9. Awards

9.1. Two UCISA Awards for the Great War Archive

OUCS enjoyed a double success at the UCISA 2009 Conference. Stuart Lee, Director of OUCS, was presented with a Highly Commended certificate on the final day of the conference for the OUCS entry to the 2008 UCISA Award for Excellence, sponsored by Eduserv. The submission was on the Great War Archive. The judging panel noted that “The University of Oxford presented a novel crowd-sourcing approach in building a World War I document archive. The panel was excited to see the outreach of this project which invited members of the public to scan and tag family documents appertaining to the period. The methodology was transferable and extendible and potentially very cost-effective.”

OUCS also contributed a poster on the Archive. The poster session was held in the Conference Exhibition and delegates voted the OUCS poster as the best poster in the exhibition. Melissa Highton, Head of OUCS’s Learning Technologies Group, was presented with a certificate at the Conference dinner.

9.2. Times Higher Education Awards for itunes U

The iTunes U project has been short listed for not one, but two, Times Higher Education Leadership and Management awards!

iTunes U was submitted for consideration in the ‘Outstanding ICT Initiative’ and ‘Outstanding ICT Team’ categories and has been short listed for both. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner on 9 June 2009 and the next edition of OUCSNews.

9.3. Oxford Teaching Awards 2009 Now Open

The Oxford Teaching Awards are a University scheme. The aim is to encourage applications, through the teaching awards scheme, for grants to support projects aimed at developing or investigating teaching and learning. A well-considered project proposal will be seen as evidence of commitment to teaching excellence. Any staff, including those who have previously received teaching awards, are welcome to apply. Project grants are being offered by all Divisions. Deadlines vary but all are in Trinity Term. Details of individual schemes and the names of people who can help with enquiries

Please note that using IT in learning is one of the grant areas. OUCS can help here. If you’d like to discuss a possible IT related teaching project, please contact fawei.geng@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

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