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

• Primary and Secondary Education (K-12)

• Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai

• Portfolios

We look forward to entries from those using the Sakai CLE and those pioneering the Sakai OAE (Open Academic Environment).

This year, the selection process will consist of two phases:

Phase 1: Preliminary abstract submission (recommended but not required)
Opening Date: Feb 11, 2013 Closing Deadline: March 1, 2013
Each applicant should submit a brief description of the innovative teaching method, practice or strategy to be considered for the final award. Instructions and an example of a well-written abstract are included in the submission form< https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1egNQvvJFxECWsr122G3Uegk9SAsJ3jkawDQR5X0K61Y/viewform >.
Applicants will receive feedback on abstracts by March 8, 2013.
Submitting an abstract is not required. However, the three questions on the abstract submission form will be required for all applicants as a part of the full application process. Those who submit a preliminary abstract may edit their responses prior to submitting the final application, in order to incorporate feedback from the judges.
The responses to these three items also will be used as part of the session description at the annual conference.

Phase 2: Final submission (required of all applicants)
Opening Date: March 1, 2013 Closing Deadline: April 5, 2013
Each applicant will submit an in-depth description of the innovative teaching method, practice or strategy submitted and how it addresses the award criteria.

Resources for applicants
• Award categories< http://openedpractices.org/twsia/award-categories >
• How to get started< http://openedpractices.org/faq/i%E2%80%99m-interested-applying-teaching-sakai-innovation-award-twsia-where-do-i-start >
• Award eligibility, criteria and rubric< http://openedpractices.org/twsia/2011-teaching-sakai-innovation-award-evaluation-rubric >
• Frequently asked questions< http://openedpractices.org/faqs%3Ftag=twsia >

Winners will be announced no later than April 19, 2013 and recognized at the Apereo (previously Jasig-Sakai) Conference in San Diego, California, June 3 -6, 2013.

Registration and travel expenses may be available for award winners.

Contact: Salwa Khan< mailto:sk16@txstate.edu?subject=TWSIA%20 >, sk16@txstate.edu < mailto:sk16@txstate.edu > Texas State University, TWSIA Committee Chair

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