Call for nominations: OxTALENT competition 2011 – WebLearn Category

The annual OxTALENT competition for the innovative use of IT in teaching and learning at Oxford is now open for nominations.  One of the categories is the innovative use of WebLearn. The OxTALENT awards are part of the University Teaching Awards Scheme, in which winners also receive certificates.

The proposal should provide evidence of WebLearn use which meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • Application of WebLearn beyond a single lecture series or seminar series
  • Design and usability of the site (e.g. clear and aesthetically pleasing design, well thought-out structure of the site, intuitive navigation, clearly stated aims and objectives, enhanced user experience)
  • Student engagement, interaction and collaboration (e.g. communication, peer support and interaction, formative feedback and guidance to students)
  • The use of summative feedback and assessment tools (e.g. Surveys tool for course evaluation and feedback; assessment tools such as assignments, tests, wiki, graded discussions)
  • The use of WebLearn to promote public understanding and outreach (e.g. evidence of impact beyond Oxford University; public access; work with schools; pre-admissions support; support for alumni; use of open educational resources, such as podcasts)

Full details are provided on the OxTALENT 2011 Awards page, including all the categories and how to enter. The closing date for WebLearn entries is 31 May at 5:00 pm. There is also a student category (closing date 2 May), for which a separate announcement will be sent, in case you know of student work which may qualify.

We look forward to receiving entries from you or your team.

Jill Fresen

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