Evaluation of Learners' Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group


We are now ALT ELESIG, a special interest group within ALT.

ALT ELESIG is a community of researchers and practitioners from higher, further and skills sector education who are involved in investigations of learners' experiences and uses of technology in learning.

ALT ELESIG members work together to share knowledge and practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources which will be of benefit to the community and the sector.

Organising Committee Members


#ELESIG on Twitter
If you blog or post about ELESIG please use the tag "#ELESIG".

Contact ELESIG


Please Note

Due to an increase in spam members we have activated a feature where you will need to be approved before joining ELESIG.

We apologise to genuine members and prospective members interested in the learner experience for any delay that this may cause in activating your membership.

         Welcome to ELESIG!


Join us on our new ALT-ELESIG platform!

ALT ELESIG is now live

Come and please join us at ALT ELESIG! We are in the process of migrating from this ning site. 

1. Instructions for joining ELESIG

If you already have an ALT Website account:

  1. Visit https://altc.alt.ac.uk/and click Log In from the top bar using your ALT login details (if you have forgotten your username and/or password visit https://www.alt.ac.uk/user/password – if you still have problems please email helpdesk@alt.ac.uk)
  2. Once logged in visit https://altc.alt.ac.uk/groups/elesig/and click the ‘Request Membership’ button
  3. Once your membership has been approved you will be able to contribute to the group.

If you don’t have an ALT account:

  1. Please visit http://go.alt.ac.uk/alt-sig-registration and create an account selecting the ELESIG as a group.
  2. Once you’ve created your account visit https://altc.alt.ac.uk/and click Log In from the top bar using your ALT login details you just created
  3. Once logged in visit https://altc.alt.ac.uk/groups/elesig/and click the ‘Request Membership’ button
  4. Once your membership has been approved you will be able to contribute to the group.

If you are having any problems please email helpdesk@alt.ac.uk

2. Get in touch with your nearest regional leads if you would like to get involved in organising or presenting at a local event:

(Note that we are still looking for leads in London and Wales.)

3. Follow us (@ELESIG) and/or continue the conversation on Twitter using #altc #ELESIG

Welcome to ALT-ELESIG!

Our proposal to become a SIG within the umbrella of ALT has been successful! 

On 18th July 2019, we have been approved as a Special Interest Group as ALT-ELESIG.

What does this mean?

Our aims remain the same with the added benefits of becoming a part of the wider community of ALT. 

We have re-launched our Group at #ALTC in Edinburgh on 3-5th September (see on Twitter). We will be moving across ALT's platform and communicate these changes to our members. We also have some exciting plans, e.g. working on inter-institutional collaborations and creating a Handbook of Learner Experience Research.

How was this decision made? 

In early 2019, the ELESIG Organising Committee ran a consultation with all our members to consider ELESIG’s future directions (see consultation document) via a survey emailed to all members via our ning site. Altogether 70 members responded (of 2400 members on elesig.ning site).

Some highlights of the positive results in terms of the value of ELESIG to members include (please see the survey report in PDF for full details):

  • Two-thirds of members responding indicated a preference for becoming a SIG within ALT.
  • What members value (and want to keep) as distinct in ELESIG is its focus on learning experience over technology, and on research and evaluation & sharing methods.
  • Members also value the inclusiveness of ELESIG, it is seen a friendly and collegial group.
  • Members indicated wishing to continue with successful and useful activities such as webinars and local/regional events (with extending these to national/international events).

Thank you all for your contributions and looking forward to progressing and building our community from strength to strength.

             Tunde Varga-Atkins (Chair) and Vicki Dale (Secretary)



Previous meetings:


18th September 2018 - the recording is available,


Monday 29th January 2018 - the recording is available.


September 2016 - the recording is available.


July 2015 - the recording is available.



Previous events - reports and downloads

Latest Activity

Helen Whitehead updated their profile
Jan 4
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Dec 20, 2020
Chris Fowler updated their profile
Dec 14, 2020
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ELESIG Open Meeting at Online - https://altc.alt.ac.uk/online2020/brown-bag-lunch-and-members-groups-and-sig-meetups-and-networking/

December 15, 2020 from 1pm to 1:45pm
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Dec 11, 2020

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