H808 Professional Values (7.1)

CMALT stands for Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology .  “CMALT is a portfolio-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.” The CMALT […]

H808 5.5 Learning Technologists

What do learning technologists do?  Well, this is a question I should be able to answer because at some level I claim to be a learning (educational) technologist.  According to the Association for Learning Technology, learning technologists are “people who are actively involved in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning with the use of learning […]

H808: Reflection and Learning (Core Activity 2.4)

I’ll be concentrating here on Jenny Moon’s (2005) Guide for Busy Academics – Learning Through Reflection.  I was certainly appreciate of its short length, and it seemed to deliver the key points in an efficient way.  Moon begins with the commonplace idea of reflection, suggesting that we can think of reflection as either purposeful activity […]

H808: Reflections on Core Activity 2.2

Experience of the Task From the perspective of someone who has put together a significant number of portfolios for academic assessment before, I must say that I have generally found them to be more of a box-ticking exercise than a tool for reflection.  However, it quickly became evident that there were many different drivers at […]