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Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has had the quality of its use of technology in the classroom acknowledged by being shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Times Educational Supplement in its annual awards for 2017.
BCoT is one of eight colleges to be nominated for the award of “Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment” in these esteemed awards which acknowledge outstanding achievements in Further Education.
BCoT’s entry focused on its leading work in using blended learning in the classroom which combines face to face interaction with students and online technology and apps. The College is also part of a county wide initiative to train Digital Apprentices who are at the forefront of designing e-learning solutions that enhance the students’ experience and support higher levels of achievement.
Principal, Anthony Bravo, feels strongly that a college of technology should be championing the use of technology to constantly improve the learning experience for students. He said: “The pace of change in communications technology today is incredible. At BCoT, we have already found that embracing these technologies has many benefits – from widening participation and engagement with all learners to giving tutors additional means to monitor a student’s progress.”
He continued: “As a college that focuses on the development of advanced technical skills – we are training the entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers of the future in a world where technology underpins all industries. Our students leave BCoT prepared for university and employment with technology skills that give them a real head start in the world.”
The TES (Times Education Supplement) Further Education Awards are now in their seventh year and celebrate the dedication of leading colleges, providers, teams and individual staff.
The winners will be revealed on Friday 23 February 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.