School of Health Sciences

HELM awarded gold at the Reimagine Education Conference & Awards Ceremony

HELM Reimagine Education

Congratulations to our Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team on receiving the gold award for Digital Content at the Reimagine Education Conference and Awards Ceremony held in Philadelphia, United States on 5 December 2017.

The Digital Content prize rewards projects that create "the most compelling, detailed, informative digital content," designed to improve user learning. 

Heather Wharrad - Professor of e-Learning and Health Informatics and Mike Taylor - Learning Technologist, were there to accept the award. Their award-winning project HELM Open is a repository which hosts over 250 free, bite-sized and interactive learning resources on a wide range of healthcare topics. Patients, carers, students and healthcare professionals have worked with HELM to co-design these multimedia 'reusable learning objects.' These are being used by millions of people worldwide and are accessible at any time by anyone.

The Reimagine Education competition recognises innovators in educational technology and a total of 1040 entries were submitted internationally highlighting what a fantastic success this is for the school and the University.

For more information and a full list of winners, visit the Reimagine Education website or read our blog. To access the HELM Open repository, visit

Posted on Thursday 21st December 2017

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