Information Services

Professional Development for Learning Technologists CMALT

Information Services (IS) offer a bursary to fund and support learning technologists to become Certified Members of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT).

A photo of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) hashtag #altc and conference participants
Image by Chris Bull for ALT CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The University of Edinburgh is committed to supporting professional development and in the Learning Teaching and Web division we are proud to announce a new university wide scheme for the continuing professional development of staff working with learning technology. This is by becoming Certified Members of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT)

Established in 1993, The Association for Learning Technology is the UK's leading  membership organisation in the learning technology field. Undertaking CMALT is a great Professional Development opportunity:

  • Create a portfolio to document and reflect on your work - showing that you keep pace with technology and are using it effectively.
  • CMALT is certified by peers and once certified you can become a CMALT assessor.
  • You can maintain certification through submitting a portfolio review every three years.
  • CMALT is recognised, across sectors including Further Education, Higher Education and research. It is frequently a desirable criterion for advertised posts. You can add “CMALT” as post-nominal letters to your professional record or CV.

Anyone working in or with learning technology in schools, colleges and Information Services can apply for a bursary to join our applicants group and become CMALT accredited. To achieve CMALT you submit a portfolio describing and reflecting on your work and linking to relevant evidence.

We will be supporting the group of applicants to complete CMALT by:

  • paying applicant fees
  • regular meetings of the CMALT applicants group
  • mentoring and support as you put together your portfolio
  • access to organised writing retreats

CMALT should take around 6 months to complete but we will offer support for 10 months. All we ask is that you commit to becoming certified.  

If you want to find out more contact: Susan Greig   

To apply to join the Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT) applicants group. Please download and complete this:

Please note, this also requires a supporting statement from your line manager. Please email the completed form to Susan Greig (s dot greig at ed dot ac dot uk) copying in your line manager.

Applicantions have closed for 2016/17 and we are very pleased to have 23 CMALT applicants registered for the group.

We plan to run another group starting summer 2017 so please watch this page and the mailing list below, for details.

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