The Wharton-Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards & Conference

08- 10 December, 2019, London, United Kingdom

The Reimagine Education Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of Education’ – reward innovative approaches that enhance student learning outcomes and employability. AMA’s team received 3 awards in this prestigious event, including: 

1. Silver Winner in the “Natural Sciences" Discipline Award Category for “PALMS Project for STEM Tertiary Education" 

2. Bronze Winner in the “Hybrid Learning Innovation" Award Category for “PALMS Project for STEM Tertiary Education"

For this category, we seek the best project that unifies web-based learning delivery and traditional learning practices. How can you and your team improve learning outcomes in a way that foregrounds the learning team (educator and present students), while also leveraging web-based internet resources?

3. Bronze Winner in the “ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching" Award Category for “YoTeach!"

This prize will be awarded to the company/institution that creates the most innovative Information Technology tool, and uses this tool to improve the educational experience of teachers, students, or both; or enhances the supportive framework upon which outstanding teaching and/or learning is constructed. 17 For example, efficient IT interfaces are necessary for a successful feedback loop between teacher and learner, while comprehensive resource databases that can be consulted out of the classroom encourage independent thinking and learning.

EduTech Asia Awards,

05 November, 2019, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

Best Classroom Technology Solution

Organization Award

This award will recognise a company or organization who provides ed-tech solutions to implement in the classroom and that have had a positive impact on student learning outcomes.

Open to: All education solution providers across Asia Pacific countries

Best EdTech Solution Award

This will be awarded to a company or organization whose solution is enabling exceptional improvements in learning, pedagogy or processes in an educational institution.

Open to: All education solution providers across Asia Pacific countries

Edtech leadership in Asia – Tertiary

Celebrating the best in Asian education.  This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and edtech adoption in their Tertiary institution with demonstrable benefit to students.

Open to: All Tertiary educators in leadership positions across Asia Pacific countries

EduTech Asia Awards,

05 November, 2019, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

  1. Gold Award in “Best Classroom Technology Solution" Category for “PALMS Project"

Best Classroom Technology Solution

Organization Award

This award will recognise a company or organization who provides ed-tech solutions to implement in the classroom and that have had a positive impact on student learning outcomes.

Open to: All education solution providers across Asia Pacific countries

2. Silver Award in “Best EdTech Solution" Category for “PALMS Project"

Best EdTech Solution Award

This will be awarded to a company or organization whose solution is enabling exceptional improvements in learning, pedagogy or processes in an educational institution.

Open to: All education solution providers across Asia Pacific countries

3. Silver Award in “Ed Tech Leader (Tertiary)" Category for Fridolin Ting

Edtech leadership in Asia – Tertiary

Celebrating the best in Asian education.  This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and edtech adoption in their Tertiary institution with demonstrable benefit to students.

Open to: All Tertiary educators in leadership positions across Asia Pacific countries

The 5th e-Learning Excellence Awards at the 18th European Conference on eLearning 2019

07-08 November, 2019, Aalborg Universitet København, Denmark

Bronze Award Winner for “YoTeach! A Backchannel Chat App with Machine Learning for Symbol and Math Handwriting Recognition for use in STEM and non-STEM Subjects"

ACPIL established the e-Learning Excellence Awards to showcase innovative examples of e-Learning use. These examples are presented through case histories which can be written by academics, teachers, business professionals or students. Examples are welcome from universities or schools as well as the private and public sectors.

The awards are broken down into two sections those for Suppliers and/or distributors, and those for Teachers, Schools and Educational Professionals. The awards will highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession.The awards highlight and reward the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the teaching profession. The GESS Education Awards aim to encourage the raising of educational services & product standards throughout the industry and aims to be recognised throughout the sector as the accolade of excellence.

Designed to enhance Question and Answer Pedagogy in STEM, YoTeach! is the only existing backchannel educational app with a multi-user collaborative drawing whiteboard and machine learning for Math symbol and handwriting recognition. It allows teachers and students to handwrite mathematical expressions on their mobile devices, and instantly recognizes and automatically converts the handwritten expressions to text using a LaTeX handwriting recognition software engine. By simply creating a room and then setting a password, students can join a chatroom via a URL or QR code generated by the instructor. There are over 18,000 users per month internationally at its peak, 350,000 discussions/messages sent on its platform and 16,000+ discussions rooms created since its launch in March 2018.

Funded by the UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Proposals, Dr. Ting and his team have initiated a project entitled Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education with an aim of improving students’ overall learning outcomes through active learning. Under this project, the team partnered with CUHK, HKU and HKBU and developed 13 active teaching pedagogies, mobile applications and platforms, with approximately 35,000 international and local users (students and teachers) per month. The project objectives include: – Increasing students’ overall learning outcomes through active learning; – Exploring and developing active learning pedagogies to increase student engagement in STEM higher education; – Developing an online platform to promote and encourage wider adoption of active learning among Hong Kong STEM instructors; – Using and improving quantitatively rigorous and valid methods to evaluate the impact of active learning strategies on student learning outcomes in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education; and – Adapting existing or developing new mobile applications to enhance active learning. In addition to YoTeach!, AMA’s team has developed 2 other applications namely Badaboom! and The Cell Game. These technologies successfully engage students in active learning, and also serve as platforms for knowledge sharing and dissemination.