Less than a month after being Double BETT Finalists, Learning by Questions (LbQ) has been shortlisted for a further 3 honours at the Education Resources Awards 2018.
The online platform that capitalises on the proven benefits of immediate feedback for both teachers and pupils can be tried for free at www.lbq.org and is already finding favour amongst industry peers with top accolades at two of the world’s most prestigious ed-tech awards.
Nominated for ‘Primary Resource or Equipment – Tools for leadership, management and assessment including ICT’, ‘Start-up Business of the Year’ and a new ERA category: ‘Collaboration between school and supplier Award’ which has been created to acknowledge technology developers who have developed excellent working partnerships with the schools they supply to.
Andy Done, Year 6 teacher and Deputy Headteacher at Masefield Primary School in Bolton has played a key role in the evolution of LbQ: –
“LbQ and Masefield have an excellent relationship and close bond. Both put children at the forefront of everything they do. Our motto is ‘Believe, achieve, succeed’ and LbQ support and enhance this vision and ethos.”
Studies undertaken by IEE found learning could be increased by more than 25% in an academic year. Masefield Primary are finding their results to be even more positive: “From September 2017 to December 2017, the pupils in my year 6 class have done, on average, a full year’s progress. That is an extra 8 months of learning. One particular pupil who was working below age related expectations at the beginning of the year has made 18 months’ worth of progress. Huge impacts are being seen and LbQ is responsible for a chunk of this in maths.”
Tony Cann CBE who founded Learning by Questions and leads a team of thirty staff in its development said “Although we’re new to the world stage, LbQ have been busy developing and evolving this approach for more than sixteen years. It is both a product and a pedagogy, with integrity, evidence and feedback at its core and every member of the LbQ team is proud to be a part of it. The nominations from the ERA judging panel are a wonderful early acknowledgement from the ed-tech community.”