E-learning pioneer receives entrepreneur award

Thursday, 24 September, 2020

E-learning pioneer receives entrepreneur award

Shane Hill, founder and creator of e-learning and educational tools, has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 ACT Chief Minister’s Pearcey Entrepreneur Award.

Hill is the creator and founder of Skoolbo, Mathletics, Spellodrome, World Maths Day, da Vinci Decathalon, Storyathon and Writing Legends.

The award was presented by former Senator Kate Lundy representing the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the Pearcey Round Table 2020 event in Canberra.

The Pearcey Award recognises entrepreneurs “for taking a risk, making a difference and inspiring others in the development of the Australian Information and Communications Technology industry”.

Collectively, the learning communities forged by Hill have been used by tens of millions of students worldwide. A gifted student and champion international chess player, Hill’s early career as a school teacher followed multiple degrees from UNSW, Macquarie University and Sydney University. He started his own business to create learning platforms.

“Shane has made a significant contribution to online education. Mathletics is one of the few acceptable screen time activities that my grandsons are allowed,” reflected Brand Hoff, Chair of Pearcey ACT.

“I am certain that during COVID lockdown thousands of families have made even greater use of Skoolbo, Mathletics and the other educational sites created by Shane. He is a well-deserved winner of the 2020 ACT Chief Minister Pearcey Award.”

As the Pearcey ACT Award recipient, Shane Hill will represent the ACT in the National Entrepreneur Awards as a key part of Pearcey’s Annual National Medal and Hall of Fame presentations.

For more information about previous ACT Pearcey Entrepreneur Award winners, visit the website here

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/WrightStudio

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