Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Top three announced in the Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition

The recent ALT-C 2010 conference saw the final six winners in the Jorum Learning and Teaching Competition present their resources, and receive their prizes, with those taking the top three places announced at the gala dinner.

All six were deserved winners, as chosen by a panel of external judges and votes placed by our community of users. A large number of entries submitted gave the judges the difficult task of choosing their top ten, which were then placed on the Jorum Community Bay to allow for a public vote, allowing peers to vote for the resource they wanted to see take top spot.

And the winners are...

1st Place: The Molecular Basis of Photosynthesis
Submitted by: Katy Jordan, The University of Cambridge

2nd Place: The Open Dementia E-learning Programme: Living with dementia
Submitted by Colin Paton, Social care institute for excellence

3rd Place: Making the creative process visible
Submitted by: Dr Natasha Mayo, University Wales Institute, Cardiff

"This competition aims to champion learning and teaching resources from all backgrounds and subject areas, all created under a Creative Commons licence. We were delighted to have received a great number of entries, and see the high standard of resources being shared amongst our community of users." Louise Egan, Jorum Communications Officer

"Being involved in the Jorum competition has been exciting and rewarding. I hope that my online tool will now be able to benefit students beyond its original setting." Katy Jordan, The University of Cambridge

"We are honoured and delighted to be in the final six of the Jorum Learning & Teaching competition and we look forward to welcoming everyone on our flashy, funky and fun project website.” Dragos Ciobanu on behalf of the National Network for Interpreting

“To be shortlisted in Jorum Learning and Teaching competition is an honour and a great boon to our small team and all those who have given so much support to the Ayo Gorkhali project.” Ro Rai, Believe Collective

“This is very exciting and gratifying too!" Dr Natasha Mayo, University Wales Institute, Cardiff

"We are thrilled to have our resource shortlisted alongside others of such high quality. It's a pleasure to be able to share our resources with the wider community, and it's gratifying to know that others find our contributions useful and valuable." Jade Kelsall and Michelle Schneider, The University of Leeds

Congratulations to those who made it to the final six. Also, we would like to express our gratitude to the external panel of judges for taking time out of their busy schedules, and to Intrallect for kindly sponsoring the competition once again.

Videos from the winners will be released shortly. You can also view a short video recorded with James Clay, one of the judges in the competition, who talks about his experience of being a judge and his thoughts on the resources entered. Click on the link, or view the video below.

" There are many people out there creating exciting and innovative resources, and more importantly sharing them with the community via Jorum. The key thing about this whole competition is that you are sharing these resources, which means we get the best of the best from around the country." James Clay, ILT and Learning Resources Manager, Gloucestershire College

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