New partnership between ALT and the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA)
The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) on 5th March 2014.
ALT and ILTA are both membership charities working to enhance learning technology knowledge and practise in education.
ILTA supports a community, interested in enhancing learning with technology, across corporate, formal and informal learning sectors. It also aims to foster engagement and collaboration, promote research, reward excellence and promote Irish and international evidence-based policy and practice.
ALT works to promote research, influence policy and improve practise in learning technology.
There is a lot of scope for collaboration and networking between ALT and ILTA – with both organisations undertaking similar activities in different regions of the UK. Some of these activities include: managing online, peer-reviewed, open access journals (ILTA: TEL Ireland Journal; ALT: Research in Learning Technology); organising annual conferences (ILTA: EdTech ; ALT: altc); providing awards for innovation (ILTA with Dublin City University: Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning; ALT: Learning Technologist of the Year Award and Special Award for Learners); and representing members nationally and internationally.
ALT looks forward working with ILTA through:
influencing and help shape policy on the government’s learning technology agenda;
enhancing relationships on issues on which the two associations have common interests;
sharing information on technology for learning;
offering reciprocal organisational or sponsoring membership to one another;
running joint events on areas of shared interest;
collaborating on joint projects.
Pictured: ILTA Chair (Paul Gormley) and ALT Chief Executive (Dr Maren Deepwell) signing the MOU
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