Blackburn based ‘Learning by Questions’ (LbQ) founded by the original Promethean interactive whiteboard leader, Tony Cann, was presented with the Innovator of the Year award at the annual Bett Awards. Coinciding with Bett, the world’s leading event for learning technology, the awards are considered the highest accolade in the industry.
LbQ was shortlisted in four categories: Innovator of the Year, Classroom Aids for Learning Teaching and Assessment, Collaboration with a School, and the Impact Award with Masefield Primary School.
The Bett Awards play a key role in identifying and rewarding excellence in education trade. The winning organisations were announced at the Bett Awards dinner in London on Wednesday 23 January.
LbQ is the brainchild of Tony Cann, having developed an increasing appreciation of the lack of time teachers have to teach. The resource is designed to present questions to the students, and then offer immediate feedback in terms of hints and advice for questions answered incorrectly. Those students answering question correctly, are presented with questions at a slightly higher level. Whilst their pupils are engaged in learning, the teacher is sent the performance data of everyone in their class, so they can go where they are most needed or revisit more challenging concepts.
Tony Cann said, “As I step into my 80th year I have possibly spent more years immersed in learning technology than most. It is such a pleasure to see classes of children completely engrossed in our questions while teachers have time to do that they do best: teach. LbQ not only enables them to do this but it also provides them with instant information on those students in need of their support.”
“It is heartening for me to see that the esteemed judging panel of educationalists recognise the power of LbQ.”
For more information, please visit www.bettawards.com and www.lbq.org.