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Awards to Oklahoma Individuals and Teams to Acknowledge Notable Advances in the Use of Technology in Education

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Online Excellence Awards

Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #182696

Grant Description

Awards to Oklahoma individuals and teams to acknowledge notable advances in the use of technology in education. The awards are intended to recognize the achievements of teams and individuals who strengthen the quality of online education through original methods. The purpose of the Online Learning Excellence Award is to recognize exemplary leadership, innovation, collaboration, and results that advance online and blended learning.

Award Criteria:

Accessibility

  • Accessibility: Incorporates strategies for creating accessible learning environments in which all learners can participate, develop, and contribute.
  • Collaboration: Consistently shares resources, models effective programs and practices, and mentors.
  • Learning Environment Design: Achieve extraordinary accomplishments in meeting accessibility needs.
  • Innovation: Is known and has been recognized for innovative thinking and developing approaches that consistently make a significant impact in online education.

Innovation

  • 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.

Teaching

  • Pedagogy: The individual demonstrates excellence in online teaching and learning environment design practices
  • Innovation: The individual integrates unique, innovative, creative, engaging, and effective instructional and learning environment design practices
  • Collaboration: The individual collaborates with other online educators to provide leadership, share resources, model effective online teaching practices, and mentor.
  • Results and Sustainability:  The individual presents evidence of measures for assessing excellence, effectiveness, and sustainability of online teaching practices

Individual Leadership

  • 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. 
  • Innovation: The individual demonstrates a proven record of accomplishment in innovation and advancing progressive approaches to supporting student success in online and blended learning environments.
  • Collaboration: The individual engages in collaborative opportunities to advance the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Results: The individual consistently produces results that demonstrate exemplary success with initiatives.

Team, Program, or Institution Leadership

  • Leadership: The institution/team/program demonstrates transformative leadership in advancing the quality and excellence in online education within their institution and the State of Oklahoma.
  • Innovation:  The institution/team/program demonstrates a proven track record of innovation and advancing progressive approaches to supporting student success in online and blended learning environments.
  • Collaboration: The institution/team/program engages in collaborative opportunities to advance the quality and success of online education in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Results: The institution/team/program consistently produces results that demonstrate exemplary success with initiatives.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The purpose of the Online Learning Excellence Award is to recognize individuals and groups that demonstrate exemplary leadership, innovation, collaboration, and results that advance online and blended learning in the State of Oklahoma.

Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE) members are eligible for awards, with the exception of a COLE subcommittee nominated as a collective entity.

Pre-Application Information:

2023 Award Nominations Open: November 14, 2022
2023 Award Nominations Due: January 31, 2023, 11:59 PM PT

The OSRHE strives to notify award recipients and non-recipients by email no later than the week before the COLE Learning Innovations Summit.

Self-nominations are accepted. There is no limit to the number of submissions an individual or organization may submit.

Contact Information:

2023 Nomination form: https://forms.gle/z8te7E8KiHoSU25P6

Please contact Brad Griffith at bgriffith@osrhe.edu if you have any questions.

Online Consortium of Oklahoma
655 Research Parkway, Ste 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101

online@osrhe.edu
(405) 225-9166

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