The contest judged educators who strive to ensure their pedagogy, content and classroom technology enables all students to learn and be successful without complex accommodations.
An inclusive classroom is generally defined as a general education classroom in which students with and without disabilities learn together.
(Presentation at BbWorld 2016 | Grand Valley State University News | more ...)
Introduction to Telecommunications, designed by Machajewski, was recognized through peer review as an exemplary online course.
The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program began in 2000 with the goal of identifying and disseminating best practices for designing engaging online courses. Using the Exemplary Course Rubric, instructors and course designers are able to evaluate how well their own course conforms to best practices outlined in the rubric. ( Blackboard Program | Course Preview )
Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization that advocates on child and family issues, and studies the effects that media and technology have on young users.
The certification program for educators and the collaboration systems like Graphite make it easier for educators to find the best apps, games, and websites for the classroom. The expert ratings and reviews cut through the clutter and surface the best products.
The program in Digital Citizenship is dedicated to teaching digital literacy and citizenship to young people.
( Common Sense Media | Graphite Project | Featured Educator )
Armen Awards 2013 - team collaboration,
Mobile app project
The Armen Awards is a team competition event designed to inspire best practices for teaching and learning. Using the principles of innovation and service learning, students, faculty, and community partners form teams to create a product that results in shared impact.
( Article about the project (more) | Invitation | The Award )
Blackboard Catalyst Award: Innovative Development
The Blackboard Catalyst Awards honor those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences.
This award recognizes those who give back to the community by sharing their development expertise with others. Past recipients have had meaningful contributions to the Blackboard Developers Community which enable educational innovations that would not be possible otherwise. ( news | video | Award)