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Embassy nominated for prestigious digital innovation award

09 May 2017

Embassy English has been shortlisted as a finalist in the British Council’s digital innovation awards, the ELTons

Embassy English is a 2017 finalist in the ELTons awards which celebrate achievements in digital innovation and English Language teaching. The panel has recognised Embassy’s assessment and online progress tracking tool, onTrack, as a key-differentiator that enables students and teachers to measure and track individual progress.

onTrack is the product of the hard work of several members of the Embassy team: Vic Richardson, Director of Academic Development; Rolf Tynan, Learning Technologies Specialist; Mike Ward, Regional Academic Director, and the developers, eLC. A team of Academic Managers and teachers across the organisation are also to be thanked and recognised for their efforts during the past few years, during which they collected data to drive the online graphics.

Embassy onTrack assesses students’ progress and determines if they are above or below target. This enables teachers to intervene when needed and to support those not achieving at the level expected. Students who would benefit from additional learning are also able to benefit from personalised online learning plans, created by the Academic Team. These allow students to review their learning needs, and enable them to continue learning outside the classroom.

The International Education industry and agents have known Embassy English to be a strong leader in the use of technology in teaching for many years. Embassy was an early adopter in the introduction of interactive whiteboards in the classroom, which is now seen as the standard in the industry. The team has continued to innovate in use of online resources to support teaching and learning for dynamic and interactive lessons.

Being shortlisted as a finalist for this prestigious award from the British Council is an impressive achievement, and Study Group would like to thank and congratulate all involved in this innovative project.

The winners of the ELTons will be announced on 14 June.

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