Thursday, 29 January 2009

Calling Irish Innovators: The Jenn Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

If you are or know innovative teaching and learning individuals or teams (this can be either academic or student-based) then consider applying for the inaugural Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Jenn Burke was a leading teaching and learning innovator and highly regarded friend of the Irish Learning Technology community who sadly passed away in June 2007. This award has been established by DCU and the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) to recognise and reward innovative practice in Irish teaching and learning and reflects Jenn's vibrancy, energy, creativity and passion for learning.

The award is about innovative ideas put into practice. The person or persons should be nominated on the basis of an innovative idea that is effective in supporting learning. The innovative idea needs to have been put into practice and have worked with a group of learners.

The submission process is novel. No portfolios required for this award! Original, innovative and creative submissions are required. This could be a short video, audio or multi-media submission. A maximum of 10 minutes is allowed for the judges to review each submission. Those shortlisted will be invited to a Dragons' Den-type presentation forum. Sounds like fun!

The winner will receive a specially commissioned pieces of artwork which will reside in the award winner's institution for one year, and a prize that will be retained by the award winner.

More information from the award website, but be warned...the closing date is Friday February 13th. Good luck innovators!

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