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Learning in this Age of Technology: Are You Ready?

For Release Upon Receipt - September 26, 2012

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) collaborates with Guardian Life of the Caribbean Ltd to celebrate teaching excellence at the St. Augustine Campus on September 28th, 2012, with the 7th UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Awards. This ceremony will take place at 5pm, at the Daaga Auditorium.

The partnership between UWI, through its Instructional Development Unit (IDU), and Guardian Life began in 1998 and endeavours to highlight teaching at UWI. These awards are alternated every other year with the Premium Open Lecture Series on learning and teaching in higher education.

This year’s awards ceremony is themed “Learning in this Age of Technology: Are You Ready?” and features Dr. Baldev Singh, Director of Education Strategy at Imagine Education Limited, UK, as the key speaker.

Ten lecturers were nominated for these awards; each nominee was required to submit a portfolio to the judges who then determined whose teaching methods, including their use of technology, were most effective. This year’s judges were Dr. Dale Roy, Executive Director, Centre for Leadership in Learning (CLL), McMaster University Chief Judge; Dr. Helen Gale, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching, Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University of Wolverhampton; and Prof. John K. McGeachie, Professor at the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia.

To find out more, please contact the Instructional Development Unit, UWI, at or (868) 662-2002 ext. 82611.


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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)


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