Innovative Universities Rewarded by QS Reimagine Education Award


Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Feb 08, 2022 12:33 PM IST

Promoting and encouraging universities and institutions to take the step towards evolution, Quacquarelli Symmonds announced the winners of the 'Reimagine Education Awards'. The award ceremony had been held virtually between 6th and 10th of December 2021.

Innovative Universities Rewarded by QS Reimagine Education Award

Rewarding and encouraging higher education institutes for undertaking innovative approaches to education, Quacquarelli Symmonds (QS) has announced the winners of the Reimagine Education Awards, recently.

Marketed as the conferences Grand Finale, the ceremony for the awards had been held virtually between 6th to 10th December. Several institutes have been recognised for their efforts in reinventing and introducing methods and steps to improve education.

Among the many, Queensland University of Technology took the Global Education Award for the Design for Impact Solution which promotes trans-disciplinary skills through impact labs, reported the PieNews.

While giving out her statement, Simona Bizzozero, Reimagine Educationsteering Committee Chair, commented that the unprecedented past two years that was wrought over the world brought about incredible opportunities to facilitate a transformation in education.

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Among the other awards, the Pan-African social enterprise UBONGO was awarded the Global Edtech award for leveraging the power of mass media, entertainment and kid-centric design to help bring together learning opportunities to African families at little cost with the help of existing rendered technology.

As per reports, the company offers free edutainment programmes over TV, radio and online platforms in a total of 11 languages across 40 countries, reaching nearly 25 million families across the African continent.

Taking the Management Award gold win, the Wharton Interactive: Entrepreneurship Strategy Game, An Alternate Reality Course, was recognised for its design to fill a serious experiential gap in business and management education. Through adopting the narrative, story practice and personalised feedback, ARC is able to fill the experiential gap and teach entrepreneurship to students.

Singapore Armed Forces Medical Training Institute was conferred the VR/AR award gold winner. The institutes training simulation teaches medical trainees through a guided, virtual environment on triage procedure. To help students experience the full extent of participating in a real-life scenario, the Multi-Sensory Extended Reality Medical Crisis Management System helps trainees interact with physical mannequins with virtual bodily mapping to simulate a tangible sensation that matches the visual information that a trainee receives the virtual simulation.

Another award that had been conferred during the ceremony was the Peoples Choice Award, where Reimaginers are given the ability to choose an organisation that has impressed them in the previous year, which this year, had been awarded to, an application designed to help students learn and practice for exams through the ease of a competitive, social digital game.

While institutions and organisations from across the world received recognitions for their movement towards the possible future of education, QS Reimagine Education Conference took the time to highlight a few trends for the coming years, which included 'interdisciplinarity', sustainability being a key part of all educational programmes as well as a focus on inclusivity, diversity and access.

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QS also pointed out the importance of improving e-learning, AI innovations and laying an emphasis on employability skills and emerging value such as problem-solving mentality, computational thinking, adaptability and emotional intelligence.

All in all, the conference acted as a melting pot of all ideas and innovations that could be the future of learning, the future of universities and the future of work, stated Bizzozero, highlighting reimaginers from 90 different countries.

Source:The PIE News

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