The Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field, and aim to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale. The Awards are open to individuals and teams based anywhere in the world. They are sponsored by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC).
First, second and third prizes are available in each of two categories, individual, and team, as follows: 1st prize £1000; 2nd prize £500; 3rd prize £250. The Awards will be presented at ALT’s Annual Conference on the evening of 9 September 2015, University of Manchester. Winning entrants are invited to attend the event at no cost.
Vote for your favourite
The judging panel for the Awards always includes the previous year’s winners and together the judges select the winners. This year’s panel was chaired by Prof Diana Laurillard (UCL Institute of Education) and included Rebecca Garrod-Waters (Ufi Trust), Bryan Mathers (City & Guilds), James Pickering (University of Leeds), Rob Howe (University of Northampton) and Richard Havinga (ULCC). The judges choices for individual and team awards will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Annual Conference on the 9th September, however, this year we are also giving everyone the opportunity to vote from the shortlisted finalists to select this year’s ‘Community Choice’.
How to vote
There are two ways to vote via email and Twitter. Voting will be limited to one vote per account. Your account details (email addresses and Twitter screen names) will not be used for direct marketing or passed by ALT to third parties). All voting closes at midnight (BST) 8th September.
Vote via email
Send a message to LTAwardsemail@example.com with the tag of the person or team in the subject line. For example, to vote for Luke Burns email to LTAwardsfirstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘#LTA1′. We have prepared links below labeled ’email’ which should compose the message for you with you default email client.
Vote via Twitter
Tweet a message with the hashtag #LTAwards and the tag of the person or team you wish to vote for. For example, to vote for Luke Burns your tweet should include ‘#LTAwards #LTA1′. You are free to include other text/links with your tweet. We have prepared the links below labeled ‘tweet’ which compose a suggested tweet for you to edit. Retweets will be counted. If a Twitter account tweets or retweets more than one vote only the last vote will be counted.
This Year’s Finalists
- Luke Burns, Leeds (Vote #LTA1 [email | tweet])
- John Kerr, Glasgow (Vote #LTA2 [email | tweet])
- Joel Mills, Hull (Vote #LTA3 [email | tweet])
- Academic Support, Technology and Innovation, Plymouth (Vote #LTA4 [email | tweet])
- Digital Learning Team, University of Leeds (Vote #LTA5 [email | tweet])
- Ebola in Context MOOC team, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Vote #LTA6 [email | tweet])
- TELMeD, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth (Vote #LTA7 [email | tweet])
Visit the Awards page for full details and to watch videos of this year’s finalists.