Celebrating excellent research and practice in Learning Technology

The 2022 Awards are now closed for entries. 

The ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology. Established in 2007, the Awards have set a benchmark for outstanding achievement in Learning Technology on a national scale and attract competitive entries from the UK and internationally. All entries are reviewed by an independent judging panel chaired by the President of ALT.

This year’s Awards Ceremony will take place as part of the ALT Annual Conference, in Manchester, on 6 September 2022. The Ceremony is free to attend, and open to all.

About the Awards

Award categories

With the awards now in their 15th year, this year we have created new categories to better reflect our Learning Technology community. The following award categories will be awarded:

  • ALT Award for Individuals
  • ALT Award for Institutions and Teams
  • ALT Award for Leadership in Digital Education
  • ALT Award for Digital Transformation in partnership with Jisc
  • ALT Award for Case Studies of Ethical EdTech

Judging panel

The expert panel of judges is chaired by David White, President of ALT. The panel represents expertise from different sectors and countries, bringing together a wealth of experience in Learning Technology.

Award for Individuals

David White, President of ALT

Phil Anthony, University of Kent

Award for Institutions or Teams

Mahreen Ferdous, UFi Trust

Andrew Beggan, University of Lincoln

Award for Digital Transformation in partnership with Jisc

Sarah Knight, Jisc

David Walker, Brighton University

Award for Case Studies of Ethical EdTech

David White, President of ALT

Kate Lindsay, University of Estate Management

Santanu Vasant, University of West London

Award for Leadership in Digital Education

Julie Voce, City, University of London

Dr. Teeroumanee Nadan

David Hopkins, Warwick Business School

Award Ceremony

The Awards will be presented during the ALT Annual Conference 2022, in Manchester, UK. The Ceremony is free to attend and open to all.

Winners of the Awards

Find out more about the winners of the Awards from previous years.

Entries are now closed!

Judging criteria

Entries are judged (from the completed entry form, and, if short-listed, at interview) in answer to the following criteria and questions:

ALT Award for Individuals ALT Award for Institutions and Teams ALT Award for Leadership in Digital Education ALT Award for

Digital Transformation in partnership with Jisc

ALT Award

for Case Studies of Ethical EdTech

Open to individuals from all education and training sectors. Open to education providers from all education and training sectors. Open to individuals from all education and training sectors. Open to individuals and teams from all education and training sectors. Open to entries for case studies of products, services or platforms.
This Award celebrates outstanding achievements of individuals in a research,  technical, supportive, design, developer, administrative, academic or hybrid role.


Should demonstrate significant impact on practices within your organisation, community, or sphere of influence.

This Award is for teams and institutions and recognises outstanding strategic enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment with digital technology.


Should demonstrate positive impact on the learner experience and sustainable development of academic practice in the digital environment.

This Award celebrates individuals in a leadership position within their institution or in their sector who influence strategy, policy and culture change.


Must, in part, demonstrate impact through sector and institution-wide instruments, such as: the NSS, FELT, staff surveys etc. Looking for examples of strategy and policy, institutional culture change, development of CPD schemes, redesign of governance etc.

This Award in partnership with Jisc recognises achievement in digital transformation.


‘Transformation’ being a progressive systemic change in practices, processes, services and partnerships which improves the working lives of staff, has a positive impact on the student experience (including teaching, learning and assessment) and can be demonstrated to be sustainable in the broadest sense.

This Award celebrates outstanding case studies demonstrating the ethical use of Learning Technology.


We are looking for case studies of using for example lecture capture, online assessment and blended learning

and more broadly using digital technology for learning, teaching and assessment that

address or have implications for ethical considerations.

The judging criteria are informed by the CMALT principles:

  • A commitment to exploring and understanding the interplay between technology and learning
  • A commitment to keep up to date with new technologies
  • A commitment to communicate and disseminate effective practice
  • An empathy with and willingness to learn from colleagues from different backgrounds and specialism
All entries should demonstrate alignment with the Framework for Ethical Learning Technology (FELT) and specifically FELT four core principles: Awareness, Professionalism, Care & Community and Values.

Entry form (now closed)

There is just one entry form for all Awards categories. You need to complete all sections of the entry form online. Entries will be judged on the basis of the information you provide and the evidence you refer to. We acknowledge all entries via email. The closing date for entries is Monday 4 July 2022 for all categories.


The judging panel will review all entries and the highest scoring entries in each category are short-listed. All entries will be notified whether they have been short-listed or not by 18 July 2022.

Interviews for short-listed entries

All short-listed entries will be invited for an interview online. Interview dates will be scheduled for 25 & 26 July 2022. Interviews will be 25 min long, and you will be asked to give a 10 min presentation followed by questions from the judging panel.


Following the interviews all short-listed entries will be notified and Finalists invited to attend the Award Ceremony. Finalists will be asked to supply a short video (under 3 minutes with subtitles).

For more information on the Awards or if you have any questions, please contact