Established in 2007, the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 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.
The expert panel of judges, chaired by David White, President of ALT, represented expertise from different sectors and countries, bringing together a wealth of experience in Learning Technology.
Speaking at the Award Ceremony, David White said “It was an especially strong field this year which reflects the ongoing development of digital learning as a profession and its importance to the education sector. In 2020 our work has become central to engaging and supporting staff and students, the ALT awards celebrate this work and the expertise of all involved.”
Reflecting on the outcome of the 2020 competition, Dr Maren Deepwell, chief executive of ALT said: “This year’s commended and winning entries reflect the growing professionalisation of Learning Technology across sectors and countries. I am delighted to see so many inspiring examples of how expertise and passion have driven the pivot to online learning in 2020. I hope that the showcase will help spread the word about what excellent practice and research in Learning Technology looks like and help champion recognition for all our Finalists and ALT’s Members more widely.”