Student Engagement Award: Honorable Mention
Secondary and Further Education
Des WatersDirector of E-learning and Head of Biology: Palmerston North Boys High School, Palmerston North, New Zealand
In his role Des has assisted in bringing Turnitin to his school to the delight of his students, who are especially happy about the ability to get results faster. In particular, a key asset for the Head of e-Learning is the ability to guarantee consistency of grading across the department and provide broader feedback. Des has dedicated one-on-one time with some of the more technology averse staff members in order to guide them through the tool to ensure they get the full benefit of the school's investment.