Association for Learning Technology Online Newsletter
Issue 9 July 2007   Friday, July 20, 2007

ISSN 1748-3603

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Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Benefits of ALT membership
by Karen Ver

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. With approximately 130,000 members, CIPD's mission is to lead in the development and promotion of good practice in the field of the management and development of people, for application both by professional members and by their organisational colleagues.

CIPD generates a range of research that is available to the public. Of interest to ALT members are:

  • E-learning: progress and prospects
    A factsheet giving introductory guidance. It considers the scope and types of e-learning, reports progress to date based on findings of our learning and development surveys, examines e-learning implementation 'received wisdom' and provides a link to case studies on implementing effective e-learning.
  • Annual learning and development survey report 2007
    The latest benchmarking data on current and emerging trends and issues in learning and development. Focusing on topics such as the role of line managers in learning and development, integrating learning and development with wider organisational strategy and trends in workplace learning.
  • CIPD Podcasts
    A series of 8 podcasts with interviews from top speakers in the areas of: Leadership, Managing change, Talent management, Reward, Employee engagement, Learning and development, and Diversity.

For a complete listing of the CIPD's publications please visit

CIPD's main reason for joining ALT was to enhance our understanding of what is happening with e-learning within the academic community. As the Institute grows its e-learning and blended learning offerings across its programs, ALT provides opportunities to share experiences and network with peers working in academic institutes.

The benefits of ALT membership to the CIPD have been:

  • keeping up-to-date with various government initiatives that impact on academic institutes;
  • general updates on web technologies and how these are being used;
    access to academic research; and
  • access to a community of peers.

For Karen Ver, CIPD's E-learning Manager, another benefit was using the newsletter to advertise a new position for a Learning Technologist to join the Learning Development division, which resulted in recruiting "a great new member of staff". Karen will be representing CIPD on the ALT Further Education Committee and is looking forward to working with the committee over the next 3 years.

Karen Ver

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