Blog post from the competition, reposted with kind permission:
It was great to brief a select group of Contemporary Design Crafts (CDC) students for the Association of Learning Technology (ALT) awards competition last Thursday.
The Association of Learning Technology supports educators involved with teaching and learning in the digital.
ALT’s values are about participation, collaboration, openness and independence. They work across different sectors of education, from Universities to schools.
During the conference, awards are made to individuals and organisations whose projects have been considered particularly valuable in the field of learning technology.
We are super-excited to have been commissioned to create awards for the 2019 ALT conference. This builds on the success of Jenny Hodgeman’s awards in 2018, which explored the links between analogue and digital using traditional green slate etched with binary code.
As always, one of the stand-outs which comes from any discussion with CDC students is the breadth and depth of their discipline. This isn’t just about different materials and workshop processes but the range of concepts which can inspire higher educational crafts practices.
I’m excited to see what the future brings. The deadline for students to submit an A4 mood board to Nell Marton (Course Leader) and James Smith (Course lecturer) is the 20th March. Watch this space to find out the longlisted designs to be sent to ALT.