Google prize for Sheffield students

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STUDENTS have scooped first prize in a contest to create an online learning resource.

The University of Sheffield group, with their teacher Gary Wood, came up with a website that introduces A-level students to linguistics and deepens their knowledge of language study.

They had to make the site using Google Apps, in the contest run by Google and the Association for Learning Technology.

The resulting site – www.AllAboutLinguistics.com – was selected by an international panel of judges and came first out of hundreds of entries.

Gary, associate teacher in the school of English, received the award at a ceremony in Manchester.

He said: “I am immensely proud of what the students have achieved in creating the website.

“We have received much positive feedback on the site from A-level students.”

Jasmin Sowerby-Greenall, a student who worked on the project, added: “It’s really rewarding to know that a project we all worked so hard on has received this recognition.”

The development of the site was supported by two grants from the faculty of arts and humanities and University of Sheffield Enterprise.

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