The CDN Awards are a key event in Scotland’s further education calendar and recognise the talent, skills and achievements of colleges, their staff and learners. The winners were announced at a virtual celebration, hosted by Elaine C. Smith on Thursday 3 December 2020.
The college’s online learning collaboration with Glasgow based Klik2learn secured the Digital Learning Award, sponsored by JISC. The partnership sees content from the college’s suite of vocational programmes made available within a digital learning hub developed by Klik2learn. The first courses to be developed were aimed at students of English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL), enabling the college to meet local demand and continue recruiting students from overseas during the pandemic.
Ann Attridge, CEO of Klik2learn, commented:
“As the only edtech company to feature at the awards, Klik2learn’s partnership with City College Glasgow illustrates the potential of collaboration between public and private sector to drive forward technological change in the education sector. As a company, we welcome any interested parties to get in touch.”
David Cullen, Associate Dean for ESOL and Languages at City of Glasgow College, said:
“The learning hub provides up to date resources for teachers and trainers that can support learning in an innovative and stimulating environment. It is an incredible opportunity to make ESOL learning more relevant and accessible to our many students, both at home and abroad, while increasing employment opportunities. Winning this award is testimony to our ongoing successful partnership with Klik2learn and my congratulations go to all concerned.”
Ann Attridge, CEO of Klik2learn, added:
“City of Glasgow College are at the forefront of embedding technology across curricular areas and have an outward-facing approach to ESOL digital learning. We look forward to working with the team in the next exciting phase of our collaboration project, including the development of a new digital vocational course underpinned by ESOL learning.
Congratulations to all the finalists of this year’s awards. The College Development Network put together an amazing virtual event which highlighted the innovation, skills and talent across the nation’s further education sector.
About the CDN Awards
The CDN Virtual College Awards took place on Thursday 3 December with 250 guests virtually celebrating the talent and skills of staff and learners. The awards truly showcased a sector that can innovate and succeed in the toughest of times. See the full list of winners here.