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The Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference offers an ensemble of keynote addresses, faculty innovations during concurrent sessions, technology workshops, and vendor exhibits. The conference program has evolved over the years to reflect emerging trends in technology applications in higher education and shared expertise in online teaching experiences and strategies.



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Nominate an Instructor for the FTTC Teaching With Technology Award

We are accepting nominees for a Teaching With Technology Award for an instructor who has used technology in innovative and effective ways in classroom or online teaching. You can find out more and submit a nomination below. The deadline is October 1.

Tami Eggleston, 2015 Teaching With Technology Award Winner

Tami Eggleston
2015 FTTC Teaching with Technology Award Winner

Tami Eggleston is a professor of psychology and the associate dean for institutional effectiveness at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Tami loves to teach face-to-face, online, or in blended classes. Tami has won various teaching awards including the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Her goal in teaching, presenting, or consulting is to educate, engage, and inspire.

Submit a Nominee for the 2016 Award

Please read all criteria before submitting a nominee.

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Two awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Traditional – These are classes that meet face to face. They may contain blended or flipped components, but they have established meeting times that occur in a physical classroom.
  • Online – These are classes that take place online. They don’t have established meeting times, nor do they meet in a physical classroom.

The two awards will be given to the recipients who best demonstrate pedagogically sound and innovative uses for educational technology in their teaching.

Eligibility Requirements

The nominee must be a higher education instructor and a registered attendee of the conference.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations can be made online using the link below. Each nominees must provide examples of how s/he:

  • Creates and implements useful and creative ways to incorporate technology into online or face-to-face classroom design and instruction.
  • Demonstrates an innovative approach to teaching within their content area through the use of technology (including but not limited to: English, science, math, community service, group work, etc.)
  • Provides and maintains an engaging student learning environment through active learning, interaction (student to student, student to instructor and student to content) and technology integration.
  • Demonstrates the technology used supports specific student learning outcomes.
  • Brings a new technology to the institution (new technology, new research, etc), uses technology in a new way, or is innovative in some other way in support of student learning.

Scope of Award

For the purpose of this award, the term “innovation” will be loosely defined by the nominees. “Technology” can be anything from computer-based learning devices, software, classroom design, to other devices that aid teaching and learning. “Instruction" or "Teaching” is defined as teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses in higher education.

Poster Session

A subcommittee member will notify the nominee of their nomination so that they may prepare a poster for display on Conference Day 2 (Friday). Posters should be hung up Friday morning by 7:30am.

The purpose of the poster is to share the nominee’s innovative idea. Posters should be 24 inches x 36 inches. Poster hanging material will be provided.

Deadline

Deadline for nominations is October 1, 2016 by end of business day. Award selection will be made by FTTC planning subcommittee members. Awards will be presented at lunch on the Friday of the conference.

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