WSU scoops three accolades at Blackboard’s teaching and learning conference

Western Sydney University has taken out three industry awards for its efforts to improve learning outcomes, student performance, and knowledge sharing with digital technology platforms.  The Blackboard Catalyst Awards were presented by Blackboard, a global leader in education technology, at their annual Teaching & Learning Conference ANZ 2018.

The award in the prestigious 'Leading Change’ category honoured the initiative of the Digital Futures’ team, led by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Kevin Bell to improve content access and alignment of quality standards. The roll out of new university-wide templates incorporates essential e-learning and learning standards which aim to make the student experience more consistent.

The second award recognised Suzanne D’Souza and Dr Mais Fatayer through the 'Student Success’ award for their 'The Technology Enhanced Literacy Support (TELS) model’. The TELS model provides literacy support for students at the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM), helping students attain language skills critical for academic success.

Thirdly, the work of Jo Holland landed a 'Student Success’ award for creating the Student Leadership Training Hub (SLT). The SLT is a shared resource that uses existing digital tools in new and innovative ways to foster student engagement, participation and motivation in their learning journey.

The winners of the awards were selected by a cross-functional team of Blackboard experts.

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17 October 2018

Isabel Wagner, Senior Media Officer