Wins Best Teaching and Learning Package
The University of Queensland
UQ's Educational Multimedia Services (EMS), has won the award for Best
Teaching and Learning Package - Tertiary, at The Australian Awards for
Excellence in Educational Development Institute (TEDI), also made the
shortlist in the Tertiary - Website category for its WebCT site.
The winning entry, "Magnetic
Resonance Technology", was developed in collaboration with Dr
Graham Galloway of UQ's Centre for Magnetic Resonance, with additional
input from the Department of Physics.
It is a postgraduate program conducted
entirely as flexible distance education, using a series of materials
on CD-ROM, a website and an online mailing list.
All four core subjects of the
postgraduate program, plus a further seven elective subjects, are to
be delivered on CD-ROM, thanks to the Vice-Chancellor's Strategic
Initiative Fund. The package uses animation and interactive
simulations to explain, clarify and expand on both theoretical and
highly technical content.
In its first semester of use the CD-ROM
was used by students in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK, with further
disks under development. It also received a highly commended
rating in last years' ASCILTE2000 Awards for exemplary Use of
Educational Technologies in Teaching and Learning in Tertiary
Education at the ASCILITE Conference held in December at Southern
Cross University, Coffs Harbour.
The shortlisted entry, Process
Simulation and Control WebCT Site, was developed in collaboration with
Diana Drinkwater and Andrew Schroeder, senior consultants with UQ's
Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research centre (JKMRC).