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BLE CMALT scheme opens for 2019-20

By Caroline Norris, on 16 July 2019

Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT)
Introductory meeting on Wednesday 31st July 2 – 3.30pm

UCL is part of the Bloomsbury Learning Environment (BLE) and staff at UCL are able to join the BLE cohort to gain CMALT accreditation.

CMALT is the professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT (the Association for Learning Technology) for anyone whose work involves the use of 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.

What is involved?
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.

Who undertakes CMALT?
In the past four years, nearly 80 staff members from across the BLE partners have set off on their CMALT voyage – with many achieving their CMALT accreditation. Previous cohorts have comprised academics, course administrators, librarians, learning technologists, careers advisers and other professional support staff who all have a strong interest in technology to support learning.

Further details about CMALT can be found in the prospectus.

Introductory session
There are now three levels of CMALT: Associate, CMALT and Senior, which have slightly different requirements and are based on the experience of the individual candidate. These levels will be described the introductory meeting.  We will also explain what accreditation means and what is involved in achieving it through the BLE scheme.

Attendance will not be taken as commitment to undertake CMALT ¬- it is purely an introduction. Those who do decide to take it forward will join the 5th BLE cohort, working together with colleagues from across the partnership from Thursday 26th September 2019. Monthly sessions will be scheduled to take place on a Thursday lunchtime at the end of the month.

Book your place
If you would like to attend this introductory meeting, please complete this short booking form

If you are unable to attend this meeting, but are keen to find out more (or would like to join the cohort) please sign up anyway to register your interest.

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