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Applications now open for Dr. Alan Wright Award for Exemplary Online and Technology-Enhanced Teaching

Applications are open for the 2018 Dr. Alan Wright Award for Exemplary Online and Technology-Enhanced Teaching.

Sponsored by the Office of Open Learning, the award recognizes exceptional educators who have demonstrated a commitment to innovation, enhancement, and scholarly approaches to teaching in online, hybrid, and open learning.

It is open to all instructors teaching online, hybrid, open, and technology-enabled courses at the University of Windsor. You can nominate yourself or a colleague. Winners will receive a $500 cash prize, plus $500 to help them disseminate the good practice for which they are recognized.

“Adopting new technologies and ways of teaching takes commitment, courage, and innovative thinking,” says Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning. “This award recognizes the extraordinary teachers we have who make this commitment in their teaching.”

Baker says the award also aims to help people who are innovating in their teaching to share that practice with others.

Winners will be announced and celebrated at the annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence in November. Deadline for submission is Friday, August 31.

For more information, contact Baker at, 519-253-3000, ext. 4925, or visit the award website for criteria, details of the nomination process, and submission instructions.

Complete packages should be submitted in MS-Word or searchable PDF format by email to with the subject “Alan Wright Award for Exemplary Online and Technology-Enhanced Teaching.”