Friday, 5 July 2013

Online Excellence

Quintin McKellar
Professor Quintin McKellar
Vice-Chancellor, University of Hertfordshire
Great news! Dr Mariana Lilley, School of Computer Science programme tutor for BSc Computer Science (online) has won the Vice-Chancellor award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Massive congratulations to Mariana!

Why are we excited about this award?

There are over 2,000 staff at the University of Hertfordshire - that’s quite a campus full. Both individuals and teams put a masses of effort into the University – helping it be the success that it is. The Vice-Chancellor’s awards recognises and celebrates those who go that extra mile and make an outstanding contribution to the University.

Excellence in Learning and Teaching is awarded to a member of staff who ‘provides a transformative learning experience for their students and inspires and supports their teaching colleagues in the development of their teaching practice’. Quite apt for online: adopting innovative approaches for learning and teaching helps distance learning to be an engaging, rewarding experience- so much more than just lecture slides being uploaded to the internet and Mariana is a pioneer in this area.

Voted by you.

Dr Mariana Lilley has also been highly commended in ‘Tutor of the Year’ as voted for by her students!  This award demonstrates ‘outstanding commitment and achievement and providing excellence in inspirational teaching.’

The awards were presented by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Quintin McKellar at the staff garden party. To find out more about the Vice Chancellor awards visit:

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