TTEA winners play with technology
Christchurch-based members of Ako Aotearoa’s Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (the Academy) and Ako Aotearoa staff met recently to congratulate the three local recipients of 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards (TTEA) into the group.
Local Academy member Dale Sheehan, a 2004 TTEA recipient, welcomed the three new members to the Academy - Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama, University of Otago (also winner of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award), and Professor Angus Macfarlane and Dr Herb de Vries, University of Canterbury.
The event took place at The Mind Lab by Unitec in Christchurch. Developed as one of three specialist education facilities (also in Auckland and Gisborne) the Lab is a unique collaboration between Unitec and a specialist education lab. The main aim is to enhance digital literacy capability and implement contemporary practice in the teaching profession.
The Mind Lab centre director Michael Campbell introduced the facility’s programmes and invited guests to participate in activities, such as apps, stop-motion movie making and demonstrations of holograms and 3D printing. The Academy group made the most of the opportunity to explore these various technologies.
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