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Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) 2014 Planning

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are in the midst of our sponsor search for the Teaching With Sakai Innovation Awards for 2014. If your company or a company with which you have a contact might be interested, please contact the Apereo Foundation at

NOTE: This page is a working space for the award committee, not the actual application site.
VISIT to view previous awards and information about TWSIA, including FAQs.

Our Goals

  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 2014 Planning Timeline

For reference purposes here is the TWSIA 2013 page

Call in information:  TBA




First Planning Committee Meeting


Meeting to finalize selection of TWSIA winners for 2014




 Official announcement of award and Open Date for preliminary submissions in Google Forms
LINK to form:


Review and response to applicants on preliminary submissions (3 week period)

LINK to Google SS (where entries are collected):


Deadline date for preliminary submissions 
Open Date for final submissions 

Application process closes

Judging Committee reviews entries and selects winners in each category


Winners notified

Winners Announced

Apereo (Sakai) Conference


Date of winners presentation



Click the link  below to download a flyer used to promote TWSIA 2013:

Flyer to promote TWSIA 2013 (Courtesy of Nancy Hill

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 2014 Award Committee to oversee this year's Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award. 

We hope to continue the success of this award for 2014 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.

Stand up and be counted!!






Google Account (for Docs)


SalwaKhan, Ph.D.Texas State UniversityCoordinator, IT Projectssk16@txstate.edusk16@txstate.eduAll committees 


Marcu, Ph.D.

Virginia Tech / Methodist College of Nursing / rSmart 

Ph.D. Candidate Instructional Technology /
Informatics Instructor / Academic Tech. Consultant

Judging, Planning

Planning (for 2014, next year)

Sites (course,project), ePortfolio



JaniceSmith, Ph.D.Three Canoes LLCPortfolio 

Judging, Planning


Higher Education: Face-to-Face

Willing to address: Project Sites / Other Uses of Sakai and Primary / Secondary Education


GuillermoRodríguez, Ph.D.CIFASIS - Universidad Nacional de Rosario - ArgentinaProfessor and Researcher

Judging, Planning


 Higher Education: Face-to-Face

 Higher Education: Fully Online or Hybrid Course

 Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai

NancyHillUT - MD Anderson Cancer CenterProject Director, Academic Technology Judging, Planning, Communications/ strategies



FatimaRahimanUniversity of the Witwatersrand -South AfricaHead: Learning Design team-Elearning , Support and Innovation Unit


 Judging, Marketing locally

 Higher Ed: F2F,Online/Blended

Project/Course sites

NateAngellrSmartSakai Product Manager  Website: 
BarbKernsBradley UniversityDirector Instructional Technology Assistance Center

brk@fsmail.bradley.eduPlanning, Judging

Higher Ed – F2F, Online/Hybrid

MarcZaldivarVirginia TechDirector, ePortfolio Initiativesmarcz@vt.eduvtmarcz@gmail.comPlanning, Judging

Higher Ed – F2f, Online/Hybrid


TegginSummersVirginia TechAD, ePortfolio Initiativesteggin@vt.eduteggin.summers@gmail.comPlanning, Judging 
JimMezzanotterSmartSakai Functional Consultantjmezzanotte@rsmart.comjmezzanotte@rsmart.comJudging 
SherylBarnesTuftsAD, Educational & Scholarly Technology


DavidO'SteenWellesley CollegeInstructional Technologistdosteen@wellesley.edudosteen@wellesley.eduJudgingHigher Ed - F2F, Online/Hybrid Courses

Project Sites & Other Uses of Sakai

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