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Learning Technology Award for York team

Posted on 21 December 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Programme Design and Learning Technology (PDLT) team has won a national award for learning technology.

The team were winners in the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Learning Technologist of the Year Awards.

Since 2007 these awards have celebrated and rewarded excellent research and practice and outstanding achievement in Learning Technology.

The PDLT has led our institutional efforts to develop inclusive learning, teaching and assessment practices which recognise and celebrate the diversity of the student community, benefiting all our students.

Dr Richard Walker, Head of the PDLT Team, said: “I am very proud of what the PDLT team has achieved this year, and the ALT Team of the Year award for 2021 marks a fantastic end to a challenging year.

“This would not have been possible without the wider team of staff and students who have collectively supported inclusive and accessible learning, teaching and assessment practices across the University.

“We have worked in partnership with students to understand how technology can contribute to their learning and have worked in synergy with other professional service teams to improve the digital skills of staff and students. The award is great recognition for our combined efforts this year.”

Key achievements include working with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Teaching and Learning to introduce a new policy on video captioning, completing an assistive technology audit highlighting barriers and enablers and implementing improvements.