Accessibility statement


Understanding the way that technology influences and enables learning and teaching practice is a key part of professional development in the higher education sector. Each year PDLT supports a small group of colleagues from across the institution to work towards achieving Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT).

CMALT is a portfolio-based peer-reviewed accreditation, organised by the Association for Learning Technology, for which the University of York is an organisational member. CMALT aims to foster an appreciation of the interplay between learning and technology as well as provide a platform to allow educators and those involved in supporting education to learn from each other.

Colleagues have undertaken writing a CMALT portfolio to

The CMALT Portfolio Writing Group

Support is organised through a CMALT Portfolio Writing Group led by a member of PLDT who has completed CMALT and assesses CMALT portfolios from other institutions.

We start with a kick-off meeting that prompts you to plan out your portfolio and areas of development. Then, in each subsequent meeting we introduce one of the five sections of the CMALT portfolio, discussing in the group what practice might be best evidenced for that section and identifying ways to address any gaps in experience or knowledge. The final meeting is an opportunity to showcase your specialist area.

During the meetings we encourage you to share practice with other participants and use the group as a sounding board to help you best explain and reflect on your work. The PLDT will help you review what you have written and cover any key concepts that you might not be aware of.

If you would like to find out more, please see the CMALT Portfolio Writing Group page for further information and reflections from previous participants on their experiences of taking part.