Naace signs MoU with ALT in joint strategy to improve access to edtech
In an agreement built upon common objectives to bolster the implementation of education technologies, Naace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ALT (Association for Learning Technology) in a new partnership. Both organisations have a long-standing relationship, but the new agreement will consolidate this and push common agendas forward.
The MoU sets out to:
- Influence and help shape policy on the government’s learning technology agenda.
- Enhance relationships on issues which the two associations have common interests.
- Share information on technology for learning.
- Offer reciprocal organisational or sponsoring membership to one another.
- Run joint events on areas of shared interest.
- Collaborate on joint projects.
Both Naace and ALT have also committed to twice-yearly meetings to discuss and agree recommendations on joint working and future opportunities. Between these formal meetings, the organisations will provide regular updates on arising matters and opportunities.
Philip Blackburn, Naace Chair, commented: “I am delighted to end my term as the Chair of Naace by announcing the MoU with the Association for Learning Technology. Building on excellent relations with the organisation, we believe this formal agreement will help elevate the successful implementation of technologies in schools and continue to highlight the value of dynamic edtech strategies.
“Naace members will benefit greatly from this collaborative approach, sharing ideas and information. Our community of teachers, school leaders and commercial partners across UK education all share a common vision for the developing role of technology and the MoU is testament to this.”
As an independent membership charity, ALTs main objective is to advance education through increasing, exploring and disseminating knowledge in the field of learning technology for the benefit of the general public. ALT advocates the effective and efficient use of learning technology, informed by research, practice and understanding – subsequently influencing policy.
Chief Executive of ALT, Dr Maren Deepwell, said: “ALT’s Board of Trustees is looking forward to working more closely with Naace to the benefit of both membership communities. In these challenging times in particular, collaboration is more important than ever before as the scale of the work our Members are undertaking is ever increasing. Learning Technologists are at the heart of our efforts to keep vital education provision running throughout the crisis and shaping a longer term strategy for how we can best develop in future.”
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