TEL Awards Application Kit


This award celebrates innovative practice in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning across the Australasian (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands) Higher Education and Tertiary Sector.

We’re seeking to recognise higher education and tertiary educators, teams and staff members who have harnessed the power of technology to significantly enhance an organisation's Technology Enhanced Learning capabilities, and positively impact students' learning outcomes through innovative projects, practice and/or initiatives.

In recent years, particularly accelerated by the pandemic, a number of institutions have reduced development of bespoke tools with coalescence toward widely available technologies to support learning and teaching. Technologies developed by individuals, teams, and institutions remain eligible and encouraged, though the panel also encourages innovative practice and positive outcomes achieved with commercially available products that have been widely adopted across the institution.


2024 Application Kit

What you'll find in this kit

This application kit has everything you need to complete your submission.

  • Eligibility
  • Application process
  • Selection criteria
  • Selection process
  • Award presentation
  • Use of award funds
  • Application form
  • Applicant checklist
  • Contact us


The award

This award is open to individuals or teams from any Australasian higher education and tertiary education provider employed by an ACODE Member Institution.

The 2024 ACODE Award for Innovation in TEL consists of a plaque and a grant for A$10,000 awarded to the winning team or individual.

The winning nomination will be chosen by the ACODE Awards panel, consisting of ACODE Executive, and well-known experts in learning and teaching.

 

Eligibility

This award is open to individuals or teams from any Australasian higher education and tertiary education provider employed by an ACODE Member Institution.

Applications are welcome from all levels of appointment.


Eligibility

This award is open to individuals or teams from any Australasian higher education and tertiary education provider employed by an ACODE Member Institution in Australia, New Zealand and/or the Pacific Islands. 

Applications are welcome from all levels of appointment.

Examples may include:

  • Use of technology to enhance the way students learn
  • Use of technology to support development of teachers and improve pedagogical processes
  • Approaches to developing student/staff digital literacies
  • Tools or approaches to facilitate peer/collaborative learning
  • Innovative use of technology in formative assessment and feedback
  • Innovative use of technology in diverse teaching environments e.g. labs, studios etc
  • Enterprise level implementation of innovative support for TEL


Award presentation

The award will be presented at an upcoming ASCILITE conference in November 2024. The Award will be presented by an ACODE executive, who will briefly outline the purpose of the Award and the winner’s outstanding achievements in innovation in technology enhanced learning.

The winning application will also be disseminated across the ACODE communications channels, including the  ACODE TEL Showcase. 


Award Timing

 1 March 2024 | Nominations Open

  31st August 2024 | Nominations Close

  Nov 2024| Winners Announced & Presentation of Award at the Ascilite Conference


Use of Award funds

In line with the purpose of this Award, the prize money will be provided to the winner's nominated Institutional account to further develop the winner’s contribution to innovative technology enhanced learning. Some suggestions include:

  • Funding the development of a teaching program or software
  • Funding the development of innovative teaching pilots or trials
  • Funding the development of a teaching project
  • Payment towards an overseas trip to present teaching/learning papers at a relevant technology enhanced learning conference.


Go to Terms and Conditions
Go to Selection Criteria
Go to Application form


Checklist for applicants

Please ensure that you have complied with the entry requirements in relation to this award.

Ensure that attachments are correctly and sequentially collated, the video link is accessible and any further supporting evidence is clearly labelled.

You final application should include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Link to video
  • Written statement addressing all award criteria
  • Your ‘biography’
  • Any further supporting evidence

Contact us

Further details on the application process for this Award can be obtained by contacting:

Sheila McCarthy
ACODE Executive

Email: sheila.mccarthy@griffith.edu.au

Last modified: Monday, 12 February 2024, 2:23 PM