Learning app award for Regent's staff

Two Regent’s University London staff members have won the prestigious Credo Digital Information Literacy Award 2015 for their work in online learning and technology.

Chris Rowell, Deputy Learning Technology Manager, and Andy Horton, Deputy Library Manager, were recognised for their ‘Twelve Apps of Christmas’ web course, which ran last December.

Liz Kerr, Head of Learning Resources nominated Chris and Andy for the Award and said: “With over 500 Regent’s staff and academics at universities around the world, the Twelve Apps of Christmas introduced a range of useful mobile technology teaching and learning applications.

“The standard of entries for the Credo Award were very high this year, with judges choosing the Regent’s entry because of the innovative and imaginative way in which the course was presented.”

Chris and Andy were presented with their Award on 9 April at the Newcastle Civic Centre during the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference gala dinner.

Andy concludes: "It means a great deal to win this award and it’s quite an honour to be recognised within the sector for our work. It was great to hear that the things which impressed the judges – the accessible and entertaining nature of the course – were the things we were most pleased with when we were running it.

"It’s a testament to all the hard work people put in to make it a success, and it’s great to see the work of Learning Resources at Regent’s being appreciated on the wider stage."