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New Zealand education platform wins prestigious edtech award
Dunedin-based company ADInstruments has received another global edtech award for Lt, its cloud-based learning software for the sciences. The Reimagine Education Awards – also known as “the Oscars of education” – are administered by QS Quacquarell Symonds and represent the largest global program to recognise innovative teaching approaches. There were more than 1100 applications across 18 categories in these awards in 2022, and competing educational solutions underwent six stages of judging. By winning the E-Learning category, Lt proves itself as a truly innovative teaching solution that has been approved by educational experts.
Traditionally, science educators in higher education are required to teach practical lab sessions to foster lab skills in their students (for example, how to use hardware, work in teams, and handle chemicals and tissue preparations). These lab sessions may suffer from low student engagement, with students using paper lab manuals and being more focused on troubleshooting their equipment than learning key concepts. Many educators want their students to engage in active learning and improve their conceptual understanding. In addition, these labs had to be delivered remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has emphasized the importance of labs that can be delivered flexibly.
Lt is designed to meet these needs, making science easier for both educators and students. The team behind the platform is thrilled to see this purpose recognised. “We aim to add value for educators and their students with each new feature we add to Lt,” says Katie Bracewell, Education Development Manager at ADInstruments. “How the next generation of scientists is taught is crucial, so it’s important to us that Lt provides a seamless user experience and engages students in their learning.”
The Lt platform continues to expand, with recent additions including 46 lessons and 1400+ questions on introductory chemistry, and 60 lessons on veterinary physiology. Educators are invited to preview Lt lessons or sign up for a 90-day free trial online.
Find out more about Lt and the 90-day free trial at https://www.adinstruments.com/lt.
ADInstruments has been serving researchers and educators for more than 30 years. Committed to making science easier, its suite of products includes industry-leading hardware like the PowerLab, and cutting-edge software tools like LabChart and Lt. Educators save time and effort by using Lt’s extensive collection of over 500 lessons and labs, addressing physiology, nursing, medicine, anatomy, biology, and chemistry. Learn more about ADInstruments at https://www.adinstruments.com/.
About the Reimagine Education Awards
Also known as “the Oscars of education”, the global Reimagine Education Awards are the largest program to recognize innovative teaching approaches. In 2022, the Reimagine Education Conference was held between Cairo and Philadelphia, and organized in partnership with Nova University Lisbon, Abu Dhabi University, and The Knowledge Hub Universities. Learn more about the Awards at https://www.reimagine-education.com/.