Double award win for learning talent at Sponge
Posted on Feb 06, 2017
360, VR & AR
Kate Nicholls, Head of Innovation at leading learning company, Sponge UK has won a second award recognising her talent as a digital learning designer.
At the Learning and Performance Institute’s (LPI) Learning Awards, she was named Learning Professional of the Year (bronze winner) at a gala evening on Thursday, February 2 at The Dorchester, London.
It’s her second major award after taking the gold prize for Learning Technologies Designer of the Year at the Learning Technologies Awards 2016-17.
Working with some of the biggest global brands like Coca-Cola, Tesco and Google, Kate is pioneering new technologies and approaches to make digital learning more inspiring and successful.
Most recently, Kate has worked on a year-long project to explore the learning applications of interactive 360° video and virtual reality (VR). She presented a seminar of the topic at Learning Technologies 2017, Europe’s biggest L&D event, on February 1, 2017 at London Olympia.
“My starting point for the project was a question: Can 360° content aid learning, and if so, how? By combining elearning tools with the latest 360° filming techniques, we’ve been able to add an interactive layer to 360° video. This innovation is opening up the learning potential of 360° and VR and making the technology more accessible for organisations.” - Kate Nicholls
The Learning and Performance Institute host its annual Learning Awards to recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence in Learning and Development.
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