The UniServity Online Learning Awards are now closed! This year we had an overwhelming amount of entries from schools from all around the world and we had the hard task of picking out the winners, runners-up, highly commended and commended entries!
All entries for this years awards were of an extrememly high standard and all of us at UniServity would like to congratulate those of you who entered.
To see the full list of winners, click on the 'View 2011 award winners' drop down menu below.
To all those who entered and did not win this year (or even those of you who won and want to retain your title!), don't worry as there is always next years competition!
Keep checking our blog/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube pages in the following weeks for updates on our winners and more!
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For more information:
- The Online Learning Awards Team
- Soane Point
- 6-8 Market Place
- RG1 2EG
View 2011 award winners
- Winner: Hallow Primary School in Worcestershire
- The best film entry by a teacher or student: The County High School, Leftwich in Cheshire
- Runner Up: Sandbach School in Cheshire
- Runner Up: Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School in Bolton
- Highly Commended:
- Simon de Montfort Middle School in Worcestershire
- Kiangsu Chekiang College International Section in Hong Kong
- Greenvale Infant & Nursery School in Medway
- Petersfield Infant School in Hampshire
- Hertford Infant & Nursery School and Hertford Junior School in Brighton & Hove
- Wortham Primary School in Suffolk
- Oaklands Federation in Medway
- Smallwood CE Primary School in Cheshire
- BFS Naples, Service Children's Education
- Kearsley West Primary School & Nursery in Bolton
View 2010 award winners
- Clifton-upon-Teme Primary School, Worcestershire (Winner, Learners of the Year)
- Jackie Kershaw, Meon Junior School, Portsmouth (Joint Winner, Teacher of the Year)
- Matt Brooks, Thingwall Primary School, Wirral (Joint Winner, Teacher of the Year)
- Hazel Court Special School, East Sussex (Winner, Special)
- Patcham House Special School, Brighton & Hove (Winner, Special)
- St Bede Primary School, Bolton (Winner, Primary)
- Castledown Primary & Nursery School, East Sussex (Winner, Primary)
- Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Bolton (Winner, Primary)
- Audley Junior School, Blackburn with Darwen (Winner, Primary)
- Hailsham Community College, East Sussex (Winner, Secondary)
- Sandbach School, Cheshire (Winner, Secondary)
- Willingdon Community School (Winner, Secondary)
- Tom's Tales, Pier2Peer, Brighton & Hove City Council (Winner, LA-wide Project)
View 2009 award winners
- Winner: Teacher of the Year
Matt Boot - Grappenhall Heys Primary School, Warrington
Congratulations to Matt Boot, an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) at Grappenhall Heys Primary School who has been awarded the UniServity Learning Platform Awards for Excellence 2009 'Teacher of the Year' Award for his tireless and outstanding innovation of the use of the Learning Platform in his own teaching and in connecting his school to others locally and worldwide, for children's learning and Teachers' Professional Development. Matt identifies opportunities for children, families and colleagues to learn through purposeful, targeted activities using the Learning Platform; ensuring the possibilities are explored and achieved, facilitating high impact lifelong learning for all those he works with.
- Winner: Student of the Year
Elizabeth West - Guyer High School, Texas
In less than a year since the adoption of the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform at Guyer High School, student Elizabeth West has demonstrated outstanding use of her ePortfolio learning journal to manage her own learning. Her achievements have been recognised and showcased around the world as an outstanding example of student led learning. Elizabeth is the epitome of a 21st Century Learner, using the social learning tools of the Learning Platform to take her learning to a new level.
- Winner: Mobile Collaborative Learning
Blackburn with Darwen Primary School Cluster
Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority's e-Learning service has developed an exciting 'Ultra Mobile Learning Project', which is making a significant impact on when and how learners learn. Seven primary schools are working collaboratively using the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform and ultra mobile PCs to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom walls. Learners from Year 1 to 5 have the opportunity to take the mobile PCs home to explore the benefits of collaborative learning and share their experiences with their peers and teachers using the Learning Platform blog and forum tools.
- Winner: Empowering the Learner
Grappenhall Heys Primary School, Warrington
Learners at Grappenhall Heys Primary School lead the personalisation of their own learning experiences through opportunities provided by their teachers using the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform. Matt Boot and Vicky Jones lead by example to create a dynamic and empowering learning environment. Learners are encouraged to differentiate and explore their activities through wikis, blogs, forums, podcasts in shared areas and within their ePortfolio, with clear directed guidelines from their teachers to ensure focus on key learning objectives, progression and attainment.
- Winner: Extended School Engagement
Grays School, East Sussex
The team at Grays School are clearly unified in their vision for achieving the highest levels of engagement and attainment for all children, staff and families within a whole school learning community. Led by their award winning and inspiring Headteacher Christine Terrey, staff, children and families have been using the UniServity cLc (connected learning communities) Learning Platform to support learning activities within and beyond the class, at home and in the wider school community, underpinning and reinforcing the curriculum provision, extending learning and raising attainment.
- Winner: Anytime Anywhere Learning
Horndean Infant School, Hampshire
Horndean Infant Schools vision is that learning is for everyone - anytime, anywhere. The school has worked closely as a team to engage children, families and the wider school community through their development of the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform. Led by outstanding Headteacher Becky Greenhalgh, the school has used their learning platform to achieve goals within their school development plan. This has ensured a clear strategy, action plan and measurable impact on learning results within the school.
- Winner: Learner Led Learning
Kiangsu - Chekiang College, (International Section) Hong Kong
Teachers at Kiangsu - Chekiang College have been using the UniServity cLc (connected learning communities) Learning Platform to create a culture of independent learning with students being encouraged to take increasing amounts of personal responsibility for their own learning. In order to drive cLc usage, teachers embarked on a series of projects to capitalise on the potential offered by the cLc for social constructivist learning. The "KCCIS Hong Kong Idol" collaborative project, a school-wide variant of the global music reality TV show, has captured the imagination of the whole school.
- Winner: Student Voice
Maiden Erlegh School, Wokingham
The team at Maiden Erlegh School have continued their creative approach to using the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform to bring the wider school community closer. Through a comprehensive transition project, and building links with other schools within and beyond their local authority area, the team led by Parras Majithia, have empowered students to lead their own learning, benefitting from the links, communications and collaboration with other students and teachers.
- Winner: A 21st Century Learning Environment
Red Hill C.E.Primary School, Worcestershire
In less than 1 academic year after Red Hill C.E. Primary School selected the UniServity cLc (connected learning communities) Learning Platform, teaching and learning has been transformed. The school has embraced the full potential of the Learning Platform with the vision and support of the school leadership, teachers, learners, parents and the extended school community. Eve Robson, has taken the role of lead teacher for adopting the Learning Platform and providing learners with new 21st Century opportunities for learning. The school has quickly become the model for successful Learning Platform implementation in Worcestershire and beyond. See how Red Hill Primary School are using the UniServity Learning Platform (link to 6min 40sec video)
- Winner: Personalised Learning
Sandbach School, Cheshire
Sandbach School has focused on developing interactive learning and teaching using the UniServity cLc (connected Learning communities) Learning Platform as a vehicle for engagement, creativity and innovative practice. Andrew Sykes, the school's resident cLc coach, supported by the ICTAC (ICT Across the Curriculum) group spearheaded by Darren Bootherstone, have led the way in personalising learning by creating out-of-hours learning opportunities and enhancing levels of engagement at the school.
- Winner: A Dynamic Online Learning Community
Tideway School, East Sussex
Building Schools of the Future poses many challenges for schools; not least of which how to maintain and improve standards through a time of many changes. The school is one step ahead having had to rebuild their site due to a severe arson attack, and to ensure that student's learning was not at risk, used their UniServity cLc Learning Platform to provide continuity and create innovative learning opportunities. Led by an exemplary innovator; Assistant Headteacher Jim Fanning, the school has created a true connected learning community online and shown just what an impact pedagogical use of the cLc Learning Platform can have on learning.
- Winner: A Global Classroom
Weston Village Primary School, Cheshire
Learners at Weston Village Primary School are enjoying a wide range of extended learning opportunities with the UniServity cLc (connected learning communities) Learning Platform. The school team, led by Jan Webb, have been looking carefully at their curriculum planning and school improvement priorities and using these to identify new opportunities that the Learning Platform facilitates. Children have embraced the opportunities with great enthusiasm, their imaginations being fired up by being able to communicate with children from another country, sharing ideas, information and friendships and even a virtual school trip.