The 5th e-Learning Excellence Awards at ECEL 2019


e-Learning and blended learning are now well integrated into teaching and training. This method of education is now becoming a norm for teaching and learning from preschool through to postgraduate study, not to mention in business and industry. Whilst the use of e-learning techniques are widespread this area is still rapidly evolving with new and innovate approaches being discovered.

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 fifth year and the final round will be held at the 18th European Conference on e-Learning in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 7–8 November 2019.

The winner of the 2018 e-Learning Excellence Awards was the initiative Fashion Students choose how to Learn by Michaella Cavanagh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa. You can read her case history and the other finalists in the 2018 Anthology of Case Histories, available from

To enter the competition this year we ask you in the first instance to submit an abstract of 300 words 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:

  1. Introduction to the nature of the e-Learning initiative and its specific objectives
  2. The infrastructure i.e. people, systems, hardware, software etc. required to launch the initiative
  3. The challenges that were encountered, how they developed and how they were overcome
  4. How the initiative was received by the users or participants
  5. The learning outcomes that were achieved and how they were measured and evaluated
  6. Plans to further develop the initiative.

Authors of the top rated initiatives will be invited to register and attend the 18th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2019) at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark  on 7–8th November 2019 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.

To submit an abstract to the competition, please use the online form:

Important Dates

Abstract Submission – 21 May 2019

Notification of Abstract Acceptance –  1 June 2019

Full Case History Submission –  11 July 2019

Finalists announced –20 August 2019

The 5th e-Learning Excellence Awards at ECEL 2019

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Previous Winners have Included

2018 Winner






Fashion Students Choose how to Learn
Michaella Cavanagh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

2017 Winner






Online Experiential Learning: Bringing the Complexities of the Courtroom to the Classroom
Karen Miner-Romanoff