Charlie Hammond
  • The Award for Outstanding Use of Technology, supported by Google
  • Coleg Sir Gar
  • Llanelli, Wales

Charlie Hammond is a lecturer in Outdoor education. In 2011 he began using emerging learning platforms to improve communication between himself and his students. He developed this with the aim of reducing paper by combining different types of VLE’s.

By the time Google Classroom was launched he saw that many of the tools he needed could be combined in one place. He grew his strategy  and influenced his colleagues to try new techniques and maximise their digital skills for the benefit of the students, the course and the college. Recent results have shown some of the highest attendance levels in the college.

All students completed the course with progression on to Higher Education or  into industry and all have the upmost respect for him, including one who said that his passion and care has inspired her to go into teaching.