CDU receives awards for innovative online learning materials 


For second year in succession, Charles Darwin University’s School of Information Technology has won “Best Small Project” at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCLITE) awards held in Singapore in December 2007.

The award was given for the “Programming Concepts” website, built by Teaching and Learning Development Group’s (TLDG) Helen Rysavy.

ASCLITE is a society for those involved in tertiary computer-based education and training, including education interactive multimedia.

It is the third year in a row that CDU has received recognition at the ASCLITE awards.

“Programming Concepts” was highly commended for the “President’s Award”, the first time in the history of the awards that a highly commended has been given.

One of the unique elements of the website is that it has been developed for students working in three different learning environments: Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training and external studies.

It provides the opportunity for students to be autonomous and self-directed, developing an understanding and mastery of the subject matter using a range of integrated resources such as interactive exercises.

The “Programming Concepts” website also provides a specifically designed interactive four-step process that teaches students how to approach writing code.