Wednesday, 19 June 2019

BLE Service Manager wins exciting award


Sarah Sherman (BLE Service Manager) and Amy Eyre (University of York, were named joint winners of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Community Engagement, which recognises customers who are dedicated to improving student achievement by fostering a connection between institutions, educators, students, and their communities. 

Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognise and honour innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Winners are selected by a cross-functional team of Blackboard experts.

Sarah and Amy achieved the honoured distinction of being among a select group of winners in the Blackboard community to receive this award. This award program is designed to enhance the visibility of the innovation taking place and to recognise the efforts of staff. Sarah and Amy co-lead the Blackboard Mobile & Collaborate User Group, which brings together UK and European institutions using these platforms to share practice, collaboratively troubleshoot challenges, and collectively raise issues and suggest developments directly back to Blackboard.

The efforts made by Sarah really do make a difference in enhancing the learning experience at the Bloomsbury member institutions and for many other institutions across the globe. 

“I’m proud to recognise this year’s outstanding recipients of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for their demonstrated commitment to using technology to enhance the learning experience, and sharing their best practices with the education community,” said Lee Blakemore, Chief Client Officer and President, Global Client Operations & Success at Blackboard. “Their outstanding contributions will help to support learner success in the Blackboard user community.”

Sarah and Amy were honoured alongside other Blackboard Catalyst Award winners during the TLC Europe 2019, Blackboard’s user conference held on 13th-16th May in Newcastle. 

For more information on the Blackboard Catalyst Awards, please visit: https://community.blackboard.com/groups/catalystawards. 

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