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Blackboard Collaborate Hall of Fame

Innovation. Awards. Applause.

Part of the Blackboard Catalyst Awards Program, our Blackboard Collaborate™ Hall of Fame celebrates educators worldwide who have shown exemplary innovation and creativity in their use of the Blackboard Collaborate platform. In addition, we recognize our clients who were winners of other Blackboard Catalyst Awards.

Congratulations 2013 Winners

This year, we have five innovative schools and institutions from around the globe that are using Blackboard Collaborate in unique ways to truly make a difference.

Blackboard Catalyst Teaching & Learning Award

This award recognizes those clients who have demonstrated innovative usage of both Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate platforms as well as a mobile strategy to further their instructor efficiency and learner engagement goals. We congratulate our 2013 winners:

  • Dr. Brian Sailer of Central New Mexico Community College for creating an active learning environment that centers on student engagement, clear communication, and quality education through the use of collaborative tools in his Introduction to Biology courses
  • Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for developing a teaching effectiveness institute for NIU faculty offered entirely online
  • Ozarks Technical Community College Tutoring and Learning Center for creating a cross-platform strategy to promote an effective, innovative, and learner-centered environment, increasing the use of its online services by 300%

 

Blackboard Catalyst Staff Development Award

This award honors those who use Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate solutions to support and enhance faculty and staff development skills that provide a better organization-wide learning experience. We congratulate our 2013 winners:

  • Iris Santiago of Florida Virtual School for developing Beneficial Instructional Training to Engage the Staff (BITES), a comprehensive professional learning program
  • Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center for developing a teaching effectiveness institute for NIU faculty that took place completely online for the first time
  • Janet Sylvia, Judy Harrison, Craig Nielsen, and Bruce Varnadoe of the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and The Georgia Department of Agriculture for developing a pilot project that effectively enhanced the delivery of important agricultural regulations