each other. These Drop In’s will take place in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and are open to all. To join these no registration is needed. To join follow the weekly drop-in link at the appropriate time (we’ll also be adding these sessions to our event calendar so you can subscribe to them).

Expert webinars

We are runnig and supporting webinars, see our event listings for what’s coming up.

#altc Directory

We are setting up a directory of consultants and commercial services, connecting those who have expertise with those who need additional input.

Community resource list

We are curating a list of resources. To contribute, tag #altc on Twitter or email your link to enquiries@alt.ac.uk .

Extended deadlines

We have extended the deadline for entries for the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards until 30 April 2020 and will also be accepted late submissions for ALT’s Annual Conference 2020.

Staying connected and informed

  • #altc on Twitter: The #altc Twitter hashtag is an easy way to see and share information with the ALT community.

  • Weekly ALT News Digest: Our weekly News Digest is emailed to all Members of ALT. Submit items for the digest, or access past issues, here: https://www.alt.ac.uk/news/alt-news-digest.

  • The #ALTC Blog: ALT publishes an online blog where members share news, opinions, case studies, reviews and other content. The blog is overseen by an editorial team under Editor-in-Chief Anne Hole. To read news and views and to find out more about the editorial team and how to write for the #altc blog, visit the blog website at: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/blog/.  You can also subscribe to email updates or subscribe to the RSS feed.

  • Research in Learning Technology: The Open Access journal of the Association for Learning Technology. Research in Learning Technology (RLT)  is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal published by the Association for Learning Technology. RLT aims to raise the profile of research in Learning Technology, encouraging research that informs good practice and contributes to the development of policy. RLT publishes articles in the following broad areas: technology enhanced learning, online learning, distance learning, mobile learning, flexible learning, wearable technologies, simulation, learning environments, learning spaces, pedagogy, open educational practice and social media.

Official advice