Travel and health advice (COVID-19)

The health of conference participants and support staff is very important to us. We have been closely monitoring the news on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

At the present time, the UK Government has suspended all gatherings in order to control the transmission of Covid-19.  The situation is evolving each week and as such we are still planning to be able to go ahead with ALT’s Annual Conference in September, face to face, in London.  The ALT team are reviewing the situation on a fortnightly basis but would like to assure members that the event will occur either in a  face to face or online format.

If you are concerned about COVID-19 you can also read the latest information and advice from the UK Government.

If you have any questions regarding the ALT’s Annual Conference not answered by the details on this page these can be directed to helpdesk@alt.ac.uk.

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