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Learning Technologist of the Year Award 2008 SPONSORED BY TRIBAL


Winners announced at Association for Learning Technology conference


The foremost practitioners in learning technology this month received recognition of their endeavours via the UK’s Association for Learning Technology Learning Technologist of the Year Awards, sponsored by Tribal.


Bob Banks, senior consultant at Tribal, said, “The pioneering awards are now in their second year. They help to establish the profession of learning technologist at the forefront of educational transformation, across all sectors from schools to work based learning. The awards celebrate the very best in learning technology and the winners’  work is inspirational.”


Tribal ( has been a key innovator in the field of learning technology since the early days.  It develops bespoke cutting edge technology for learning in projects such as those for McDonalds online work-based learning, MoLeNet – the Mobile Learning Network for further education and developing the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).


Bob Banks added, “At Tribal we strive to develop exciting and innovative ways to use technology in the pursuit of effective learning. We’re constantly researching new approaches, and are proud to sponsor the awards which are a showcase for the very best of UK talent in learning technology.”


Seb Schmoller, chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (, added, “This year’s award has highlighted a wide spread of talent and achievement in the learning technology community. Our prize winners are
making a real difference to teaching and learning for millions of learners in the UK and more widely. Success of this kind deserves to be celebrated, and our Learning Technologist of the Year Award does just that."


The annual Learning Technologist of the Year Awards were presented at the Association’s prestigious annual conference. ( The awards were presented by David Cavallo, chief learning architect for One Laptop per Child, at an event attended by Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation.

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