Online careers support, submitted by Laura Brammar for The Careers Group described an original, multi-stranded scheme to help students to identify and develop career-appropriate skills and qualities. The scheme has already been widely used, and has received very positive feedback from users.
Development, evaluation and transfer of an innovative alumni-peer mentorship scheme for MSc students undertaking a research project via distance learning, submitted by Anna Foss for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) used alumni to mentor subsequent cohorts of students undertaking research projects as part of their Masters-level studies. The process was clearly beneficial to both mentors and mentees.
Sleuth, a gamified assessment platform for learning computer programming, submitted by Simon Katan and Edward Anstead for Goldsmiths Department of Computing, teaches students to programme and debug code through participation in an online detective game where they solve computing problems. Sleuth, generated a very high level of student engagement in learning activities, and excellent student assessment results..
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, submitted by Gwyneth Hughes for the Centre for Distance Education is attracting growing numbers of participants from around the world, including teachers in the University of London Teaching Centres. Research shows a positive impact on participants' educational thinking and practice.