30th January 2014
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Catherine Langstreth, lecturer and advanced practitioner at Bolton College , has recently been crowned Digital Practitioner of The Year at the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) Digital Conference - which was held at the University of London.

Catherine received the award following her work on the curriculum design of 'Maths Everywhere' - an award-winning maths app developed to enhance adult numeracy skills -which was launched last week at the NIACE Digital Conference in London.

She said: "I've loved every minute of working on this project and I'm so proud of the end result. Seeing the Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Matt Hancock MP, tweet his support of the app's launch was the icing on the cake â now winning this award is the cherry on top!"

Davina Polding, excellence and innovation manager at Bolton College, nominated Catherine for the award. This was then judged by a group of current technology practitioners, previous award winners and representatives from both Jisc Advance - a charity that champions the use of digital technologies in UK education and research â and NIACE.

Davina said: "Catherine has made an outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of 'Maths Everywhere', supporting Bolton College's work in providing excellent standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

"She fully deserves this prestigious award for her involvement in creating an app that will support many learners within the College, and nationally, to improve their maths skills in a fun and engaging way".

For more information on the courses available at Bolton College please visit, For further details on NIACE please visit,, and to download the 'Maths Everywhere' app, visit:

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