The Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is awarded annually by the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) and Dublin City University (DCU). The award, presented for the first time in 2009, was made in memory of Jennifer Burke, a well known teaching and learning innovator and a highly regarded friend of the Irish Learning Technology community who sadly passed away in 2007. In addition to her significant contributions to the Irish and international learning technology communities, Jennifer was instrumental to the establishment of ILTA. The award recognises and reward innovative practice in teaching and learning in Ireland, and in particular reflects and remembers Jenn’s vibrancy, creativity, energy and passion for learning.
2013 saw the largest number of entries for the award to date. Usually only five projects are shortlisted but the standard was so high this year that the committee decided had to extend that and accommodate seven shortlisted entries. The 2013 finalists were Marie O’ Dwyer, School of Business, Waterford Institute of Technology, Dr. Patrick Buckley, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Roisin Lyons, Dublin City University, Kerry Larkin, Sligo Institute of Technology, David Brancaleone, Limerick Institute of Technology, Carmel Hensy, University College Dublin and Conor Heagney, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
All seven finalists presented their entries at the EDTech 2013 Conference in UCC on Thursday 30th May, where a winner was chosen – Dr. Patrick Buckley and his team from the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.
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