FSE Best in eLearning Competition 2016-17

Best in eLearning 2016-17

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) eLearning team are pleased to announce the return of the Best in eLearning Competition.

The competition is designed to highlight resources that stand out as examples of good practice which have positively engaged students, and to reflect the wide range of innovative learning design that exists across the Faculty.

FSE Students – nominate a course, win a Smart Device

From 30 January to 19 May 2017 students can nominate a course unit that contains good examples of eLearning. Students who nominate a Faculty of Science and Engineering course unit will be entered into weekly prize draws to win a £25 Amazon Voucher as well as a grand prize draw to win a smart device of your choice.

To nominate a course unit as being ‘Best in eLearning’, please visit http://is.gd/eltech

Prize Draw Winners

Amazon giftcard winner

Our week 3 winner of a £25 Amazon voucher is Gustave Gunawan from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.


Amazon giftcard winner

Jessica Partington, from the School of Mathematics, won a £25 Amazon voucher in the weekly FSE Best in eLearning Prize Draw.


Amazon giftcard winner

This week’s winner of a £25 Amazon voucher is Guanchen Peng, from the School of Physics and Astronomy.


iPad winner

Jessica Newton from the School of Materials, winner of last year’s prize draw, receiving her iPad from Stuart Anderson, FSE Assistant eLearning Manager.

Bookmark this page and we will update it with details of the prize draw winners as the competition progresses.

FSE Staff – encourage your students to nominate

Please encourage your students to nominate. Every year students give valuable feedback on what they find useful and effective in online and technology-enabled learning. We make this feedback available to Schools and use it in designing courses and resources. You can add this banner to your Course Unit and/or School Community Spaces on Blackboard:

You can find posters, slides and digital images for use in promoting the competition at http://www.elearning.eps.manchester.ac.uk/?p=6541

Dr Martin Gillie

Martin Gillie from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering won Best in eLearning last year with his
MACE 10010&11001 Structures I course unit.

Competition Guidelines

  1. The competition opens for entries on 30th January 2017. The deadline for submitting entries is midnight (UK Time) on 19th of May 2017.
  2. The competition is open to all undergraduate students currently registered on courses within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester. It is also open to postgraduate students who are currently registered on courses within the Faculty, provided that they do not nominate any course they teach on.
  3. Staff and other postgraduate students may nominate a resource but they will not be eligible for the Prize Draw.
  4. Each person may make as many nominations for different course units as they wish, but each person’s name will only be entered once in each prize draw regardless of the number of nominations they have submitted.
  5. The nominated course unit must be currently available to students, i.e. from the current or previous semester.
  6. Entries can only be accepted if submitted online using the official competition entry form webpage, which will be open when the competition launches.
  7. The competition prizes comprise: twelve weekly prizes of a £25 Amazon voucher and one grand prize of a smart device up to the value of £400.
  8. Entries for the weekly £25 Amazon voucher draw will close on Friday at midnight (UK Time) during term time (i.e. excluding the Easter holiday). Each weekly winner will be selected at random from all qualifying entries received up to and including the close date. The weekly draw will take place on the Monday following the Friday closure date.
  9. Entries for the smart device grand prize will close on Friday 19th May, 2017 at 12 midnight (UK Time). The winner will be selected at random from all qualifying competition entrants. The draw will be made within three weeks of the closing date.
  10. Winners will be notified by email.
  11. Prizes are subject to availability. Should they be unavailable a similar prize of equivalent value will be substituted.
  12. The grand prize is a smart device, up to a maximum value of £400, to be chosen by the winner. This can include a smartwatch, a smartphone, a tablet or a laptop. This will be purchased on behalf of the winner. No cash equivalent will be given.
  13. Prizes must be claimed within 21 days of the draw date. Any unclaimed prizes after this date will be returned to the Faculty.
  14. When you submit an entry you grant the Faculty of Science and Engineering eLearning Team at the University of Manchester permission to make use of your submitted comments anonymously for educational or publicity purposes.

The University of Manchester will keep your contact data confidential and will not release it to any other individual or organisation.


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