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"This award for using Moodle to create interactive lessons gives me the impetus to continue innovating my teaching."
Dr Chris Blackman, Department of Chemistry
Teaching Innovations Grants
What are Teaching Innovations Grants?
If your department has identified a way in which teaching, learning or assessment could be improved, a Teaching Innovation Grant will help you to create and develop your idea.
How are they awarded?
Grants of up to £5,000* are split into two categories:
- Start-up grants to help departments formulate a new idea
- Extension grants to help departments build on an existing, successful approach
Applications must demonstrate how the project will contribute to your department's work to align itself with UCL's institutional priorities for teaching and learning. These are:
- Internationalisation of the curriculum
- Interdisciplinary working
- Key skills development
- Object-based learning
- Leadership and entrepreneurship in the curriculum
- Assessment and feedback
*£5,000 is the usual limit, but applications for larger amounts are invited where a case can be made.
How to apply
Before applying, it's important that you download and read the Teaching Innovations Grant 2013-2014 guidelines.
You can then submit a Teaching Innovations Grant 2013-2014 application form.
Applications must be emailed to email@example.com by Friday 29 November 2013.
Previous uses of the Teaching Innovations Grant
Here's a selection of case studies of previous success stories:
- Using a Teaching Innovations Grant to create English language apps
- Using avatars in a virtual world to help teach distance-learning students
- Students shed light on extrasolar planet: In 2008/09 the Astrophysics department was awarded a grant to help set up the Exocafe community, giving students the opportunity to participate directly in research. The results were amazing and led to wide-spread media coverage.
- Post-disaster interdisciplinary scenario seminar: In 2010 the Disaster Planning Unit used their grant money to run a scenario seminar based on the Kashmir earthquake of 2005. Students were able to communicate directly with UN and NGO staff in Pakistan and experience learning through doing.
- ZooMoodle was created to allow students to build knowledge of animal biology and to allow them to explore zoological material outside class time. It has now become an open educational resource for use by Higher Education institutions throughout the UK.
If you wish to discuss your proposal before submitting an application, or if you have any questions about the process, contact Chris Cullen in the Vice-Provost (Education)'s office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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