If you read this blog and follow us on Twitter you’ll already be very familiar with CamGuides and the wonderful work that Helen and the team achieved to produce the resource in time for the start of the academic year in 2019. And you’ll know that the resource has been well received by all across the University. I’m pleased to say that Helen, on behalf of Cambridge University Libraries, has been awarded the Cambridge University Press Technology Enabled Learning Prize for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The judges felt that CamGuides met an important need in seeking to alleviate some of the extraneous cognitive load experienced by newly-enrolled Master’s students, helping them to focus more of their time and energy on their course of study.
The award recognises excellence in Technology-Enabled Learning. The University Press knows that across Cambridge, dedicated educators are striving to improve the learning outcomes of students through the use of enabling technologies. By way of shining a light on these pockets of activity and innovation the University Press has created this award. The award is open to anyone who teaches at Cambridge University. This prize follows in the tradition of the well-established Pilkington Prizes.
The prizes were presented by Professor Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education. Professor Virgo said: “We are extremely proud of the outstanding education we deliver at Cambridge. The prizewinners showcase many of the qualities that make Cambridge teaching exceptional…”
You can find out more here.