Learning to Teach Online wins Ascilite award for Innovation & Excellence

Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson receive the 2011 Ascilite Innovation and Excellence Award for Learning to Teach Online.

Learning to Teach Online recognised by peers

Recently, Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson received the 2011 Innovation and Excellence Award for their work in developing the Learning to Teach Online project. It was awarded by the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite). The following description of the award is taken from the Ascilite website:

The ascilite Innovation and Excellence Awards aim to recognise innovative projects and initiatives undertaken by a team of people in support of the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education. Applications for this award are likely to include:

  • Innovative solutions which promote the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
  • Product development projects which promote the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
  • Large-scale implementation initiatives which promote the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.
  • Major professional development initiatives which promotes the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for teaching and learning in tertiary education.

This prestigious award was presented during a gala dinner at the 2011 Ascilite conference, amongst many peers from universities around Australia, New Zealand and other Australasian locations. It was a great honour to have the value of the project recognised this way, and it was made even more meaningful by the support and praise offered from fellow online educators.

 

Thank you!

The team would of course like to thank Ascilite for this award. In addition, a very big thank you goes to all the academics, students, and other university staff who contributed their wisdom and experience to the project. As well as the contributors, we would also like to acknowledge all of the hard work that the camera crew and production team put into the project. The high production values have been appreciated by many! It is because of the hard work from all of the above people that teachers from all over the world have been able to relate to the episodes. Your contributions have helped to motivate teachers from so many countries and disciplines to begin their online teaching career!

The award was a fantastic way to wrap up 2011! We hope that many more online teachers discover and benefit from the Learning to Teach Online project well into the future!

 

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