Sakai Teaching and Learning Award

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The Teaching & Learning group in the Sakai community has been very active recently. They had some terrific sessions at the Newport Beach Conference and their discussion on the collaboration lists have been quite lively. Their latest accomplishment, which we initially previewed at Newport Beach, is the “Sakai Teaching and Learning Innovation Award,” which is being sponsored by IBM.

You can find out more about the nomination process by visiting the informational website or by reading the news story in Campus Technology.

In summary:

  • The winner will receive a trip to the 9th Sakai Conference in Paris.
  • Applications are due by April 14 (midnight GMT, to be specific).
  • The judges for the award are:
    • Ken Bain
      Professor and author of What the Best College Teachers Do
      Montclair State University
    • Paul Elsner
      Director of the National Center for the Future of the Community College
      Former Chancellor of the Maricopa Community College District
    • Karen Swan
      Professor at the Research Center for Educational Technology
      Kent State University, Ohio

This is a terrific development and a great deal of credit should go to Josh Baron of Marist College, Janet de Vry of the University of Delaware and Eddie Watson of Virginia Tech. They really have spearheaded the development of the award, along with the rest of the award committee. IBM also deserves our thanks for recognizing and encouraging innovation in teaching and learning. And, of course, a special thanks to the judges. We appreciate everyone’s efforts in making this award a reality.

Finally…isn’t it time you submitted your proposal and registered for the conference?


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