The eLearning Award (formerly the Electronic Resource Award) is given in recognition of innovative good practice in the use of eLearning to enhance economics teaching and to provide a stimulating and effective learning experience for economics students. Examples can include both eLearning resources (such as interactive tutorials, online games and simulations and online assessment) and eLearning activities, such as online discussions, group activities, ePortfolio use and student projects.
Nominations should include a statement of up to 500 words describing the elearning practice being considered and why it meets the criteria below. Self-nominations are welcome. The judges will require access to any electronic materials or fora involved, either by a public URL, a temporary login to a protected site or a sample CD-ROM.
The eLearning award is for UK-based academics or teams who have implemented eLearning successfully in the context of Economics Higher Education. The judges are looking for entries which:
- are innovative.
- meet student needs.
- motivate students.
- show sound educational design and implementation, including accessibility considerations.
- are applicable to the work of other university teachers of economics.
Winner: John Gathergood, University of Nottingham
Commendation: Richard Wiseman and Susan Noble, Mimas (Manchester InforMation and Associated Services)
Winner: Ken Clark, University of Manchester
Winners: Dieter Balkenborg and Todd Kaplan, University of Exeter for promoting classroom experiments using their FEELE laboratory.
Winner: Denis McGrath, University of Westminster
Commendation: Ken Heather, University of Portsmouth
Joint Winners: Paul Latreille, Swansea University and Philip Wane, Nottingham Trent University
Winner: David McCausland, Aberdeen University
Winner: Geoff Wyatt, Heriot Watt University for geoffwyatt.com
Winner: Douglas Chalmers, Glasgow Caledonian University for his Blackboard-based course intranet
Commendations: Jon Seaton, Loughborough University for course support sites and Chris Downs, Neil Costello, Martin Higginson, Dr Judith Metha and Heldey Stone, Open University for an interactive CD-ROM
2002 (Electronic Resource Award)
Winners: John Houston and David Whigham, Glasgow Caledonian University for administering exams via Excel and Frank Stephen, Kathleen Tyrell and John Ireland, Strathclyde University for their course support site
Commendation: Julia Darby, University of Glasgow for online study skills resources
Winner: Kevin Hinde, University of Northumbria for kevinhinde.com
From the Winners
- Case Study: Wikis as a platform for student collaboration in Economics by Ken Clark
- Dieter Balkenborg and Todd Kaplan have contributed:
- Case Study: Exploring the Use of a Generic E-portfolio/PDP Tool in a Basic Skills Module for Economics and Business Students by Paul Latreille
- METAL project videos presented by Ken Heather
- Case Study: Using LiveEcon to teach Macroeconomics by David McCausland
- Sample Interactive Modules from the Downs et al. Open University CD-ROM
- Handbook Guide: Computer-Aided Assessment by Douglas Chalmers and David McCausland
- ExcelAssess: Whigham and Houston's question library in an easy-to-use package.
- Case Study: On-line delivery and marking of Excel based assessments by David Whigham and John Houston
- Case Study: Using the Web to Teach Economics: a Personal Reflection by Kevin Hinde