Call for Entries for the 2012 Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award

The Sakai Teaching and Learning community is seeking entries for the 5th annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) competition. The award recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement. Since the first call for submissions in 2008, educators from institutions around the world have submitted their entries in the annual competition.

New this year is the creation of a separate category for portfolio sites, which will be judged by updated criteria. The other award categories are: “Higher Education: Face-to-face,” “Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course,” “Primary and Secondary Education (K-12),” and “Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai.” We look forward to entries from those using the Sakai CLE and also those pioneering the Sakai OAE (Open Academic Environment).

Entries are now being accepted on the Open Ed Practices, which provides information for applicants on how to enter the competition, including a description of the award categories, and the rubrics and definition of innovation used to judge entries.

The closing date for entries is March 2, 2012. Winners will be notified May 1, 2012 and may have their expenses paid to Atlanta, Georgia to present their winning entries at the Jasig/Sakai Conference, June 10-15, 2012 .

To apply for the award, and for more information, please go to

Contact: 2012 TWSIA Committee Chair:

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