Top honours for blended learning model

27 November 2017

Victoria Polytechnic has won three awards for its blended learning model from LearnX and the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD).

Gail Bray (Senior Manager Learning Development) and her team were awarded Platinum Winner for Best Blended Learning Model and Silver for Best Interactive Scenario Design at the LearnX Impact Awards in May, and recently won Best Implementation of a Blended Learning Solution at the AITD awards

Victoria Polytechnic’s Platinum win for Best Blended Learning Model placed it above Gold winners ME Bank, Foxtel and WHS Branch, and Silver winners Telstra, Independent Hardware Group, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

“Acknowledgement in a field of multinational organisations is incredible, and to win two awards gives the learning and development team an enormous boost of confidence to continue to work on producing learning solutions for students and industry clients that exceed expectations."

"Personally, this win confirms that hard work and a collaborative approach, supported by strong leadership, can produce great things. The future is bright for the Polytechnic, I believe these awards will be the first of many,“ said Gail Bray.

The team is implementing the organisation-wide blended learning Project 100, which affects 100 qualifications and over 600 staff across the Polytechnic.

“Winning LearnX is recognition that Victoria Polytechnic is among the best providers of high-quality training in Australasia. This win will support the Polytechnic as it works towards re-building the TAFE arm of Victoria University,” added Gail Bray.

For the last ten years, the LearnX Foundation, an independent non-profit event management and design agency, has supported developing technologies. The underpinning philosophy of the organisation is to provide a platform for “enterprises and their talent to learn, share, network and celebrate their best work”.

Note: As of 2021, the blended learning model is now known as the interactive e-learning model.

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