Information Services

Certified Members of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT)

Information about the scheme for the continuing professional development of staff working with learning technology.

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The University of Edinburgh is committed to supporting professional development and in the Learning Teaching and Web division we are proud that between 2016 and 2019 Information Services Group (ISG) offered a bursary to fund and support learning technologists to become 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.

Although we are not taking new applications for the supported scheme, if you would like to undertake your CMALT qualification you can still do so. You should follow your local staff development application process and ask your School or department to pay your fees which are £165 as at September 2021.

Resources and more information can be found on the Association for Learning Technology's web pages: 

Find out more about the CMALT Scheme

Meet our University of Edinburgh CMALT Holders