College and partners shortlisted for Herald Digital Transformation Award

Edinburgh College and partners have been named as a finalist in the Herald Digital Transformation Awards 2021 for their work in support learners to access articulation pathways.

The College has been shortlisted in the Best Use of Technology in Education category for the Pathways web app, designed to promote and increase the visibility of positive learner pathways and make progression through various levels of the Scottish education system a very real and accessible option to all.

Pathways, which was developed in partnership with Fife College and Queen Margaret University and other educational partners, takes complex information from a wide range of sources and compiles it in to one clear digital resource.

Pathways is also part of the College’s Digital Strategy, to advance data driven innovation for staff and students.

The inaugural Herald Digital Transformation Awards celebrate how organisations across all industries and sectors have successfully adopted technology into their daily practices. The Best use of Technology in Education Award recognises an organisation that has made exceptional use of digital technology in a creative and innovative way to promote learning and ensure people have access to education.

Edinburgh College Vice Principal Jon Buglass said: “We are delighted that the Pathways web app has been recognised by the Herald Digital Transformation Awards as an innovative use of technology in education. Key to the success of the Pathways app is the commitment of everyone involved from conception, through development to inception.

“Pathways is enabling learners to plan their route through the Scottish educational system by simplifying and raising awareness of cross-institutional routes and facilitating access to them.”

Read more about the Herald Digital Transformation Awards finalists.

Access Pathways here.