MLA College has won the Gold award for the Best Online Distance Learning Programme at the Learning Technologies Awards for the submission, “Delivering degrees to seafarers without internet”.
The panel of independent academics judging the submission were impressed with the way MLA College combined innovative technology with traditional academic tutoring that was personalised to each student, enabling a whole new generation of seafarers to gain a higher qualification whilst remaining in their full-time job.
The Awards ceremony, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on 30th November 2016, gathered 800 people to celebrate the best learning technologies across the world, with shortlisted entries from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, USA, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain & Italy.
“I am extremely pleased that our programmes have been recognised in this way and I feel that this really highlights the quality of the design and delivery of the courses. By utilising new technologies we have been able to take university learning to seafarers who would not otherwise have had the opportunity to engage with higher education”
Richard Thain, Director, MLA College.
MLA College’s digital manager Jon Scott and e-learning advisor Luke Denner, were the proud recipients of the award at the ceremony, having written the submission and prepared and delivered a presentation to the judging panel in September.