What makes a Learning Technologist? Personal reflections on the role

There have been a number of blog posts published around the role of a “Learning Technologist”. In particular, a recent post by Simon Thomson entitled “Do we still need Learning Technologists?” (now there’s a clickbait title!), really helped me to reflect on my own role, responsibilities and overall career path to-date.

A couple of months back, Simon collaborated with Daniel Scott on a survey for colleagues across the sector, to share and reflect on their own experiences and journey to becoming a “Learning Technologist”. The subsequent findings would then be published on the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) blog, across a series of themed posts. Having recently become an editor for the ALT blog, I was particularly keen to find out more and get involved. Subsequently, the three of us met up (virtually) to work on a plan of action for the upcoming series.

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