The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is a professional and scholarly association which seeks to bring together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology. For more information about ALT please visit the ALT website http://www.alt.ac.uk.
The ALT Open Access Repository was developed as part of the wALTer project in conjunction with the establishment of the Online Learning Knowledge Garden by project partners Cranfield University.
wALTer is a repository start up project part funded by JISC under the JISC Repositories and Preservation Programme, the help of which is gratefully acknowledged. A key issue for the Learning Design sector is the skills and knowledge of new entrants to a rapidly growing professional body. In order to be effective, a resource base for such staff development requires frameworks both to support practice and for professional accreditation. This project aims to provide a resource base and supporting technologies to ensure effective support for e-learning professionals. It builds on a number of existing resources, bodies of knowledge and expertise, technologies and professional frameworks and provides the first stage in a planned evolution path for a growing sustainable resource base.