AADES presents up to four awards at its biennial conference recognising the achievements of members of the Australasian distance education community. 

Nomination and selection processes are distributed to member schools in the year of the biennial conference.

AADES Gold Medal

 

 This is AADES’s most distinguished award, presented bi-annually to a distance educator whose contribution to school level distance education is assessed as most outstanding throughout Australasia.

 

Guidelines for Selection

 

  • Only quite outstanding contributions to distance education in the school sector throughout Australasia will be considered.
  • The contribution need not necessarily involve a particular contribution to AADES but will be consistent with AADES’s vision and goals.
  • The award may be given to anyone working in distance education schools or support organisations for distance education schools in Australasia.

 A nominee must have been working in distance education (school or sector) for a minimum of three years.  No more than two years may have elapsed since the nominee has worked in distance education.

The Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to AADES

 

 This award is to be given to those who in the opinion of the President, and their colleagues, have made an outstanding recent contribution to AADES.

 

Guidelines for Selection

 

  • Only quite outstanding contributions to the Australasian Association of Distance Education Schools Inc. (AADES) will be considered.
  • Where in the opinion of the Australasian President and/or selection panel no nominee meets the selection guidelines in any given year no Presidential Citation will be awarded in that year.
  • The award may be given to an individual who has been a member of AADES for a minimum of three years and contributed significantly to AADES at a State level and/or at a National level.
  • To be considered for a Presidential Citation the nominee must have made a significant contribution to furthering the goal of AADES and/or advancing AADES’s organisational development.

 No more than two years may have elapsed since the nominee has been a member of AADES.  The citation must be endorsed by the Australasian President to be presented.

AADES Australasian Distance Education Project Award

 

 This award is presented annually to a school, chapter or support organisation which has been judged to have developed a project or program that has been outstanding in providing improved educational opportunities for distance education students at a school level.

 

 Guidelines for Selection

 

  • A school or support organisation needs to be members of AADES and must have completed a project that has provided improved educational opportunities for distance education students at a school level.
  • Identifiable improved student outcomes will be considered as a high criterion in the selection process for the award
  • The project must be either ongoing or, no more than two years have elapsed since the project concluded.

 This award is only awarded to a school, chapter or support organisation.  Individuals are not eligible for nomination.

AADES Teaching Excellence Award

  

This award recognises an exemplary classroom practitioner who displays outstanding school based leadership.

 

 Guidelines for Selection

 

  • Only quite outstanding distance education teachers in distance education schools throughout Australasia will be considered.
  • A nominee must have been working in distance education (school sector) as a practicing teacher, for a minimum of three years and must have been a class teacher in the year of nomination.
  • A nominee must have demonstrated leadership in a specific area demonstrating leadership of peers such as curriculum development, effective teaching and learning practices and/or leadership of colleagues.

 The nomination must be co-verified by a group of peers and the nominee’s supervisor.