Cobalt Creator Awarded

August 25, 2010 12:00 am

25 August 2010

Videotel engineering expert honoured

Rod Beams, creator of the COBALT engineering modules which are distributed by Videotel Marine International, has been recognised for outstanding learning and teaching practices in engineering education through the Higher Education Academy’s Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Awards 2010.

Mr Beams has been appointed one of only seven finalists in this year’s Teaching Awards which are supported by the Engineering Council. Finalists demonstrated their work to the Engineering Subject Centre team and they were impressed by his case study examining the use of more than 300 modules of computer based teaching/training (CBT) to support both in-class teaching and self-study periods. His report has been published on the Engineering Subject Centre’s website.

Professor John Dickens, Director of the Engineering Subject Centre, said: “These awards highlight the many excellent engineering teachers throughout UK higher education.”

Stephen Bond, Videotel Deputy Chairman, said: “We are delighted that Rod Beams has been recognised for his excellent work. Videotel is honoured to be able to support Rod’s COBALT engineering modules which are proving very popular with our world-wide clients throughout the maritime industry.”