Apr 15, 2014

Durham Tech Faculty wins a 2014 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA)


This year, the Apereo Foundation announced the 7th annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition.

What is the intent of the TWSIA award? According to the Apereo web site:
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"The intent of the award is to recognize excellence in teaching and learning. Since the first call for submissions in 2008, educators from institutions around the world have submitted their entries in the annual competition. We look forward to entries from those using the Sakai CLE (Collaborative Learning Environment) and the Apereo OAE (Open Academic Environment)."
How is your course evaluated?  You could detail and demonstrate how you utilized discussion forums, wikis, blogs, chats, web conferences, recorded messages, student web pages, assignments, tests, projects, portfolios and videos for the following five criteria: 

  1. Student Engagement and Community Building
  2. Communication
  3. Learning Materials and Strategies
  4. Learning Outcomes and Assessment
  5. Learner Support

Who won?  The Apereo Foundation and the Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award Committee just informed the selected winner of the Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) for 2014 in the Higher Ed Online/Hybrid category:

  • Faculty: Shannon Hahn 
  • Sakai Course: SPA 231 Reading and Composition 

What now? Shannon is invited to attend the Apereo Conference, June 1-4, 2014, in Miami, Florida and the Apereo Foundation and TWSIA sponsor Asahi Net will help fund hotel and travel to Miami, FL. At the conference, TWSIA would like to schedule Shannon to present a session on her winning course!

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