We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Technology-Enabled Learning (TEL) Prizes.
Founded in 2019, the TEL Prizes recognise Cambridge University faculty members who use technology-based solutions to support and improve student learning. Two prizes are awarded. One is for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS), the other is for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths & Medicine (STEMM).
In the STEMM category, the 2020 TEL prize goes to Matt Castle and his team for the GSLS Biostatistics Initiative Core Statistics Course. This course teaches practical statistics skills to life science researchers and graduates at the University of Cambridge. The judging panel was impressed by the team’s focus on empowering their students through personalized material and flexible delivery, and by the overwhelmingly positive student feedback. Find out more from Matt’s video on YouTube.
The 2020 TEL prize for the AHSS category goes to Ella McPherson and her team for the Cambridge Digital Verification Corps. Launched in 2017 in partnership with Amnesty International, this initiative trains Cambridge students in open source investigation skills for assessing online evidence of human rights abuses. Feedback from students repeatedly highlighted the empowering effect of the digital skills they learned and how much they valued the real-world social impact of their research. Watch Ella’s video on YouTube to learn more.
Among the runners-up was the CAmapP mobile app that uses satellite data to enhance Earth Science fieldwork teaching. Highly commended by the judging panel, the app was created by Alex Copley and his team, who are in discussion with other universities and industry partners regarding the possibility of using versions of the app in their teaching and training.
We would like to congratulate the winners, and to thank everyone who entered what was a very high quality competition. The winning teams will each receive £1,000.
For more information, please visit the TEL 2020 Prize website