University Learning Technologist shortlisted for prestigious national award

Date 16.08.2016

Iain Griffin, a Learning Technologist within the University of Northampton’s Library and Learning Services team, has been shortlisted for the Association of Learning Technologists (ALT) Community Choice LearnTech of the Year award.

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, and Iain is one of 12 highly influential individuals and teams in this category.

Iain’s colleagues and fellow members of the Learning Technology Team who nominated him explained: “Iain typifies a high performing Learning Technologist whose contribution has benefited staff and students both within and outside of Northampton. Those who are aware of his contributions are amazed that whilst part-time he is able to produce outputs which have aided so many individuals and groups. His friendly, knowledgeable and personable demeanour has meant that he is not only a credit to himself but also to the Learning Technology Team and the wider Library and Learning Services at the University of Northampton.”

John Turnbull, a Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing at the University, added: “Apart from Iain’s technical know-how, Iain is a willing, cheerful and understanding individual who not only makes our [tutors’] jobs easier but ultimately enhances the….student experience as well as bringing a little more sanity to the lives of our busy mentors out in practice as a result of his sound advice.”

Iain is modest about his shortlisting, commenting: “It’s been epic!… but I just got on with it.”

The voting for this prestigious award is open to the public, and full details and instructions are available: Vote in Prestigious National Award.  Iain is the first finalist listed (#LTA1). Voting closes at noon on 7 September.

Learn more about Iain’s work in this short video: