Daniel scoops a top Learning Technology award

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A Barnsley College employee has won the Learning Technologist of the Year Individual Awards at the Association of Learning Technology awards 2016.

Daniel Scott’s professional career started in 2005 when he secured employment at the college as a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice, before becoming Learning Support Technocologist in 2010. His passion for his work impressed his manager and they committed resources and support to enable him to complete a range of training courses, most recently graduating from the University of Huddersfield with a MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning.

Karen Markham, director of teaching and learning at Barnsley College said: “Going above and beyond his job role, Daniel demonstrated a longing for teaching and sharing his knowledge with the next generation of Learning Technologists.

“I am really pleased and happy that Daniel has won this award as it recognises his passion for technology and the journey he has undertaken in his own professional development with support from the college.”

Daniel said: “I am extremely proud and overwhelmed at winning this prestigious award. It’s such a good feeling to be recognised both nationally and internationally for my individual efforts and milestones that I have achieved throughout my career.

“This award is also recognition of the hard work, and the support I have had from the college to develop, so we as a team can continue to utilise learning technology in the classroom to benefit all students.”

The Learning Technology Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field on a national and internal scale.