The University subscribes to a number of associations that provide opportunities to get involved with UK and global digital education communities.

The Association of Learning Technology (ALT)

The Association of Learning Technology (ALT) is a UK-based organisation for practitioners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in Learning Technology. You may gain peer-based professional accreditation, Certified Membership (CMALT) if your work involves learning technology.

The University's membership of ALT provides:

  • a weekly (email) digest of learning technology news, events and jobs
  • an open access, peer-reviewed journal Research in Learning Technology 
  • free online seminars 
  • discounted registration for the annual ALT-C event.

To access member benefits and resources:

  • Set up a free Associate Membership (username and password). This allows employees of ALT Member organisations (like the University) to get involved and enjoy the benefits of the membership.

Educause Learning Initiative (ELI)

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. Through Oxford's membership to EDUCAUSE, you can access:

  • a range of online and face-to-face professional development opportunities
  • online publications
  • interact with a diverse group of members
  • discounted registration to the ELI Annual Meeting in the United States and a series of topical webinars.

ELI collaborates with the NMC to publish the Higher Education Edition of the Horizon Report. The report describes annual findings an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.

To access member benefits and resources:

Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

The University's institutional membership to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has a number of benefits including:

  • access to papers and reports
  • discounted conference attendance (the annual Innovate and accelerate conferences are held in the United States), and
  • access to webinars and workshops, as well as peer networking and mentoring.

To access member benefits and resources:

When you register for OLC you need to go to the 'Membership and Affiliations' tab on your personal profile in order to associate your account with the University's institutional membership. 

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