Teaching with Technology Awards - Overview

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Each year the Instructional Technology Group presents the Teaching with Technology Award to instructors whose courses have been nominated by students, faculty and staff for the most effective use of technology in advancing teaching and learning goals. The award is co-sponsored by CIS and the Dean of the College.


The awards are judged according to three criteria:

  1. Collaboration and Communication
    • Did the instructor create an online Learning Community through the Canvas discussion board, collaboration via a wiki, blog, or podcasting (iT@B)?
    • Was there active participation?
    • Was the discussion moderated?
    • Were expectations clearly stated?
  2. Use of Multimedia
    • Did the instructor engage learners through the use of innovative multimedia such as video, audio, flash animation, or PowerPoint?
    • Did learners participate in creating multimedia projects?
    • Were expectations stated clearly?
    • How integral was it to the course?
  3. Online Course Design
    • What sort of materials were available (syllabus, lecture notes, links to external resources)?
    • Did the instructor make use of the Library's electronic resources?
    • Did the course have video, audio or other unique features?
    • Was the course well organized and visually appealing?
    • Did the course have online assessments or assignments?

Review of nominations

We request the participation of students, staff and faculty from across all areas of the university. In the past our review panel has included:

  • Brown Undergraduate Students
  • CIS
  • Dean of the College
  • Faculty - past award winner
  • Language Resource Center
  • Sheridan Center
  • University Library


Winners receive an award at the annual University Award Ceremony to recognize their efforts and give them a chance to discuss their work with the ceremony attendees.

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