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Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS) 2018 Planning 

(formerly named Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award - TWSIA)

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for sponsors for ATLAS.  If you know of a company that  might also be interested in being a sponsor, please contact the Apereo Foundation at


NOTE: This page is a working space for the award committee, not the actual application site. 
The application site is  

Sakai Project page about the award:

Sakai YouTube Channel




    • To promote excellent pedagogy and innovation in teaching and learning
    • To create a community of educators who want to share teaching and learning practices
    • To encourage greater faculty involvement in the Apereo community
    • Award entries are evaluated against rubrics and the definition of innovation. Each applicant will submit a description of their innovative teaching method, practice or strategy and indicate the ways in which it addresses the award rubric.

ATLAS 2018 Planning Timeline

For reference purposes, here is the ATLAS 2017 page

Call in information for committee meetings: 

Go to link:

Choose Room 2

Password: apereo

To join this meeting by phone, dial:

 (352) 327-4267

 (855) 215-5935 (United States toll-free)

Then enter 27616 as the conference pin number.




First Committee Meeting - Meeting notes

Sept 12, 2017 11AM ET

2nd Committee Meeting - Meeting notes

Sept 22, 2017 11AM ET

3rd Committee Meeting - Meeting notes

Oct. 6, 2017 11AM ET

4th Committee Meeting - Meeting notes

Oct. 20, 2017 11AM ET
5th Committee Meeting - Meeting notesNov. 3, 2017 11AM ET
6th Committee Meeting - Meeting notesNov. 17, 2017 11AM ET
7th Committee Meeting - Meeting notesDec. 1, 2017 11AM ET
8th Committee Meeting - Meeting notesDec. 15, 2017 11AM ET

19th Meeting to finalize selection of ATLAS winners for 2018

20th Committee Meeting - Wrap-up - Meeting Notes 



Official announcement of award, open date for application

Jan. 16

Final application process closes 

March 5

Judging Committee reviews entries and selects winners in each category


Winners and other entrants notified of results

March 20

Winners Announced (formal announcement from Apereo Foundation)

April 3

Apereo (Sakai) Conference

June 3-7, 2018, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Date of winners presentations at conference 




ATLAS 2017 Materials:

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Call for award committee members

We hope to continue the success of this award for 2017 and are looking for committee members that represent many different groups within our community, so please don't hesitate to sign up. Please contact Luisa Li ( or if you are interested in working on the committee.Thank you for your support!







Google Account
(for Docs)

Roles (please indicate which)

Expertise (tools, language, network, sector, region)



Marist College

Instructional Designer

  • Chair 

  • Participate in meetings and planning 

  • Providing feedback on preliminary submission 

  • Marketing within your networks

  • Judging final submissions

Higher Ed, training, course design, pedagogy and technology




Deputy Director


  • Participate in meetings and planning 

  • Providing feedback on preliminary submission 

  • Judging final submissions

K12, Higher Ed, faculty support, andragogy, pedagogy, ed tech, curriculum development, blended, F2F, & fully online education.



University of Oxford

Learning Technology Support Officer

  • Participate in meetings and planning 

  • Provide feedback on preliminary submission 

  • promote and market the awards within my networks

  • Judge final submissions

  • Be an ATLAS ambassador



CIUNR (Research Council of the UNR) - Universidad Nacional de Rosario - Argentina

Professor and Researcher
  • Judging final submissions

  Higher Education: Face-to-Face

  Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course

  Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai


Smith, Ph.D.

Three Canoes LLC

Portfolio Consultant


  • Participating in meetings and planning 

  • Providing feedback on preliminary submissions

  • Marketing within my networks

  • Judging final submissions

Portfolios, higher education, teaching and learning development, Sakai, Karuta, English and Spanish




Walsh University

Instructional Specialist

 Judging final submissions--- Will come back next cycle

Mary Jo


Chadron State College

Director, Teaching and Learning Center

Judging final submissions

Higher Ed, various course formats, project and course sites



University of Baltimore

e-Learning Specialist

 Judging final submissions 
Julian TenneyXerte 
  • Marketing within your networks

  • Judging final submissions

Ron MitchellXerte 
  • Marketing within your networks

  • Judging final submissions

HollyGlenzerPepperdine University (Graziadio School of Business & Management) open to filling any needshigher ed. senior instructional designer & faculty professional development; universal design of learning & accessibility is important to me
ChrisLorchDuke UniversityLearning Technology Services and   
DaveEvelandJohnson University   
SanghyunJoonPomona College  
BeckyRoehrsDurham Tech   


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