Taste of Medicine has scooped another award at this year's prestigious e-learning age awards in the category: 'Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector'. This time, the full Taste of Medicine suite of e-learning modules was submitted, building on the success of the Getting Started module in 2009. The four modules cover the journey from considering healthcare as a career at pre GCSE level, right through to starting at university. The judges commented: "For those who dream of being doctors, it's stimulating, informative and fun".
Kenton Lewis, Kirsty Wadsley and Fiona Cairns collect the award from the host Angela Lamont
The Scrubbing Up component of Taste of Medicine was a winner at the Learning on Screen Awards held at the BFI Southbank in London, beating entries as diverse as the Tate Movie Project website (BBC and Aardman Animations) and the How to Train Your Dragon Interactive CD-ROM and website. Scrubbing Up won in the ‘Courseware and Curriculum Award (Multimedia)’ category. The Awards are organised by the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC) and celebrate excellence in the use of moving image and related media in teaching, learning and research.
Kenton Lewis, Neil Cheshire and Fiona Cairns of St George’s, University of London receiving the award from the political documentary maker Michael Cockerell.
Our Learning on Screen award for Scrubbing Up
A Taste of Medicine was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2010 e-Government Awards. The Award ceremony was held at the Guildhall in London, and was addressed via video link by the Prime Minister David Cameron.
A Taste of Medicine scooped the Gold medal in the ‘Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector’ category at the e-Learning Awards Ceremony 2009. The Awards saw the who’s who of e-learning gather to celebrate the breadth and quality of e-learning - and to see who made the biggest impact in the sector over the preceding 12 months. The judges commented that the site "provides transparent and appropriate information, advice and guidance in a format that is appealing and accessible to its target audience. The judges liked the demonstration of shifts in learner attitudes and data linked to original goals. Anecdotal evidence from stakeholders was particularly powerful."
Dayn Wilkins of Interactive Solutions and Kenton Lewis of St George’s, University of London receiving their award from host Angela Lamont.
A Taste of Medicine was a key element in this award win for St George’s, University of London. The Award was presented for Innovation and Outstanding Achievement. The Awards celebrate the efforts made by education partnerships which enable young people and adults to succeed in higher education.
St George’s, University of London won its first ever HEIST award in 2004 for the Taste of Medicine Interactive CD-ROM in the ‘Campaign or Initiative: Widening Participation in Higher Education’ category. At the time over 70, 000 copies of the CD had been distributed. The HEIST awards are run to recognise best practice and innovation in a range of areas in post-compulsory education, and are regarded as the leading indicator of excellence in educational marketing.