ILTA sponsorship of 10 CMALT Applications
ILTA is committed to supporting the continuing professional development of its members, and has been working to create partnerships that will benefit learning technology practitioners, who may have learning technology within their job title but equally may be academics, teachers or researchers, managers or administrators with a strong interest in learning technology. We are pleased to announce our most recent collaboration with ALT. Together, we are sponsoring 10 places for applicants to the CMALT qualification over the coming months, to professionals working in Irish Higher Education. This will involve a fee waiver of £150 per participant.
What is CMALT?
CMALT is the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)’s Certified Membership scheme. It is a peer-based professional accreditation scheme developed by ALT to enable people whose work involves learning technology to:
- have their experience and capabilities certified by peers
- demonstrate that they are taking a committed and serious approach to their professional development.
How can I express my interest?
Submissions are now closed for the current year.
We gave priority to applicants under the following criteria:
- We received your expression of interest by the deadline of Friday 13th of October 2017 at 5pm
- You are a professional with leadership, academic or technical roles, with at least two years of professional experience of working in an Irish Higher Education institution
- You have attended at least one EdTech conference in the past
What is involved?
Applicants needed to commit to submitting a CMALT porfolio for review by the scheme by the CMALT deadlines, which will be assessed by two peer assessors. There are three submission windows throughout the year. You may submit your completed CMALT portfolio by:
- 31 January: for assessment result in May;
- 31 May: for assessment result in September;
- 30 September: for assessment result in January.
Please refer to the CMALT website for further information on the process.
What do ILTA require in return?
Successful applicants were asked to contribute to a shared summary report and co-author a journal submission to the Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning within a 12 month period of completing the award. CMALT can be mapped to other frameworks and we are exploring opportunities to reflect on the CMALT Portfolio and certification within the Irish context.
Useful CPD Links
- CMALT https://www.alt.ac.uk/certified-membership
- SEDA https://www.seda.ac.uk/professional-development
- National Forum (Ireland) https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/professional-development/
- OLC Institute for Professional development https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/learn/olc-institute-professional-development/