UNE Business School wins at 2014 LearnX Impact Awards

Published 11 June 2014

The University of New England’s UNE Business School has been nationally recognised in the 2014 LearnX Asia Pacific Impact Awards for their exceptional work in organisational learning and development.

Awards were received in the categories of Best Talent – Learning Team, Online Facilitator, Learning Manager, Instructional Designer and Best eLearning Design – Video.

The Educational Development and Communications (EDC) Team in the UNE Business School won the gold award, second year running, for Best Talent – Learning Team which builds on the UNE Business School’s ongoing commitment to the creation and support of best practice online learning resources and activities.

Members of the EDC team were also recognised with Sue Whale, EDC Team leader winning a finalist position in the Learning Manager category and Naomi McGrath, EDC Officer also awarded a finalist position in the Instructional Designer category.

Dr Sujana Adapa, Lecturer in Management (Strategy & Marketing) secured the Platinum award for Online Facilitation. Sujana’s contribution to teaching in the discipline of Marketing at the UNE Business School has focused on the development of interactive multimedia resources, which allowed her to embed a learner-centered approach in her online teaching.

Dr Leopold Bayerlein reached the finalist stage of Online Facilitator and Best eLearning Design (Video) along with Naomi McGrath and Iain Mackay, from the Learning Innovations Hub for ‘Balancing Life’ an Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG) platform for an undergraduate accounting unit taught at the UNE Business School.

Replicating a ‘real life’ workplace online, the purpose built learning environment is designed to support students by providing in situ scenarios and content, focusing on the development of practical skills.

The project created an immersive TV-show type video series that provides the backdrop for a virtual internship program all delivered in an alternate reality. This allows students a self-paced online learning experience while supporting UNE’s strategy to create flexible and interactive online learning scenarios.

This is the second year that the UNE Business School has been involved with LearnX Asia Pacific Impact Awards and has already clocked up 8 awards for their dedication and work in organisational learning and development.

For more information about the UNE Business School visit http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/une-business-school