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University Teaching Award

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25 March 2011

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The department would like to congratulate Colin Dalton who has been awarded a 2011 University Teaching Award. Judged by a panel of Faculty Education Directors chaired by Professor Avril Waterman-Pearson, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) the award is to recognise and celebrate achievements in teaching and learning in the University.

Colin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science specialising in special effects and animation production. He is an active researcher in the Visual Information Laboratory and, as a pedagogical researcher; he is specifically excited by the increasing role played by creativity in science and engineering. Beyond the Department Colin has lectured and presented at events and institutions nationally and internationally including the Animated Encounters Animation Festival, the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia, Brno University in the Czech Republic, Bournemouth University, Buckingham University, the Watershed Media Centre, the BBC and at local schools and colleges.

The University Judging Panel felt that Colin’s nomination clearly illustrated his commitment to the educational development of students in Engineering, specifically enabling them to develop transferable skills, within a subject context, in a way that was both innovative and popular with students. The Faculty nomination was supported by the consistently high student feedback and complimentary comments that Colin has received in recent years for the Character and Set Design and Animation Production units. The award winners will be announced and presented certificates at a ceremony at the University Learning and Teaching Exhibition on Wednesday 6th April in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Complex.