Griffith University wins the 2018 ACODE Innovation in TEL Awards

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ACODE are proud to announce Griffith University as the recipient of the 2018 ACODE Innovation in TEL Awards for Explore Learning and Teaching (ExLNT).

The ACODE Innovation in TEL Award was first initiated in 2016 , and has received over 100 nominations across the first three (3) years from ACODE Member Institutions.  The quality of Nominations have been of such high quality, 2016 saw dual winners, and both 2016 and 2017 saw additional nominations provided status of ‘High Commendation’.  Nominations are judged by a Panel of Industry experts across Australasia, and evaluated across the following areas:

  • Capability-building & Organisational Impact

  • Sustainability

  • Reproducibility

  • Student Success

Explore Learning and Teaching (ExLNT)

The Griffith University Explore Learning and Teaching (ExLNT) platform is a resource sharing and engagement system designed to share learning experiences among teaching staff (e.g., case studies, student-centred activities, faculty stories of practice, face-to-face workshop registration, video, bibliographies, student activity walk-throughs and online learning modules).

The Judges were impressed by the system as a user-friendly tool for sharing good practice. There is considerable promise in the platform and its encouragement for staff to share their work for others to engage with. More than 9000 users from 88 countries have visited ExLNT to access the 280+ learning experiences in its 1st year of existence. 

Griffith are keen to share the ExLNT tool, including the database design, technical documents and code to institutions who wish to replicate the platform to offer to their learning and teaching community. Griffith would also welcome discussions for partnering in the dissemination of content from other institutions which they have done to a certain degree.   

"Learning Futures is pleased to have had the Explore Learning and Teaching platform recognised by ACODE as an innovative technology. This bespoke platform was designed and developed to meet the needs of the University to support professional learning 24/7. Educators and learning and teaching professionals are both consumers and producers of professional learning experiences within the platform. We look forward to continued development of both content and functionality as the needs of our learning and teaching community evolve."  Professor Heidi Blair (Deputy Director, Learning Futures) said on behalf of the wider ‘Explore Learning and Teaching (ExLNT)’ Team.

The award was handed out at the 2018 ASCILITE Conference by A/Prof Philip Uys (ACODE Exec member) to Simone Poulsen Project Manager, Innovative Design and Development, Learning Futures, Griffith University who received the reward on behalf of the Learning Futures Team and Stakeholders at Griffith University.


Find out more about ExLNT (Explore Learning and Teaching) below.

ACODE Executive Member A/Prof Philip Uys presenting the Award to Griffith Representative Simone Poulsen.

See the ACODE Innovation in TEL Awards site to see past winners.
Visit Explore Learning and Teaching (ExLNT) here.

NewsRita ChanInnovation, ACODE