James Michael Maltby

Learning technologist & educational researcher
Learning technology manager at Plumpton College

James is an award-winning learning technologist and educational researcher specialising in blended and immersive teaching.

His work embedding virtual reality within teaching has been featured on BBC Countryfile. He has presented research at the Association of Colleges, Blended Learning Consortium, Education & Training Foundation, and JISC. As a learning designer, he has worked with small businesses to multinationals, including British Airways and Tesco Booker.

In 2019, he was awarded a fellowship from the 1851 Royal Commission and the Education & Training Foundation to continue his research into how immersive technology is transforming technical teaching and STEM education.

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Introduction to CMALT

Welcome to my portfolio page for Certified Membership (CMALT) of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). CMALT is a peer assessed accreditation for learning technology practitioners wishing to certify their experiences and capabilities, as well as demonstrate their commitment to professional development. ALT defines ‘learning technology’ as:

The broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment.

– Association for Learning Technology, ‘CMALT Guidelines’

The principles and values of the CMALT scheme are:

  • A commitment to exploring and understanding the interplay between technology and learning.
  • A commitment to keep up to date with new technologies.
  • An empathy with and willingness to learn from colleagues from different backgrounds and specialist options.
  • A commitment to communicate and disseminate effective practice.

– Association for Learning Technology, ‘CMALT Guidelines’

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