CMALT application completed!

I finally managed to get my CMALT (recognition and accreditation for individuals working in the filed of e-learning) application in to what I hope will be an acceptable standard. Rather than submit a word document and supporting appendices, I chose the e-portfolio route. Initially tried to use the CMALT preferred e-portfolio tool Petal – about which I now have very little good to say. Why o why are Jisc funding projects such as this? There are a host of OSS and proprietary options out there have have far more advanced functionality and better usability and have been so for a long time.

Thankfully I understand that CMALT are moving platforms, let’s hope they chose something more intuitive to use. In the meantime, I recommend anyone thinking of following this route to consider carefully unless they have experience of Petal and understand its limitations.

Anyway my effort is here www.stephenp.net/cmalt on WordPress. Like all real world work, much of what I have included was achieved collaboratively and many of my ex-colleagues applications could look very similar. Come to think of it, why don’t CMALT encourage joint applications – that would be very web2.O / connectivism, etc.:^)
Lastly, obvious as it may be I couldn’t of done much of what I claim without the student researchers of Ultraversity. In fact, with a little thought many of them could meet the CMALT criteria and if they have a good reason to do so should apply!

Whether or not it was worth the effort I just don’t know, but I made a start whilst still at ARU and as I committed to it felt I should complete.

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10 thoughts on “CMALT application completed!

  1. Lindsey Wingate

    Well done for getting it finished ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve deferred until July so will be interested to see the feedback you get with yours. It must have felt like a good opportunity for you to reflect on your experience and time with Ultraversity/Ultralab and how much we all achieved together ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Pete Bradshaw

    Did you ever get this? I have had to resubmit… and am now waiting for reassessment… I have got AHEA though but that’s much easier. I’ll do FHEA when i get round to it.

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  3. stephenp Post author

    Lucky you, hardly seems fair does it! I emailed and asked what was going on and was told that one of the assessors had been on holiday but they would chase it up.

    Not the way to build a professional association in my opinion…

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