E-Learning and blended learning are now well integrated into teaching and training. This method of education is being used from preschool through to postgraduate study, not to mention in business and industry.
However, examples of high performing e-Learning applications are hard to find. For this reason, in 2015, ACPIL established the e-Learning Excellence Awards to showcase innovative examples of e-Learning use. These examples are presented through case histories which can be written by academics, teachers, business professionals or students. Examples are welcome from universities or schools as well as the private and public sectors. The Awards are now in their third year and the finals will be run alongside the European Conference on e-Learning in Porto, Portugal on the 26-27 October 2017.
The 2016 winner of the 2016 e-Learning Excellence Awards was the initiative GetSmart - Tailor Made Apps for Higher Education Orientation by Nevan Bermingham, Mary O'Rawe, Trevor Boland and Mark Prendergast from Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. You can read their case history and the other finalist in the 2016 Anthology of Case Histories, available from www.academic-bookshop.com
To enter the competition this year we ask you in the first instance to submit an abstract of 300 describing your initiative. If your proposal is suitable you will be invited to submit a full case history of no more than 3000 words which will be considered as an entry to the competition. A panel of international adjudicators will evaluate the case histories.
When preparing your abstract, keep in mind that full case histories will be structured around the following headings:
- Introduction to the nature of the e-Learning initiative and its specific objectives
- The infrastructure i.e. people, systems, hardware, software etc. required to launch the initiative
- The challenges that were encountered, how they developed and how they were overcome
- How the initiative was received by the users or participants
- The learning outcomes that were achieved and how they were measured and evaluated
- Plans to further develop the initiative.
Authors of the top rated initiatives will be invited to register and attend the European Conference on e-Learning at ICAP, Porto, Portugal 26-27 October 2017 to present their case histories to the judges and conference participants. Finalists will also have their case histories published in a book and a prize will be awarded to the initiative judged to show the most creative thinking.
Abstract Submission – 9 May 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance – 19 May 2017
Full Case History Submission – 28 June 2017
Finalists announced –17 August 2017
Submit your abstract here:
If you have any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org