OMNIUM'S CREATIVE WAVES PROJECT WINS TOP ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING AWARD

03 January 2006
Brisbane (Australia) - The Omnium Project (Australia) has received a prestigious learning and teaching award for it's Creative Waves project.
Brisbane (Australia) - The Omnium Project (Australia) has received a prestigious learning and teaching award for it's Creative Waves project and the unique online education initiatives it has developed since 1998 at the University of New South Wales' College of Fine Arts (COFA).

The Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite) presented their 2005 President's Award to The Omnium Project (UNSW), at the recent 22nd Ascilite Conference in Brisbane, Australia. Their main award recognised Omnium for its "exemplary application of ICT to teaching and learning in tertiary education".

The Omnium Project was selected from a group of 15 international finalists and highly commended for two areas of its practice and research: their global online Creative Waves project held earlier this year in association with the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), and the Omnium e-Learning Software Suite constructed specifically for use by artists and designers.

Rick Bennett, founder of the Omnium Project and head of COFA Online accepted the award in Brisbane together with Omnium contributor and co-convenor of the Creative Waves project, Vince Dzieken, head of Multimedia and Digital Arts at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

"This award clearly acknowledges our own determination to design innovative and often adventurous learning and teaching approaches," says Bennett. "Omnium is just one example of such that I am aware of produced by teachers and institutions worldwide committed to improving the learning experience for students."
Founded in 1998, The Omnium Project's research and activities have since enabled over 3000 creative students, educators, professionals, theorists and writers from over 40 countries worldwide to connect with one another through its online projects, courses and communities.



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