Videotel Engineering Expert Honoured

Rod Beams, creator of the COBALT engineering modules which are distributed by Videotel Marine International, has been recognised for outstanding learning and teaching practices in engineering education through the Higher Education Academy’s Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Awards 2010.

Mr Beams has been appointed one of only seven finalists in this year’s Teaching Awards which are supported by the Engineering Council. Finalists demonstrated their work to the Engineering Subject Centre team and they were impressed by his case study examining the use of more than 300 modules of computer based teaching/training (CBT) to support both in-class teaching and self-study periods. His report has been published on the Engineering Subject Centre’s website.

Professor John Dickens, Director of the Engineering Subject Centre, said: “These awards highlight the many excellent engineering teachers throughout UK higher education.”

Stephen Bond, Videotel Deputy Chairman, said: “We are delighted that Rod Beams has been recognised for his excellent work. Videotel is honoured to be able to support Rod’s COBALT engineering modules which are proving very popular with our world-wide clients throughout the maritime industry.”
Notes to Editors
• The Engineering Subject Centre is based in the Faculty of Engineering at Loughborough University. It draws upon the expertise of engineering academics and educationalists from across the higher education sector and works closely with engineering professional bodies.

• The Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Awards, supported by the Engineering Council, have been running for more than five years, identifying engineering academics who are using teaching methodologies that have been proven to enhance the student learning experience and providing an opportunity for engineering academics to receive national recognition for their outstanding learning and teaching practices.

• Videotel Marine International, the world’s major producer of training videos, DVDs and computer based training programmes for the global maritime industry

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