University shortlisted for Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence

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The University of Bath has been shortlisted for a top Higher Education Academy (HEA) award for the LITEBOX project.

The University is one of 15 institutions named as a finalist in the HEA's Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its LITEbox project. The awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching by teams at higher education providers with finalists being required to demonstrate direct student involvement in their work.

Six winning institutions from a shortlist of 15 will be awarded grants of £15,000 to share their learning.

The LITEBOX project aimed to create an environment where staff can learn about new and existing technologies for use in learning and teaching and share their experiences of using them. First developed as a University-wide initiative supported by the Alumni Fund, LITEbox now plays a key role in developing high quality technology enhanced learning for our students. Emma Rich (Health), Rob Hyde (Audio Visual), Sarah Williment (Academic Skills Resource) and Jess Francombe- Webb (Health) (left to right) have worked together on the LITEbox project since it began.

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching Professor Peter Lambert said. “The recognition from the HEA demonstrates the truly pioneering work of an outstanding team of staff and students from across the University. LITEBOX has taken an innovative, collaborative and bottom-up approach and shown that through communities of practice, staff can share, learn and develop their experiences of new and existing technologies to the benefit of students.”

The six winning teams will be announced at an awards ceremony on 1 November.

The LITEbox team would like to thank the Alumni Fund, the Teaching Development Fund and Santander for their support.

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