Are You A Sakai Innovator? Apply for the Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards!

Are you an innovative educator using Sakai and its digital tools to enhance student collaboration, engagement, and learning? If so, receive recognition for your teaching and course design! Apply for the 2018 Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS). The applicant selection process is now open and closes on March 2, 2018.

The Apereo Foundation is an open source software organization of which Duke is a member. This international award recognizes innovation and excellence in the use of Apereo tools such as Sakai, which enhance teaching, academic collaboration, student engagement, and learning. The major goals of the award include:

  • Promote excellent pedagogy and innovation in teaching and learning;
  • Create a community of educators who want to share teaching and learning practices;
  • Encourage greater faculty involvement in the Apereo community.

Information on the award (e.g. criteria, rubrics, and previous winners) is available here. Winners will be announced by the end of March 2018 and recognized at the Open Apereo Conference on June 3-7, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec. Registration and travel expenses will be covered for award winners.

Previous Duke Faculty Winners

Did you know Duke faculty have been recognized for their innovative teaching practices for the past two years?

Denise Comer, Associate Professor of the Practice of Writing Studies and Director of First-Year Writing in the Thompson Writing Program won the 2017 ATLAS Award for the design of her online course Writing 270: Composing the Internship Experience: Digital Rhetoric and Social Media Discourse). See: Denise Comer Wins Innovative Teaching Award.

Associate Professor Jennie De Gagne from the Duke School of Nursing was recognized in 2016 for her innovative course Nursing 582: Population Health in a Global Society. Read more in this blog post.

If you have an innovative course using Sakai and its related tools, consider submitting your application today!  Need assistance with your application? Learning Innovation can help. Contact us!

Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Author: Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Sophia collaborates with faculty to provide pedagogical and academic technology consulting, training, and project management, for campus-based and online initiatives. She consults on innovative teaching practices across academic disciplines, and works with faculty on course planning, course design and development, and assessment strategies. Her research interests include global online education, instructional design, faculty development, distance education, and international learners.