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Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA) 2014 Planning

Sponsorship Opportunities

Asahi Net (ANI) will sponsor TWSIA for 2014.  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.  Visit to view previous awards and information about TWSIA, including FAQs.


  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: 

US/CAN Toll Free:  1-888-447-7153  
Int'l Toll:  1-719-387-1138 

Participant Passcode: 691938 Press the # key after entering the passcode.



First Committee Meeting - Meeting notes:   

Aug 27, 2013, 11AM ET
Second Committee Meeting - Meeting notes:
Sept 10, 2013 11AM ET
Third Committee Meeting - Meeting notes: 24, 2013 11AM ET
Fourth Committee Meeting - Meeting notes 22, 2013 11AM ET

Meeting to finalize selection of TWSIA winners for 2014




Official announcement of award, open date for submissions and closing date 

Application process closes

Judging Committee reviews entries and selects winners in each category


Winners notified

Winners Announced

Apereo (Sakai) Conference  in Miami FL June 1-4, 2014


Date of winners presentations at conference



Entry forms used by TWSIA entrants:

TWSIA Entry Page (from

TWSIA Course Project entry form

TWSIA Portfolio entry form

Revised forms:  (Attach your revised forms below):

TWSIA Course entry form_with comments from Salwa


Entry form revisions from Cheryl Brown

Click the link below to download a flyer we 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.







Google Account (for Docs)


SalwaKhan, Ph.D.Texas State UniversityCoordinator, IT Projectssk16@txstate.edusk16@txstate.eduAll committeesHigher Ed Course & Project sites
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 - Argentina Professor and Researche r

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

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 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 UniversityInstructional Technologistal861@nyu.edual861@nyu.edujudging, communications & marketing, submissions process, planningdevelopment, course sites, pedagogy
CherylBrownUniversity of  Cape TownSenior, planning, Marketing locallyHigher Ed – F2f, Online/Hybrid

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