Literacy Apps Win Innovation Award

Monday, 8 January 2018


Associate Professor Erica Southgate with Dr Shamus Smith have been awarded a 2017 ASCILITE Innovation Award for “The literacy apps project: Serious games and information apps to improve adult literacy”.

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Innovation Awards aim to recognise innovative projects and initiatives undertaken by a team of people in support of the exemplary and research informed use of technologies for learning and teaching in tertiary education. AProf Southgate and Dr Smith won the 2017 award for the “The literacy apps project: Serious games and information apps to improve adult literacy”. As a project within the Digital Identity, Curation & Education (DICE) research group, the two created these literacy apps:

Apostrophe Power - A free educational game to help young adult and adult students improve their use of apostrophes.

Sentence Hero - A free educational game that aims to help young adult and adult students improve their use of punctuation and learn to run-on sentences and sentence fragments.

Uni Tune In - A free educational app designed to provide university students with study skill tips and ways to improve academic literacy.