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Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) 2015 Planning

Sponsorship Opportunities

Asahi International (ANI) is sponsoring the 2015 TWSIA. Thank you ANI!

We are always looking for additional sponsors for TWSIA for 2015.  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

Google form to collect preliminary entries:


  1. Recognize and promote best faculty practices and innovation in using Sakai for teaching and learning.
  2. Establish a faculty presence in the Sakai community and in particular at the international Sakai conference.
  3. Bring faculty in contact with Sakai developers and designers. 

TWSIA 2015 Planning Timeline

For reference purposes, here is the TWSIA 2014 page.

Call in information: 

With Calliflower, there are two ways you can call in; using this number (907) 331-4455 and enter PIN: 8510557


1. Call your local dial-in number. Click here to choose the dial-in number that is local for you. Each dial-in number can connect you to your conference.

2. Enter your Conference Code (8510557)



First Committee Meeting - Meeting notes:  

Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 11AM ET
Second Committee Meeting - Meeting notes:
Tuesday Nov 4, 2014 11AM ET
Third Committee Meeting - Meeting notes: Tuesday  Nov 11, 2014 11AM ET
Fourth Committee Meeting - Meeting notes Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 11AM ET
Fifth Committee Meeting - Meeting notes Dec 2, 2014 11AM ET
Sixth Committee Meeting - Meeting notes Jan 6, 2015 11AM ET
Seventh Committee Meeting - Meeting notes Feb 3,2015 11AM ET
8th Committee Meeting - Meeting notes Feb 10,2015 11AM ET
9th Committee Meeting -Meeting notes March 3, 2015 11AM ET
10th Committee Meeting -Meeting notes March 24, 2015 11AM ET
11th Committee Meeting - Meeting notes March 31, 2015 11AM ET
Meeting to finalize selection of TWSIA winners for 2015  notes April 7, 2015  11AM ET

12th Committee Meeting - Meeting notes

Tuesday April 14 , 2015 11AM ET
13th Committee Meeting - Meeting notes May 5, 2015  11AM ET
14th Committee Meeting - Meeting notes May 19, 2015 11AM ET



Official announcement of award, open date for preliminary and final submissionsDec 3, 2014
Deadline for preliminary entries (in Google Forms)Jan 15, 2015
Deadline for feedback from committee to preliminary entrantsJan 30, 2015

Final application process closes 

March 20, 2015

Judging Committee reviews entries and selects winners in each category

March 22 to April 3, 2015

Winners and other entrants notified of results

April 7-9, 2015?

Winners Announced (formal announcement from Apereo Foundation

April 15 2015

Apereo (Sakai) Conference in Baltimore, MD

May 31 to June 4, 2015

Date of winners presentations at conference

June 1,2,3, 2015


Entry forms used by TWSIA entrants:

Revised form for course/project award-JimMezzanotte 12-02-13

Revised form for portfolio award-JimMezzanotte 12-02-13

Announcement about opening of competition

Announcement for 2015

Link to Google form for preliminary entries

Click the link below to download a flyer we used to promote TWSIA 2014:



Download the information sheet for judges below:

 Information sheet for judges

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Subject: Call for award committee members

The Sakai Teaching and Learning Group is forming the 2015 Award Committee to oversee this year's Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award. 

We hope to continue the success of this award for 2015 and are looking for committee members that represent many different groups within our community, so please don't hesitate to sign up. Please contact Salwa Khan at if you are interested in working with us.  Thank you for your support.







Google Account (for Docs)


SalwaKhan, Ph.D.Texas State UniversityCoordinator, IT Projectssk16@txstate.edusk16@txstate.eduAll committeesHigher Ed Course & Project sites
GuillermoRodríguez, Ph.D.IRICE - Universidad Nacional de Rosario - Argentina Professor and Researcher

Judging, Planning


  Higher Education: Face-to-Face

  Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course

  Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai

CherylBrownUniversity of  Cape TownSenior, planning, Marketing locallyHigher Ed – F2f, Online/Hybrid
JaniceSmith, Ph.D.Three Canoes LLCPortfolio

Judging, Planning



LuisaLiMarist CollegeInstructional, judgingHigher Ed, training, course design, pedagogy and technology
DinaKurzweilUSUHSDeputy Directordina.kurzweil.ctr@usuhs.edudina.kurzweil.ctr@usuhs.eduPlanning, judgingK12, Higher Ed, faculty support, andragogy, pedagogy, ed tech, curriculum development, blended, F2F, & fully online education.
JimMezzanotteAsahi Net International (ANI)Sakai Functional


Planning, Judging

DavidO'SteenWellesley CollegeInstructional JudgingHigher Ed - F2F, Online/Hybrid Courses

Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai

Mary JoCarnotChadron State CollegeDirector, Teaching and Learning Centermcarnot@csc.edumcarnot@csc.edujudging, planningHigher Ed, various course formats, project and course sites
ArmandaLewisNew York UniversityDirector, FAS Office of Educational Technologyal861@nyu.edual861@nyu.educommunications & marketing, submissions process, planningdevelopment, course sites, pedagogy
ZoraRizziTuftsSenior Client Support Specialistzora.rizzi@tufts.eduzora.rizzi@tufts.eduPlanning 
FaweiGengUniversity of OxfordLearning Technology Support, planning 
Antoinette MalgasUniversity of WitwatersrandLearning Designer &   

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