Finalists for the Desire2EXCEL Collaboration Award included:
-- Peer Review of my Online Teaching Experience (PRomOTE) Program, Anoka- Ramsey Community College-- Prepare2Succeed, DePaul University
Desire2EXCEL Impact Award Winner: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee's U-Pace instruction, using Desire2Learn technology, showcased an initiative that reflects an extraordinary impact on teaching and learning and the repeatability criteria inherent to the Desire2EXCEL Impact Award.
U-Pace is a technology-enabled instructional approach developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee using Desire2Learn. The U-Pace instructional approach combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with instructor-initiated Amplified Assistance in an online learning environment. The U-Pace instructional approach is freely available, can be applied across multiple disciplines and can be implemented in virtually all colleges because it does not require additional resources beyond a learning management system.
Finalists for the Desire2EXCEL Impact Award included:
-- Quality Matters Template for Desire2Learn, Minnesota State University, Mankato-- Student Academic Learning Services, Durham College
Desire2EXCEL Student Award Winner: Katie Lashlee, Georgia Southern University
The inaugural winner of the Desire2Excel Student Award is Georgia Southern University's Katie Lashlee for her work as a Desire2Learn Folio Ambassador. In this role, Lashlee served as a strong Desire2Learn evangelist and was a catalyst for the Georgia Southern campus embracing the company's technology.
Desire2EXCEL Pioneer Award Winner: Umm al Qura University
Umm al Qura University is a prestigious public institution based in Saudi Arabia. More than 50,000 students access Desire2Learn Learning Suite at the university, making it one of the largest eLearning implementations in the region. The Desire2EXCEL Pioneer Award was given to Umm al Qura University because of the school's commitment to broadening the reach of its academic offerings by improving its user experience through a partnership with Desire2Learn and Naseej.
Desire2EXCEL Accessibility Award Winner: Ohio State University
The Desire2EXCEL Accessibility Award honors the institution that is wholly committed to educating all of its students, regardless of physical or mental challenges. Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center Director Ken Petri is this year's recipient, having demonstrating excellence in online course material and curriculum accessibility.
Desire2Learn is helping to transform the way the world learns. Providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners, Desire2Learn helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences, and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility. Desire2Learn is a global leader in cloud-based (SaaS) learning solutions and provides an open and extensible platform to over 750 clients and over 10 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector, including the Fortune 1000. Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. For more information or to contact us, visit: http://www.Desire2Learn.com.
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