Teaching Award Opportunity for 2014

Instructors making innovative use of CourseWork are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA). This international award goes to an instructor making exceptional use of Sakai (the system upon which CourseWork is based on), recognizing innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. (See winners from 2012 [...]

Winners of the CourseWork Visual Design Contest

Congratulations to sophomore Roger Chen and freshman Ashley Ngu for their winning entries in the CourseWork Visual Design Contest. In addition to showing excellent graphic design and an attractive color scheme, the winning entries were comprehensive, simple, and original. For their efforts, Roger will be awarded a MacBook Air, while Ashley has won a iPad [...]

Call for Entries: 2013 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award

The Sakai Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. (See last year’s winners.)< http://openedpractices.org/twsia/2012/winners > Award categories include: • Higher Education: Face-to-face • Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course • [...]

Learning Language

Ken Romeo is the Academic Technology Specialist for the Language Center at Stanford University. In addition to supporting all language instructors in the use of CourseWork, Stanford’s deployment of the course management system known as Sakai, Romeo also uses it as an instructor. He teaches English as a Second Language to graduate students who have [...]

Taking Students Back to the Source

Assistant professor Allyson Hobbs’ wanted to make sure her African American history class got a taste of using primary sources. The following is a conversation about how her use of CourseWork allowed librarian Ben Stone to participate in her class and augment her students’ experience. How has research influenced the classes that your are teaching? [...]

Germany, World Wars, & the Wiki

Stanford Humanities Fellow Edith Sheffer had an idea of how she could personalize history for her students. This led to an innovative use of the wiki, a tool currently under pilot within CourseWork. The response of her students to this project exceeded her expectations and she plans to repeat the project next fall. The following [...]