2016 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning Winners

Photos of the 2016 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning Winners
Carol Hulls, David Hutchison, Jason Pearson, Peter Sankoff, Matthew Schnurr

The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and Brightspace are delighted to announce the five outstanding post-secondary educators who are recipients of the 2016 Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning:

  • Carol Hulls, Continuing Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Waterloo;
  • David Hutchison, Professor, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Humanities, Brock University;
  • Jason Pearson, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Prince Edward Island;
  • Peter Sankoff, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta; and
  • Matthew Schnurr, Associate Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Dalhousie University.

The award celebrates innovative, thought-provoking, and impactful teaching and learning practices by passionate post-secondary educators.

“These five exceptional educators are creative leaders who are passionate about providing outstanding learning experiences, opportunities and environments,” says John Baker, president and CEO of Brightspace. “We’re excited to support this year’s award winners. They reflect the spirit and values of Brightspace by supporting and encouraging innovate teaching and learning.”

“These five educators demonstrate the impact and importance of creativity on learning. Each of these award winners has had a measurable and lasting impact on learners through unique and innovative approaches to teaching and learning,“ says STLHE president Robert Lapp. “STLHE is proud to partner with Brightspace to encourage and support student-centered values and approaches to learning.”

A diverse group of nine highly experienced post-secondary educators selected the winners, who will be recognized at the 2016 STLHE Annual Conference, June 21-24 in London, Ontario and at FUSION, Brightspace’s Global Conference, July 22-26 in Orlando, Fla.

Each of the five winners will receive a two-year membership in STLHE as well as $2,200 toward travel and registration costs for both STLHE’s Annual Conference and FUSION.

Find out more about the individual award winners here.

About The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
STLHE strives to be the pre-eminent national voice and a world leader for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. STLHE supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning. Visit www.stlhe.ca for more information.

About D2L
D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform—Brightspace—is not a common one-size-fits-all learning management system (LMS). It’s easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that you can take action in real-time to keep them on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K–12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. Visit www.brightspace.com for more information.

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