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Oklahoma Online Excellence Award

Awards to Oklahoma Educators, Teams, and Institutions
to Recognize Excellence in Online Education

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Oklahoma Online Excellence

Deadline Date:

01/31/18

Description:

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Awards to Oklahoma groups and individuals from Oklahoma IHEs to acknowledge excellence in online and blended learning in the State of Oklahoma. The awards are specifically intended for groups and individuals who succeed in strengthening the quality of online education through innovative methods evidenced by measurable outcomes.

To nominate an individual, team, program, or institution, please submit a supporting narrative file and evidence file (documentation, screenshots, videos, etc.) based on the award criteria.

Award Criteria

Teaching:
Recognizes a full or part-time faculty member that demonstrates excellence in:

Pedagogy: Demonstrates excellence in online teaching and learning environment design practices
Innovation: Integrates unique, innovative, creative, engaging, and effective instructional and learning environment design practices

Collaboration: Collaborates with other online educators to provide leadership, share resources, model effective online teaching practices, and mentor.

Results and Sustainability: Presents evidence of measures for assessing excellence, effectiveness, and sustainability of online teaching practices

Innovation:
Recognizes an individual, organization, or team. The recipient(s) has been recognized for excellence in:

Innovation: The individual or team has been recognized for innovative, engaging, unique, and creative initiatives that advance online teaching and learning, disrupt normal processes, and meet a proven need. This innovation could take the form of a concept, project, tool, solution, program, pedagogy, or method.

Collaboration: The individual or team collaborates with other online education practitioners to provide leadership, share resources, and model innovative, creative practices in and approaches to online teaching and learning.

Impact, Results, and Sustainability: The individual or team presents evidence of effectiveness and success, continuing assessment of effectiveness, and significant and sustainable impact.

Individual Leadership:
Recognizes an individual that has demonstrated excellence in:

Leadership: The individual demonstrates a commitment to leadership in advancing the quality and excellence in online education within their institution and the State of Oklahoma. The individual should be considered an influential presence in the industry and have a reputation as a visionary in the field, one who offers groundbreaking advances and an example for others locally and globally to follow in the pursuit of long-term quality and success in online education.

Innovation: The individual makes unique, engaging, creative contributions that disrupt the norm and meet a proven need. These innovations could take the form of a concept, project, tool, solution, program, pedagogy, method, and so on. This individual also supports the innovation efforts of internal and external colleagues, partners, and organizations.

Collaboration: The individual cultivates mutually beneficial internal and external partnerships and collaborations with the objective of advancing the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma through leadership, sharing resources, modeling effective practices and processes, training, and mentoring at home and external institutions.

Results: The individual engages in continuing assessment of the effectiveness of online education programs and has established processes for sustaining and scaling those initiatives as evidenced by measurable indicators. Endeavors to advance the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma meet demonstrated needs of stakeholders and have been tested, proven effective, and shown to make a significant and sustainable impact.

Team, Program, or Institution Leadership:
This award recognizes an organization, team, or program that has demonstrated excellence in:

Leadership: The institution/team/program has been recognized for excellence in leading initiatives that advance the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma. The group should be considered an influential presence in the industry and have a reputation as a visionary in the field that offers groundbreaking advances and an example for others locally and globally to follow in the pursuit of long-term quality and success in online education.

Innovation: The institution/team/program makes unique, engaging, creative contributions that disrupt the norm and meet a proven need. These innovations could take the form of a concept, project, tool, solution, program, pedagogy, method, and so on. This group also supports the innovation efforts of internal and external colleagues, partners, and organizations.

Collaboration: The institution/team/program cultivates mutually beneficial internal and external partnerships and collaborations with the objective of advancing the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma through leadership, sharing resources, modeling effective practices and processes, training, and mentoring at home and external institutions.

Results: The institution/team/program engages in continuing assessment of the effectiveness of online education programs and has established processes for sustaining and scaling those initiatives as evidenced by measurable indicators. Endeavors to advance the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma meet demonstrated needs of stakeholders and have been tested, proven effective, and shown to make a significant and sustainable impact.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182696

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Educators (full or part-time faculty members), individual online education practitioners, teams, programs, organizations, and institutions in Oklahoma who fulfill the award criteria are eligible for the awards.

Pre-Application Information:

Award Nominations Due: January 31, 2018

Selected awardees will be recognized during the Oklahoma Learning Innovations Summit in April 2018.

About and Past Award Recipients: http://www.onlineexcellence.onenet.net/learning-innovations-summit/oklahoma-state-regents-announce-2017-oklahoma-online-learning-excellence-award-recipients/

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit Your Nomination: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/aa2c538bbe0c4413bcf53d360d4746ce

For questions related to the nomination process, please email Stacy Southerland at ssoutherland@uco.edu or Bucky Dodd at bdodd1@uco.edu.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma