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E-Learning Excellence Award for Prepare for Success

Julie Watson with the ECEL award

Julie Watson from Modern Languages, has been awarded an e-Learning Excellence Award for Prepare For Success, the web-based transition tool for international students coming to study in the UK. The competition for the awards was conducted by Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI). The call for the competition, announced in 2014, attracted 70 submissions from the university environment, business or industry, government departments or schools. In the second round of the competition, 36 applicants were then invited to submit a completed case history. A panel of experts chose 12 case history finalists who were invited to present their work at the 14th annual European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), held at the University of Hertfordshire in October 2015.

Julie receiving the ECEL award   The ECEL award finalists
All 12 case history finalists were published in ‘The e-Learning Excellence Awards 2015: an Anthology of Case Histories’ edited by Dan Remenyi. Five top prizes were awarded, which included the award for ‘Highly Successful Large Scale Application’ for Prepare for Success. The open multimedia learning resources on the Prepare for Success website help international students prepare for the transition to UK academic culture before they arrive and have drawn 1.3 million visits from users in 232 countries since launch in July 2008.

Modern Languages has an active eLearning group. To find out more about small research projects being undertaken by staff in the Modern Languages department please visit the eLearning group blog.

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