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Science Teaching Award

Pearson Education UniServe Science Teaching Award

The Award recognises teaching that improves student learning outcomes from an innovative and integrated use of information and communication technologies (ICT).

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The Award was formally launched at the
UniServe Science Annual National Symposium
held at The University of Sydney on April 28th 2000.

Winners of the 2008 Award
Paul McGreevy, Sally Pope, Federico Costa, Peter Thomson, Tonya Stokes and Vanessa Barrs
The University of Sydney
Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals (LIDA) for cats: an on-line relational database, using non-technical descriptions written by veterinary students
2008 Winners
Left to right: Alexandra Hugman (Director, UniServe Science), David Hobson (Pearson Education Australia), Assoc Prof Paul McGreevy & Dr Vanessa Barrs
[Absent: Sally Pope, Federico Costa, Peter Thomson and Tonya Stokes]

Past Winners

Press release announcing the winners of the 2008 Award press08.pdf
Press release announcing the winners of the 2005 Award press05.html
Press release announcing the winners of the 2002 Award press02.pdf
Press release announcing the winners of the 2001 Award press01.pdf
Press release announcing the winner of the 2000 Award press00.pdf

The Pearson Education UniServe Science Teaching Award recognises teaching that improves student learning through e-Learning

E-Learning innovations may take a variety of forms, for example:

The Award consists of:


Entries must be in writing and submitted by the 30 April 2009 to UniServe Science. The winning entry will be announced in June 2009.

Who is eligible?

Teachers in Australian universities who have implemented a teaching innovation in a science discipline during 2007/2008.

Essential criteria: The successful submission will be determined on the degree to which evidence is provided which demonstrates that the teaching initiative:

Individual or team entries are welcome.

Submissions must:

Format of Submission



Email: Pearson Education marketing@pearsoned.com.au
Email: UniServe Science uniserve@usyd.edu.au
Phone: UniServe Science (02) 9351 2960


To apply for the Science Teaching Award, simply download the Application Form in pdf or Application Form in Word, complete the requested information, return it with your detailed submission (no longer than five pages), including abstract, aims, rationale, description of the innovation, outcomes and evaluation, and send it to UniServe Science. If the innovation involved the development of a piece of software do not include the software with the submission.

For those who are writing an entry application, links to the final report for the CUTSD project "Learning-centred evaluation of computer-facilitated learning projects in higher education" are below:

  • Front pages
  • Chapter 1. Project overview
  • Chapter 2. Formative and summative evaluation of the overall project
  • Chapter 3. Synopsis of the evaluation projects
  • Chapter 4. Evaluating the psychology electronic warehouse (PEW)
  • Chapter 5. Evaluating the use of online course portfolios for assessment and learning in the graduate certificate in flexible learning course
  • Chapter 6. An investigation of the enabling features of the Oz Soils CD program to scaffold transfer of conceptual understandings from independent learning contexts to laboratory and real-life contexts
  • Chapter 7. Evaluation of Java resources for first year programming
  • Chapter 8. Teaching as goal and guide: the evaluation of innovative assessment integration by first-year teacher education students on two campuses and the role of technology in its integration
  • Chapter 9. Millennium dilemma: multimedia learning in civics education: an evaluation study
  • Chapter 10. Understanding common interviewing pitfalls: an evaluation of legal interviewing skills
  • Chapter 11. Learning to evaluate - evaluating to learn
  • Chapter 12. Evaluation of an information research skills tutorial
  • Chapter 13. You can lead ac student to water, but can you make them think?
  • Chapter 14. Learning human bilogy: student views on the usefulness of IT materials in an integrated curriculum
  • Chapter 15. Computer supported teamwork: evaluating cooperative learning in a scaffolded online environment
  • Chapter 16. Reflections on the use of computer-mediated-communication by post-graduate health services management students studying by distance education
  • Chapter 17. Creating a FirstClass learning environment
  • Chapter 18. Video-conferencing and online multimedia in Hindi language learning
  • Chapter 19. An evaluation of tertiary language learning through student-constructed multimedia - the interactive stories approach
  • Chapter 20. Action research evaluation of "reflex control of blood pressure"
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