ecoEd named as finalist in CAUDIT Awards

ecoEd is a finalist in this year’s Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) Awards in the Innovation in Teaching and Learning category.

ecoEd is a digital platform of ecoscience training and educational materials. The innovative program provides modules that teach scientific concepts using real-world digital tools, including the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL), as well as the QCIF-led ecocloud platform, among others.
ecoEd is a finalist with four others in its CAUDIT Award category, including Griffith University, Curtin University, University of Wollongong and Deakin University.
Award winners will be announced after The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) conference in Wollongong on Wednesday, 22 May.
ecoEd Training and Engagement Manager Dr Chantal Huijbers will present the ecoEd program at the THETA conference on Monday, 20 May.
ecoEd is currently a partnership between the ALA, BCCVL, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN), the QCIF-managed ecocloud project, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). Each of these partners provide training material and participate in training ecoEd Champions.
All ecoEd materials are downloadable and openly available for reuse. The materials currently include lectures and workshop handouts on topics such as biodiversity data quality, Australian ecological data, and species distributions and climate change. 
If you are interested in becoming an ecoEd Champion, please contact Chantal Huijbers.