Deadline: May 31, 2019
2018 Innovative Technology Award
James D. Breslin
Bellarmine University First Year Predictive Model, Louisville, KY
At the 2010 NCLCA Conference, Julie Redmond, Assistant VP for Academic Support at Columbia College Chicago, suggested to the NCLCA Board an idea for a new award to recognize innovative use of technology for learning centers. The Board very much liked the idea and decided to postpone a call for nominations in 2011 in order to honor two long-time technology innovators for their extremely useful web sites that each had developed as a labor of love of learning. Lucy MacDonald (HowtoStudy.org) and Joe Landsberger (Study Guides and Strategies) were the inaugural winners of the NCLCA Innovative Use of Technology Award. Open nominations for this award will be accepted beginning in 2012.
The purpose of the NCLCA Innovative Use of Technology Award is:
potential areas of technology
Technology is, of course, rapidly developing, so the following list of newer technologies cannot be considered an inclusive list. Furthermore, the use of older technologies, applied in innovative ways, may also lead to an award.
The application of technology is related to learning assistance and significantly impacts student learning or learning center operations. The technology solution makes a noteworthy contribution that surpasses previous or current solutions. The technology solution demonstrates a measurable benefit and has the potential to serve as an inspiration or model for further innovation for other learning centers.
Please limit your materials to 5 -10 pages of a word document. Be sure you have addressed each bullet point below. Any (PDF) support letters would need to be included in the page limit and no more than two letters of support please.
To nominate someone for this award, send an email with the following information in an MS Word attachment to Diana Garland, NCLCA Professional Development Officer:
Note: Winners must accept the award at the NCLCA annual conference in person or virtually via phone, Skype, FaceTime, or similar technology.
Submit all application materials to Awards@NCLCA.org
If you have any questions, please contact Awards@NCLCA.org
2018 James D. Breslin | Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY | First Year Predictive Model
2017 University of Louisville | REACH Online Student Success Seminars
2017 John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY | The Use of ePortfolios in Tutor Training and Professional Development
2017 University of Central Florida | SARC Online
2016 Wendy Simmerman, Brigham Young University | Instructional Videos for Faculty
2015 Carlow University2014 Jon Mladic, Rasmussen College | Tutor Excellence Training Program
2014 Mark Walvoord, University of Oklahoma | Use of iPads for Tutoring, Study Skills Enhancement, and People Management