Nottingham (UK), 2007 - Peter Norvig, Google’s Director of Research, presented the 2007 Learning Technologist of the Year Awards at the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) conference in Nottingham on 5 September 2007. The aim of the competition is to celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the application of technology to teaching and learning.
The 2007 winners are:
Philip Cosson of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Teesside for work on a simulation that allows first-year radiography students to simulate the taking of an x-ray in a safe and controlled way;
Hannah Whaley of Dundee University for a range of achievements, including the creation of a new online self-assessment and peer-assessment system that is due to be made available by a commercial vendor to over 3,600 educational institutions worldwide;
the PebblePad Development Team from Pebble Learning Ltd. for their contribution over the last three years to the development of the PebblePad ePortfolio system, which has been used by over 120,000 students in over forty institutions across the UK.
Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive of ALT, said, "Learning technologists play a crucial role in modern learning, teaching, and assessment throughout the education system. They run college and university virtual-learning environments. They develop eLearning content. Their research underpins good practice. But their achievements tend to be unsung. By celebrating and rewarding excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the field, the Learning Technologist of the Year Award will go some way towards giving learning technologists the public recognition they deserve."