Call for Entries: Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS) 2016

apereo-logoThe Apereo Teaching and Learning community is seeking submissions for the annual Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (formerly TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement and learning.

With our new name, ATLAS, the awards committee welcomes a broader audience in the Apereo open source education community. We invite submissions that demonstrate innovative teaching and learning using not only Sakai, OAE and Karuta, but also Xerte and Opencast. Based on merit, we hope to select up to six winners.

If you are thinking of entering then please contact the WebLearn Team. We will be very happy to support your application and work with you to ensure the best possible submission. You may find it useful to read this post about last year’s winning entry ‘Conservation Statistics’ authored by Oxford’s very own Dr Lucy Tallents.

This year, the selection process will consist of two steps.

Step 1: Filter Questionnaire

Opening Date:  Dec 28, 2015                Deadline: March 15, 2016

In order to provide the awards committee with a bit of background about your course/ project or portfolio as well as to enable you to select the application rubric that best applies to you, please complete a brief filter questionnaire and then download the appropriate application form.

Start the brief filter questionnaire (

Step 2: Application Submission

Opening Date:  Jan. 20, 2016                Deadline: March 15, 2016

Each applicant will submit an in-depth description of the innovative teaching method, practice or strategy submitted and how it addresses the award criteria.

Please submit your application form at Additional information on the award mission statement, a definition of innovation, criteria, rubrics, and previous winners are also available on the site.

Winners will be announced in early April 2016 and recognized at the Open Apereo Conference in May 22-25, 2016, hosted by New York University in New York City.
Registration and travel expenses will be covered for award winners.

For further inquires, please email or

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