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The 2024 D2L Innovation Award Celebrates Creativity in Teaching and Learning

D2L and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Honors Leading Teams

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D2L, a global learning technology company, is celebrating the winners of the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, which recognizes post-secondary educators for their innovative approaches to student-centred teaching and learning. The awards, co-sponsored by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), honours educators who create collaborative learning opportunities for students and help bring them to life in team settings.

Here are the five winning projects that are being recognized this year:

  • Western University and Carleton University – Maatookiiying gaa-miinigoowiziying (Sharing our Gifts): Indigenous Learning Bundles – A digital curriculum resource that can help instructors integrate Indigenous perspectives into their courses.
  • University of Manitoba – Design & Build Engineering & Architecture Transdisciplinary Course – A course that can expand modern notions of sustainability by incorporating holistic approaches to design.
  • University of British Columbia – Land One: Innovation in Interdisciplinary Collaboration for an Integrated and Holistic First-Year Experience – A unique educational experience that can integrate real-world content and Indigenous perspectives.
  • University of Calgary – Enriching Experiential Learning in Exercise Physiology Labs Through Systematic Reflection, A Community of Practice, and Inquiry – A project that replaces traditional, structured labs with authentic and exploratory science.
  • University of British Columbia – Open Educational Resource: Rock the Boat – A project focusing on graduate supervision as a vital but neglected form of pedagogy to help enhance wellbeing in the teaching and learning environment.

Read more about the winners and how their work impacts teaching and learning here.

“We’re proud to support the innovative and imaginative projects from these winning teams, all of whom are working to transform the way the world learns,” said John Baker, CEO and founder at D2L. “It’s exciting to see the work these universities are doing to help break new ground in teaching and learning by creating engaging courses, content, and resources for diverse learners.”

“The creativity and leadership of these exceptional teams provides a unique learning opportunity for students and a source of inspiration for all of us working in higher education. We are immensely proud of the recipients’ contributions to learning and scholarship in Canada,” said Elana Cooperberg, Chair of STLHE.

Winning teams receive a two-year STLHE membership and up to $3,000 towards registration and travel costs to attend the 2024 STLHE Annual Conference. They will be recognized as D2L Innovation Award recipients at this year’s STLHE Unconference in Niagara Falls on June 11-14, 2024.

Learn about the winning teams and their projects at stlhe.ca. If you’d like to hear more from experts who are driving meaningful change in education, training and corporate learning, register for D2L Fusion, July 8-10, 2024, in Toronto.

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