Information Services

University of Edinburgh CMALT Scheme

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

CMALT Holders and Applicants at the 2018 CMALT Awards ceremony
CMALT Holders and Applicants at the 2018 CMALT Awards ceremony

The University of Edinburgh is committed to supporting professional development and in the Learning Teaching and Web division of Information Services Group we offer a 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)

https://www.alt.ac.uk/certified-membership/

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.

University of Edinburgh staff 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. 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
  • holding regular meetings of the CMALT applicants group
  • mentoring and support as you put together your portfolio
  • organising half-day writing retreats

CMALT should take around 6 months to complete. Once registed for CMALT your portfolio must be submitted within 2 years.

The CMALT group registration numbers are:

In  2016/17, 23 CMALT applicants registered.

In  2017/18, 11 CMALT applicants registered.

In  2018/19, 11 CMALT applicants registered.

You can see a list of people who have completed CMALT through the scheme on this page.

To register an interest in taking part or to find out more contact: Susan Greig 

Apply to join the 2019/20 cohort

Applications for the next cohort will be accepted between Monday the 13th of May 2019 and Friday 21st of June 2019.

To apply to join the CMALT cohort in 2019/20, download and fill in the CMALT cohort application form below, this must include a supporting statement from your line manager.

Email the application to Susan Greig  copying in your line manager before 5pm on Friday 21st of June 2020 - you will receive a decision about your participation in the cohort after Friday the 19th of July 2020.