The AmplifyFE network is led by the
Association for Learning Technology
(ALT) in partnership with Ufi VocTech
AmplifyFE launched in October
2020 and already connects 1000+
professionals in Further Education
and Vocational Education, providing
a strong networking community for
them to share, collaborate and
Welcome to this
to our Sector
The initial audit identified close to 100
Communities of Practice (CoP) in total. The
CoPs we audited include online community
groups and networks around a common
theme or interest set up by sector bodies and
technology companies as well as
independent groups run by individuals or
groups of practitioners.
The data we collected include key indicators
such as levels of activity, number of members
involved, subject focus such as functional
skills, governance, and platforms and tools
In this year’s update, we have focused on:
● Communities that have stopped or
started their activities;
● Important changes to the sector
● Tracking where the conversation is
moving on social media.
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We are the leading professional body for Learning Technology
in the UK.
We support a collaborative community for individuals and
organisations from all sectors including Vocational, Further and
Higher Education and industry and provide professional
recognition and development.
Membership is open to all with a professional interest in using
digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment.
How we can help you
We connect a community of 3,500 individuals and organisations from all sectors including
Vocational. Further and Higher Education and industry and provide professional recognition and
● Subscribe to our mailing list for news about CPD opportunities, events and more.
● Join ALT from £30 a year as an individual Member or £209 for the whole organisation and
connect to our community established in 1993.
● Get access to new research in Learning Technology at events and via our publications.
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Having checked and updated
the 100 communities from the
2020 audit, the total number
increased from the original 100
to 130 for the 2021 audit.
There are a number of different
combinations of platforms being
used across the different
communities, with most using at
least two. There is also a notable
decline in some communities using
Jisc mailing lists.
Most notable in the communities that
have ceased to exist is the closure of
the TES communities, including all 74
individual forums including those
dedicated to FE and Vocational
Twitter remains the most popular
platform with a total of 96 Twitter
handles reviewed and 17 new
hashtags added to the community
There were many new additions
to the community landscape,
making the audit a more
comprehensive map of the
sector landscape. This year we
Microsoft Teams and Zoom have
also grown in usage, with the
shift to online meetings due to the
impact of the pandemic.
Since the last audit,
#AmplifyFE is used across
Twitter, LinkedIn and
Instagram by community
members, generating a
total number of:
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How we can help you
If you are looking to share news about your work, find experts to collaborate with or learn more
about specific subject areas, then the AmplifyFE network can help.
@amplifyFE @AmplifyFE AmplifyFE
● Tag your posts #amplifyFE on social media, and we will help you spread the word.
● Sign up to our mailing list to keep informed and get involved.
● Visit our website to learn more about how to get started, find the right networks for you and
join in the right conversations with our guide to hashtags.
Head over to our website https://amplifyfe.alt.ac.uk/ and listen to this episode of the VocTech
Podcast to find out more about AmplifyFE.
AmplifyFE is a network
to connect and amplify
communities of practice for
digital learning, teaching and
assessment in vocational
Sign up to get involved
and stay informed
● Share and learn from each other, increasing access to learning
technology expertise, digital pedagogy and professional
● Champion the use of accessible, inclusive learning technology
● Engage with FE groups and communities of practice and
● Work across the whole Further Education and Training sector in
its widest terms
● To amplify the voice of professionals in strategic developments
across the sector
Introducing the #AmplifyFEspace
Connection not competition