We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards as follows:
Digital Learning Team, University of Leeds
Academic Support, Technology and Innovation, University of Plymouth
Ebola in Context: Understanding Transmission, Response and Control MOOC Team, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Technology Enhanced Learning for Medicine and Dentistry (TELMeD);
Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University
Joel Mills, Technology Enhanced Learning Advisor, University of Hull
John Kerr, Learning Innovation Officer, College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow
Luke Burns, Teaching Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds
Community Choice Award
Jointly awarded to:
Academic Support, Technology and Innovation, University of Plymouth AND Technology Enhanced Learning for Medicine and Dentistry (TELMeD), Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University
“This year’s winners demonstrate the scale and scope of Learning Technology,” says ALT chief executive, Maren Deepwell, “and demonstrate how we can now deliver an enhanced experience for learners at scale. From addressing an immediate crisis such as Ebola to delivering excellence for learners across a complex institution Learning Technology plays a key part in delivering real impact across the UK and further afield.”
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).
“This has been the second year I have had the pleasure to be on the judging panel. It was a competitive round of submissions and entrants showed a hunger for improving teaching and learning through technology enhancements,” said Richard Havinga, e-Learning Solutions Architect at ULCC. “The winners and runner ups particularly well rounded applications showed how Moocs, transformation projects and extending e-learning eco-systems can be taken that one step further.”
The judges choices for individual and team awards was announced at the awards ceremony at the Annual Conference on the 9th September alongside a ‘Community Choice’ award as voted for by the community.
The Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field and to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale. The Awards are open to individuals and teams based anywhere in the world. The 2015 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards are supported by ULCC.
All information about the #LTAwards is available at http://alt.ac.uk/LTAwards
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Notes for Editors
1. ALT (the Association for Learning Technology) is a professional and scholarly association which brings together those with an interest in the use of learning technology. As the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field, we work to improve practice, promote research, and influence policy.
2. About 1650 individuals belong to ALT, as do 200 organisations across education sectors in the UK and internationally.
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4. Association for Learning Technology, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP Tel: +44 (0)1865 484 125 URL: http://www.alt.ac.uk/
5. ALT is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in the UK, number:1160039