2022 Call for Nominations

The call for nominations under the 2022 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning is now open. The deadline for submission of nominations is 5pm on Friday 23 April 2022.

Nominations should be presented as a short (280 characters maximum) summary of the innovation, accompanied by a multimedia or video file of no more than five minutes’ duration.

Examples of multimedia tools that you may wish to consider using to present your nomination include (but are not limited to!): GoAnimate, Storybird, Moovly, Screencast-O-Matic and Animoto.  For further inspiration, you may want to review Jane Hart’s top 100 Tools for Learning.

What constitutes ‘innovation’ in teaching and learning?

For the purpose of this award ‘innovation’ is considered to be a teaching/learning approach that is unique or pioneering, and has not been implemented previously within your own discipline/context. The innovation need not have been implemented via technology.

Nomination process

Nominations are invited for innovative contributions in the area of teaching and learning, in keeping with the following guidelines:

  • Nominations must be for a teaching/learning innovation which must have been implemented.
  • Innovations shortlisted for previous iterations of the award cannot be considered.
  • The award is open to staff and students in all Irish education sectors.
  • Ensure that your five minute multimedia submission for the nomination provides a succinct articulation of your innovative idea.  Reviewers will only listen/watch up to five minutes and will not continue if your file’s viewing time exceeds this time. The reviewers will rate your submission against specific evaluation criteria and then shortlist based on this evaluation
  • It is important that your submission illustrates/provides examples of how the idea was implemented in teaching and learning, how it was brought to life, and how it impacted learners.
  • Nominations must be for a specific work/project/idea, rather than for an individual person or group.

Nomination format

Evaluation process

  • All nominations will be reviewed by a group short-listing comprised of the Jennifer Burke Award committee and representation from the ILTA Steering Group.
  • Based on their review of the submissions, members of the committee will each award marks under the following headings:
  1. Innovation and creativity: What was the rationale for the innovation? What was the innovative idea and how was it innovative? (50%)
  2. Impact: Articulation of the innovation’s impact on student learning and professional practice (40%)
  3. Quality and creativity of submission (10%)

How to submit

  • Please submit your nomination via the Jennifer Burke Award 2022 Nomination Form
  • Any queries regarding the award prior to the call closing date should also be directed to jenniferburkeaward@ilta.ie.
  • You should receive an email confirmation of receipt of your submission within 48 hours of submitting your nomination. If you do not, then please email morag.munro@mu.ie to confirm that your submission has been received.

Key dates

  • Call opens: 15 February 2022
  • Deadline for submission of nominations: 5pm, Friday 23 April 2022
  • Award presentation: 2022 ILTA conference: 26/27 May 2022