Established in 2007, the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the learning technology field, and aim to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale.
Chrissi Nerantzi, a Principal Lecturer in CELT from Manchester Metropolitan University was named the winner of the Individual Award after impressing the panel of judges from across sectors.
On winning the award, she said: “I am over the moon to have been selected by this year’s ALT judging panel as the winner of the individual Learning Technologist Award of the Year 2017.
“This award signals a real milestone in my career as an academic developer. I have been working and experimenting with creative, digital and open pedagogical practices across boundaries to create stimulating development opportunities around learning and teaching for all of us. These are based on collaboration, valuing diverse voices and practices, and create and nurture professional communities of trust. I am looking with real excitement into the future, continuing to work with colleagues in my own institution as well as further afield, supporting ALT and other professional communities and networks.
“Thank you all and especially Dr Cristina Costa, ALT Learning Technologist Award Winner 2010, who encouraged me to apply.”
Examples of the sort of online community learning that Chrissi has set up can be found at: http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/activities.php