Digital technology celebrated at awards

Friday 25 October 2019

Organisations who are leading the way in embracing the opportunities offered by digital technology were recognised at the Herald Digital Business Awards.

SQA attended as sponsors of the Education & Training Award category, which celebrates where technology has been harnessed to provide new learning opportunities.

Nominated in the category were: Daydream Believers; Neu – Quenchable; University of Aberdeen – Toolkit and; Wheatley Group – MyHousing.

Daydream Believers is a partnership between employers, teachers, lecturers and student ambassadors. They create free online resources for teachers, which helps shape and inform the curriculum in secondary schools.

Neu provide training for the hospitality sector. They created training app Quenchable to give font of house staff the skills and confidence to talk to customers about wine.

The University of Aberdeen’s Toolkit is a video-first information and training platform. The Toolkit was created to help students and staff learn new digital skills, understand how to use University software, discover useful apps and explore University services.

Wheatley Group provides homes and services to around 250,000 people across central Scotland. Last year, the Group launched MyHousing - an online housing information, advice and letting service.

Graeme Clark, Head of Digital Assessment Support Materials and Understanding Standards at SQA, presented the award to Neu – Quenchable. Daydream Believers were presented with a Commendation.

He said: “These awards are a great way to recognise the important role that Scottish organisations are playing in driving technological innovation for the benefit of our society. The achievements of our Education & Training Award finalists reflect the incredible potential of digital technology in creating new learning opportunities.”

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