Learning Technologist of the Year Award

Monday 27th April 2015

Are you or your team going to be this year’s winners of the Learning Technologist of the Year Awards?

ULCC are happy to annouce that we will be sponsoring the Association for Learning Technology Learning Technologist of the Year Award 2015. 

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.

First, second and third prizes will be 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.

Judging Panel

The Awards will be judged by a panel chaired by​  Diana Laurillard​ , President of ALT and Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education. The panel is:

  • James Pickering​  - Lecturer in Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Leeds  and last year’s winner in the individual category;
  • Rob Howe​  - Head of Learning Technology, University of Northampton and last year’s winner in the team category;
  • Rebecca Garrod-Waters​  - Chief Executive of the UfI Charitable Trust; 
  • Richard Havinga​  - e-Learning Solutions Architect, ULCC;
  • Bryan Mathers​  - City & Guilds.

Selection Process and Criteria

Entries will be judged (from the completed entry form, and, if short-listed, at interview) on the basis of evidence summarised in the following 4 areas:

  1. A clear description of the actions taken to develop and support the achievement;
  2. Clear, credible, statement of individual or team approach to the technological, and/or methodological, and/or managerial, and/or teaching and learning choices made by the applicant (individual or team), during the period covered by the application;
  3. Major and beneficial impact on practices within the applicant's or team's organisation, community, or sphere of influence;
  4. Outstanding overall contribution in managing, researching, supporting or enabling learning,teaching or assessment with the use of learning technology.

Entrants will have 200 words in which to summarise why they should win and a maximum of 400 words per area in which to provide evidence against the 4 areas listed above. 

Kindly note​ : Short-listed entrants will be asked to submit a short video about their entry to help showcase their work more widely. Videos will be hosted where possible on the ALT YouTube channel.

How to Enter

The closing date for entries is Friday, 29 May 2015.

Please complete each section of the online form.  Face-to-face, telephone or virtual interviews of short-listed entrants will take place in mid-June (in London if face-to-face).

For details of previous winners please visit the ALT website,​ where you will find summaries of the winning and highly commended entries. In case of difficulty, email LTAwards@alt.ac.uk.

Follow news about the Awards on Twitter: #LTAwards