CENTURY has been named a Gold Winner at the 2021 Learning Technologies Awards for 'Best Use of Learning Data Analytics to Impact Learner and Business Performance'.
The awards recognise the commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies across the world, with Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners selected by an independent judging panel of experts organised by the eLearning Network.
CENTURY was recognised for its joint project with Ufi VocTech Trust, which supports the delivery of vocational skills through digital technology, to measure the impact of our AI-powered teaching and learning tool on learning outcomes at further education colleges, with a particular focus on improving GCSE English and maths resit results.
The project had a direct impact on the learners who took part. For example, after just a few months of using CENTURY, GCSE resit pass rates at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) increased by 9 per cent for English and 21 per cent for maths compared with the previous year.
The greatest impact was seen in students who used our AI recommendation engine to learn more new topics, rather than repeating old ones. This suggests that the AI recommendations are plugging students’ gaps in knowledge.
CENTURY Founder CEO Priya Lakhani OBE said: “We know from our work with colleges across the country that ensuring learners gain the minimum standard in English and maths, while also mastering their chosen vocation, is one of the most significant challenges facing the further education sector today. We are honoured to be recognised for our work with the Ufi VocTech Trust to help students overcome these roadblocks in their learning journey through the use of our adaptive technology.”
Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO of Ufi VocTech Trust, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that this piece of work has been recognised with a gold award. The impact on the colleges that CENTURY works with has been really significant, and we have enjoyed working with CENTURY on something that is delivering our mission so successfully. CENTURY and Ufi have a shared focus on delivering large-scale positive impact for vocational learners, and I’m delighted that not only has this been achieved but it has been recognised by this award.”
CENTURY is currently in use at over half of the further education providers in the UK, helping students across the country to improve their English and maths results.