Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Exploring good design.... the BCSE Industry Awards

The judging panel - with two judges missing from the photograph, and Ty Goddard, BCSE (foreground) observing)
I spent the day yesterday as chairing the judging panel for the BCSE Industry Awards 2010. An august group explored the short list in real detail, examining many tens of schemes from the short list identified by the sifting panel earlier this year. Well over a hundred schemes were originally submitted so the choice was challenging.
What is really great about days like this is the level of discussion and debate. To come together as a group for final decisions means everyone had to be upfront about their views and be able to justify their decisions. Minds were changed, discussion was, at times robust, but there was also a great deal of unanimity. There are some great things happening in the UK and some fabulous 21st century learning environments being developed!
A really interesting, enjoyable day with total agreement on the decisions made.
What were the final results? - you'll have to wait for the Awards Dinner in June to find out - hard luck!

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