The Desire2Excel Awards are an annual program that encourages the development of new learning best practices by recognizing organizations that have used Desire2Learn technology in innovative ways. We believe it’s important to highlight the leadership, expertise, and impact demonstrated by these collaborations.
The nomination deadline for the 2014 Desire2Excel Awards is March 31. Let us know about the stories of educators you believe excel in innovation, collaboration, and making an impact on their learning community by submitting your nominations today.
Some highlights from our 2013 Desire2Excel Winners:
Desire2EXCEL Collaboration Award: “College Readiness Math MOOC”
Robert Hoar, Maggie McHugh, Cari Mathwig-Ramseier, and Jennifer Koskiak, University of Wisconsin System
This offering was designed to help prepare participants for credit-bearing mathematics courses through an accessible venue built using the Desire2Learn platform. Read the full story.
Desire2 EXCEL Innovation Award: “Gamifying a MOOC”
Wendy Wilson and Ryan Walmsley, Fanshawe College
Fanshawe College’s first MOOC, Applied Sustainability, was “gamified” by offering multiple levels of achievement for learners that mimic the LEED
Certifications found in the content itself. Read the full story.
Desire2EXCEL Impact Award: “U-Pace Instruction Using Desire2Learn Produces Deep Learning and Empowered Students”
Diane Reddy, Laura Pedrick, Ray Fleming and Dylan Barth, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The U-Pace instructional approach, developed using Desire2Learn technology, combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with instructor-initiated Amplified Assistance in an online learning environment. This model was also recognized with the 2012 Distance Education Innovation Award by the National University Technology Network. Read the full story.
The winners of the 2014 Desire2Excel Awards will be announced at FUSION 2014 this July in Nashville, TN.