Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) ‘Astonished and Humbled’ to Win Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise
HT2 Labs’ CEO, Dr Ben Betts and Chairman, Alan Betts
Oxford, UK: Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) are thrilled to have been recognized in the distinguished Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for their invention of Learning Locker®, an open source ‘Big Data’ store used by educators and workplaces around the world to improve learning outcomes.
Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) are among 60 other organizations nationwide to have been presented with the award for innovation, following their success with the multi-award-winning Learning Locker®.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses, recognizing and celebrating success across the nation – often thought of as the ‘knighthood for business’. The awards acknowledge outstanding achievement across four categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
Learning Locker® is the world’s most-widely installed Learning Record Store (LRS), a big data store used to store, sort and share digital learning activity. Available in both Open Source and Enterprise editions, the LRS enables organizations to reconcile learning experience data from many systems into one, presenting a seamless source of analysis to make learning measurable.
Winners are invited to a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace where they will be presented with a Grant of Appointment and a commemorative crystal bowl.
Upon hearing the news, Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) CEO Ben Betts commented:
I am astonished and humbled to be named amongst the fortunate few who show themselves worthy of recognition by the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Our company tagline, ‘the R&D company for Learning and Performance’ showcases both our intent and our attitude towards breakthrough innovation for our industry; the Queen’s Award shows that we are delivering on that intention.
My team has been working tirelessly for years on both Learning Locker® and our other innovations and so, whilst this might seem like an overnight success story to some, it is anything but that. This is the result of hard work and dedication, often pursued in the face of great uncertainty.
We are proud to push the online learning industry forwards towards a next generation of learning systems that truly exploit the power of data to benefit learners. To do this in a way that is open source and available to everyone is absolutely groundbreaking. Thank you to my team and to the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for recognizing our efforts and ambition.
About Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs)
Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) is a team of digital learning pioneers, working with ambitious businesses to develop exceptional talent with remarkable efficiency. By redefining what is possible for digital learning opportunities in the workplace, we have created two award-winning, next-generation digital learning innovations; Stream LXP* (formerly Curatr) and Learning Locker®. *Stream is now a part of the Learning Pool platform
Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) are a proud recipient of the 2019 Innovation Award in the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Considered a ‘knighthood for business’, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise acknowledged Learning Pool (formerly HT2 Labs) for its development of Learning Locker®; the world’s most installed xAPI-ready Learning Record Store. Installed globally more than 10,000 times, Learning Locker enables businesses to understand and improve the impact of workplace learning activities on business performance.
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