JISC Techdis CMALT Scheme – First Achiever!

  • Posted: 19-January-2012

Congratulations to Julia Taylor, e-Learning Adviser (Accessibility & Inclusion) RSC South West Region, for being the first candidate under the JISC Techdis CMALT scheme to achieve accreditation.

CMALT stands for Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology. It is a national, cross-sector certification scheme run by the Association for Learning Technology since 2005. Registering for CMALT involves the creation and peer assessment of a portfolio of evidence against a set of core and specialist options defined as central to the role of someone with learning technology as part of their professional role.

JISC Techdis sees it as a priority to build on related funding schemes and support the development of staff. For this reason we are delighted to offer those working closely with In-Folio (an accessible e-portfolio) in Independent Specialist Colleges and related organisations the opportunity to engage in the CMALT initiative. We believe that engagement in the scheme will, amongst other things, enable staff to reflect on and review how their role impacts on learners.

Julia, who used In-Folio as the basis for her portfolio, talks about her new accreditation,

‘I am delighted to have achieved CMALT accreditation through the JISC Techdis scheme. In my work as an eAdvisor I get to promote the many benefits of using technology, such as In-Folio, to support learning. In-Folio records learners’ achievements, preferences and aspirations in a way that has real meaning for them in their everyday lives.’

JISC Techdis was part of The In-Folio Implementation Team which won the 2011 Adobe Systems sponsored Learning Technologist of the Year Team Award presented at ALT-C 2011.

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