A team from Highbury College - apprentices, students and staff – made their way to London in the Highbury College minibus to attend this glittering black-tie event which was hosted by comedian Shappi Korsandi. The college’s victory was witnessed by over 600 people, gathered to celebrate the achievements of further education colleges nationwide, at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane London.
The judges noted that the entries for this award showed how innovative use of technology was spreading beyond individual teams to have an impact on learning across whole institutions.
The college has visionary leadership and management, excellent technical infrastructure and support, and, most importantly, staff who are confident and capable using technology.
Highbury College has made online learning an integral component of all its courses where lecturers submit digital action plans and develop course content with help from a central support team. A digital learning hub (designed by one of Highbury’s own students), a digital maths academy, and online digital literacy and safeguarding courses, are just some of the features which stood out for the judges. The digital maths academy, for example, helps students to progress smoothly through their course by not only enhancing what they do in the classroom but also providing a college-produced maths App which is available on their mobile phones and other digital devices.
All students at Highbury College are encouraged to exploit the latest technology to be at the cutting edge of innovation and technological excellence to prepare them to make the most of their futures – whether that is in the work place, running their own business or pursuing further studies.