Gain accreditation for learning technology expertise with CMALT
By Caroline E Norris, on 25 June 2018
What is CMALT?
CMALT is the professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT (the Association for Learning Technology) for anyone whose work involves learning technology.
The scheme enables candidates to
- have their experience and capabilities certified by peers
- demonstrate that they are taking a committed and serious approach to their professional development
Accreditation is achieved by successful submission of a reflective, online portfolio, which evidences skills and experience in learning technology across four core areas and a specialist area.
UCL staff and CMALT
UCL staff can undertake CMALT accreditation with the Bloomsbury Learning Environment partners. In the past three years, over 50 staff members have set off on their CMALT voyage with the BLE – many have now achieved their CMALT accreditation. Previous cohorts have comprised academics, librarians, learning technologists, careers advisers and professional support staff who all have a strong interest in learning technology.
You can view further details about CMALT on the ALT website. there is also this handy document for a brief overview. An introductory meeting was held in Bloomsbury on Thursday 19th July to explain further what accreditation means and what is involved in achieving it. You can watch a recording of this introductory meeting or view the slides.
Interested in joining the 2018-19 cohort?
Please confirm your intent to register by completing the registration form by Friday 31st August. You will be sent an introductory welcome email from ALT with links to all relevant documents. You will also then be given access to the BLE CMALT course on Moodle and added to the BLE CMALT mailing list.
The cohort will meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month during lunch time; the first meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th September, 1230-1430 in Bloomsbury.
Registration is usually £150 per person. However, for groups of between 5 and 9 candidates, ALT offers 10% off each registration, which would be £135. For groups of 10+ they offer 20% off each registration, which would be £120., I will be able to confirm the fees once we reach those thresholds.
Further CMALT information
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Sherman, BLE Service Manager directly.