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Amber Miro Memorial Award 


The Award is named in memory of Amber Miro, Assistant Director, IT Services at the London School of Economics, who died on Tuesday 6 March 2012 after a short illness. Amber was Chair of UCISA’s Support Services Group and a member of the UCISA Executive from September 2009 until her death. Her colleagues on the Executive and the Support Services Group Committee spoke of Amber’s ability to motivate and inspire those around her. The criteria for this Award reflect her interests in social media and the use of new technology. Amber's obituary was published in the Times Higher Education on Thursday 29 March 2012.  amber miro 

The winner of the 2015 Amber Miro Memorial Award is the University of Aberdeen. Their submission focused on the Learners’ Toolkit – a system designed to assist students of all ability to use the facilities at the university. The panel liked the simplicity of the solution and the innovative approach to connecting to students of differing levels of technical expertise. The fact that the Learners’ Toolkit has resulted in four times the amount of training being delivered as a conventional approach demonstrates that this is a powerful and effective way of delivering online training. The panel were also encouraged that the solution works well on a range of devices. The University of Huddersfield’s submission on their UniAsk system was awarded Highly Commended status and the University of Bradford were Commended for their submission on the iBeacons project. The ten submissions for the 2015 Award are available on UCISA’s YouTube Channel and are tagged amma15.


2015 winner and entries
2013 winner and entries




 
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