A north-based education company is celebrating after winning a top award in the e-learning sector.
Tyn Can Learning, of Newcastle, was set up by managing director Mike Carter in 2011 and is the UK partner of Globisens, which manufactures Labdisc.
The device picked up the gold award for its category in the 2013 e-Learning Awards in London recently.
Labdisc is a portable sensing and data logging device which includes a GPS receiver so that scientific recordings can be made in the field and then be presented using map overlays on the iPad,Android and PC.
It has been sold to 1,000 primary and secondary schools and universities since its UK launch. Carter travelled to London to accept the award on behalf of Globisens after it won gold in the category for most innovative new learning hardware or software product.
He said: “I know this is a good product and had hoped we might well be in with a chance of the bronze award, considering the other award nominees.
“I was really thrilled when they announced the gold award for the Labdisc. This is now the third award the device has picked up. It is a special device which schools colleges and universities can use easily.”
Carter plans to take Labdisc to exhibitions and conferences from next month, including the National Association of Science Education in Birmingham and the Bett Show in London, which brings together 35,000 educators and learning professionals every January.