Press Release – Learning Technologies Awards 2021

In News, Press Releases by Bianca Vértiz

Irish partners Coillte and Cobblestone Learning shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards 2021 in London 

(Dublin, Ireland. 28 September 2021) For immediate release 

Coillte and Cobblestone Learning are delighted to be nominated for the Learning Technologies Award 2021 within the Best Learning Technologies Project – public & non-profit sector for their digital learning programme about Health and Safety for Forestry Workers. The awards will take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on17 November 2021. 

This digital training project highlights Coillte’s commitment to ensure safe forestry practices in Ireland. Before this online programme, Coillte delivered on-site training by an instructor who needed to travel to remote sites across the country, which sometimes caused delays in the training delivery and the commencement of works.  

Cobblestone Learning designed and developed an interactive experience that provided real-life context, and ultimately reduced Health and Safety incidents. They spent more than nine months filming on remote forestry sites around Ireland to gather drone footage, pictures, videos, and more information about the processes and risks of harvesting timber. 

The result was a highly interactive digital learning programme, with video-based scenarios where workers take decisions and learn the risks of their choices in a safe way. Time-lapse videos, using geo-tagging and drones was used to visualise the different stages of a harvesting operation over time, along with customized infographics and interactive content. 

“It means a lot to us to receive recognition not only from our staff and stakeholders but also from the wider training and development industry” 

-Kay Maguire, Coillte’s Training Standards Specialist. 

The Learning Technologies Awards are the most independent and sought-after awards in the eLearning industry in the UK. They recognise the commitment, enthusiasm, and passion for learning technologies and solutions across the world.  

Finalists are selected by an independent judging panel of experts organised by TheeLearning Network.  

Details on the categories and other shortlisted companies for the Learning Technologies Awards 2021, can be found here  

About Cobblestone Learning: 

Cobblestone Learning is an Irish eLearning design agency founded in 2015. Designing custom digital Learning solutions they help organisations to develop their people’s knowledge, skills and behaviour to improve performance.   

About Coillte: 

Coillte is a commercial forestry business in Ireland, owned by the state,whichmanagesapproximately 7% of the country’s land. Over the last 30 years, they have cared for and developed their estate and businesses while being firmly focused on maximising the financial and social potential of these natural resources in a sustainable way. 

For further information, please contact:  

Sean Delaney – MD Cobblestone Learning  

Phone: (01) 908 1582  

Email: [email protected]