Educational Technology Award Recipients
Again this year, Information Technology Services (ITS) is a proud sponsor of the Educational Technology Award, one of six of the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards. Designed to recognize and encourage the innovative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Queen's, this award honours faculty and/or staff (individuals or teams) from any Faculty, School or Department.
2016 Award Recipients
We are proud to announce the 2016 recipients of the Educational Technology Awards. The annual Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards, including the Educational Technology Awards, were presented to the winners in December. The formal presentation of the awards took place January 25, 2017 at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
As in previous years, two awards were presented to groups from both faculty and staff. We are thrilled to be able to sponsor this award for a second year.
"This award really exemplifies the kind of innovation we are trying to promote at Queen's. Fusing technology and education to create tailored learning experiences creates a fully immersive and integrated scholarly approach. It's so important to celebrate these achievements,” says Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (ITS).
2016 Educational Technology Award recipients: Queen's Faculty
Dr. Lindsay Davidson, Ms. Lynel Jackson, Dr. Michelle Gibson, Dr. Stephen Mann, Ms. Sheila Pinchin (School of Medicine)
This dedicated group developed a set of online learning modules aimed to assist medical residents in their roles as teachers and supervisors of medical students. The modules help residents learn strategies to understand the learning needs and provide mentorship, supervision and assessment of students working with them on clinical teams.
The modules describe doctors as teachers for students, patients, colleagues, and other health care providers. Because of this, teaching is an important competency for medical professionals. One module helps students approach this teaching role by outlining the educational needs of those who will fall under their tutelage.
The Educational Technology Award rewards forward thinking on campus through the use of technology that enhances teaching and learning at the university. These online modules represent truly innovative thinking and use of technology. ITS is thrilled to award this group with the 2016 Educational Technology Award for Faculty.
You can learn more about the modules here.
2016 Educational Technology Award recipients: Queen's Staff
Mr. Amir Heidari, Ms. Katherine Prescott, Ms. Leigha Covell, Mr. Rob Bertschi, Mr. Simon Bailey (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)
Online learning, while able to bring together students from all over the world, can sometimes result in a feeling of disconnectedness between students, classmates, and teaching assistants (often referred to as "transactional distance.") In 2016 this group established three new educational technologies relating to video production in an effort to decrease the transactional distance in online courses. Live Action ‘Reality-Check’ videos that allows the Teaching Assistant (TA) to demonstrate real-world engineering applications to the student; a 360 degree GoPro-assisted video that allows the student to see and explore the remote learning location; and a tutorial which utilizes a lightboard, allowing instructors or TAs to connect with students by virtually "meeting" face-to-face while solving problems.
These videos exemplify the innovative thinking and use of technology that the Educational Technology Award is founded on. ITS is thrilled to reward such a use of technology to help foster learning and bring students together from all over the world.