The Defence Academy’s Defence Technology Enhanced Learning Team (DTEL) and eLearning Team (eLT) entered as a combined team and have won bronze in the Learning Technologies Team of the Year category at the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards, held online on 18th November.
The team’s award was for its work to underpin the shift in defence training and education, including adding well over 1,000 new learning opportunities to the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) during the COVID-19 lockdown. This ensured the standard and volume of development remained the same, even though face-to-face learning could not take place. In doing so, the team transformed its own skillsets and also shared its knowledge widely to enable others around the Defence Academy to develop content.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defence Academy has continued to educate, adapting our operations in line with government guidance. Where possible, the Defence Academy has increasingly moved toward digital or blended learning (combining online learning with face-to-face instruction) to meet its training delivery responsibilities and the needs of its students and customers.
The DTEL team and eLT team have been instrumental in aiding this digital transformation on behalf of the Defence Academy.
Major General Andrew Roe, Chief Executive of the Defence Academy and Commandant Joint Services Command and Staff College, said:
“My congratulations to the DTEL/eLT team for this fantastic achievement. This past year, the Defence Academy has digitised at pace to ensure that we can continue to educate, aligning technology and methodology for a more innovative and flexible way to train and educate in professional military education. This award is recognition of just how well the team, and all of the Defence Academy, has done to deliver this.”