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Announcing 2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award Winners

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The Blackboard Catalyst Awards honors those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences in 11 categories. …

The Blackboard Catalyst Awards honors those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences in 11 categories. This year we had over 262 submissions and selected 69 of those to receive a prestigious Catalyst Award. We will honor the winners and their achievements at the Catalyst Awards Luncheon at BbWorld in July 2013.

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  • 2. The Blackboard® Catalyst Awardshonor those who push the boundaries of theireducational programs to deliver innovativeand effective learning experiences in 11categories.
  • 3. The Blackboard Collaborate™Hall of Fame AwardHonoring educators around the world who haveshown exemplary innovation and creativity in theiruse of the Blackboard Collaborate platform for eitheracademic and/or administrative achievement.
  • 4. Christine Paige andTom RosenbergerCollege of Saint Rose4
  • 5. 5Mariam MemarsadeghiE-Collaborativefor Civic Education
  • 6. 6Mauricio García AcevedoIEU Universidad | Instituto deEstudios Universitarios
  • 7. 7Dr. Derrick Cogburn andDr. Jennifer EllisThe Institute on Disabilityand Public Policy
  • 8. Nicole Gianvito,Andy Petro andMichelle PoskinThe PennsylvaniaCyber Charter School8
  • 9. The Blackboard Connect™Communications Strategy AwardHonoring those who use Blackboard Connect tosupport safety, security and campus engagementwith effective communication strategies.
  • 10. Hernan LondonoBarry University10
  • 11. 11Matt WarnockCarrollton-Farmers BranchIndependent School District
  • 12. 12Assoc Prof Daniel Tan,Lee Chye Seng andChua Chet ShiuNanyang Technological University
  • 13. The Blackboard Engage™Communication Strategy AwardHonoring those who use the Edline LCMS and othertools by Blackboard Engage to create onecomprehensive, technological and integrated two-way communication system, resulting in a moreengaged community of learners, teachers, andparents.
  • 14. Nancy McKnight,Barb Nicolai andDave GuglielmiSt. Philip the Apostle Parish14
  • 15. The Blackboard Learn™Beyond the Course AwardHonoring those in the Blackboard community whohave made an impact at their institution through theeffective and innovative use of one or more of thefollowing modules of Blackboard Learn: CommunityEngagement, Content Management, or OutcomesAssessment.
  • 16. 16Dr. Adam MarksEmbry-RiddleAeronautical University
  • 17. Stacy Hawthorne,Shannon Conley,Christina Hamman andStephani ItibroutMedina City Schools17
  • 18. 18Russell R. BazydloStrayer University
  • 19. The Blackboard Engage™Comprehensive Technology StrategyAwardHonoring those who use the Edline LCMS byBlackboard Engage, coupled with other BlackboardK-12 products, to create one comprehensive,technological, integrated and cross-platformlearning system that effectively reaches the districtsfamilies and students across multiple channels.
  • 20. 20CUSD Intranet TeamCupertino Union School District
  • 21. The Blackboard Mobile™Innovation AwardHonoring those who have embraced mobility topositively impact the educational experience at theirinstitution, inside or beyond the classroomenvironment.
  • 22. 22Kylie TaigCarey BaptistGrammar School
  • 23. 23Megan Juss andLearning ServicesColleaguesEdge Hill University
  • 24. Ivon Foster-McGowan, Jeanine BrooksandJoey StoweThe University of Alabama24
  • 25. The Blackboard Engage™User Adoption Strategy AwardHonoring those who use the Edline LCMS byBlackboard Engage to its fullestcapabilities, resulting in interactive web pages andapplications that all users—teachers, parents, students and the community—visit regularly and with the expectation thatcommunications and information will be updatedappropriately.
  • 26. 26Gary Weidenhamer andKim CavanaughSchool DistrictPalm Beach County
  • 27. The Blackboard Learn™Innovative Development AwardHonoring those who give back to the community bysharing their development expertise with others. Bysignificantly contributing to the overallcommunity, this award symbolizes the innovationpossible with software development and extendingthe Blackboard platform.
  • 28. 28Blackboard LearnProject TeamThe University of Alabama
  • 29. Bruce PhillipsUniversity of Kansas29
  • 30. 30Wiley Fuller, SwinburneUniversity of TechnologyandShane Argo, University of theSunshine Coast
  • 31. The Blackboard Learn™and Blackboard Collaborate™Staff Development AwardHonoring those who use Blackboard solutions tosupport and enhance faculty and staff developmentskills that provide a better organization-widelearning experience.
  • 32. 32Iris SantiagoFlorida Virtual School
  • 33. 33Office of Fiscal Services andOffice of College& Career ReadinessHawaii State Department ofEducation
  • 34. Learning AcademyTemasek Polytechnic34
  • 35. NIU Faculty Developmentand InstructionalDesign CenterNorthern Illinois University35
  • 36. 36Janet Sylvia,Judy Harrison,Craig Nielsen andBruce VarnadoeUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension& The Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • 37. 37Erin SolesUniversity of North Florida
  • 38. 38Geralyn E. Stephens, EdDand C. Cindy SuladWayne State University
  • 39. The Blackboard Learn™, BlackboardMobile™ and BlackboardCollaborate™Teaching and Learning AwardHonoring those who use Blackboard Learn,Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Mobile (orany mobile devices and applications) for theirteaching and learning needs.
  • 40. 40Brian SailerCentral New MexicoCommunity College
  • 41. 41NIU Faculty Developmentand InstructionalDesign CenterNorthern Illinois University
  • 42. 42Tutoring & Learning CenterOzarks TechnicalCommunity College
  • 43. The Blackboard Learn™Exemplary Course AwardDirectors’ Choice for Courses withDistinctionHonoring faculty and course designers around theworld who develop exciting and innovative coursesthat represent the very best in technology andlearning.
  • 44. 44Alaric RadoshArlington Public Schools, Virginia
  • 45. 45Katrina S. Kardiasmenos, Ph.D.Bowie State University
  • 46. 46Miles McGeehanBozeman School District
  • 47. Kathleen Fjelstul andSteven JeddelohCapella University47
  • 48. Matthew Acevedo andMarc WeinsteinFlorida International University48
  • 49. 49Dr. Craighton S. MaukGateway Community and TechnicalCollege
  • 50. Cheryl KautzGrand RapidsCommunity College50
  • 51. 51Tom Luna, Idaho Superintendent of PublicInstructionLinda K. Smith, NASA Aerospace ScholarsSusan White, NASA JSCSean Short, Idaho Digital Learning
  • 52. 52Takako Shigehisa andDr. Shaoyu ChiNorthern VirginiaCommunity College
  • 53. 53Kathi Baldwin andMary PurvisUniversity of Alaska SE Sitka
  • 54. 54Phoebe J. Ballard andSeder N. BurnsThe University of Toledo
  • 55. The Blackboard Learn™Exemplary Course AwardHonoring faculty and course designers around theworld who develop exciting and innovative coursesthat represent the very best in technology andlearning.
  • 56. Christina SewellAllen Community College56
  • 57. 57Peter Kishpaughblendedschools.net
  • 58. 58Rick Rothblendedschools.net
  • 59. 59Tahais Real-Martins,Ceit Devitto,Diana Rice andConstance MessierBristol Community College
  • 60. 60Audrey Gramstad,Patricia Miera,Hallie Ray andJessica Rosazza WilliamsCentral New MexicoCommunity College
  • 61. 61Marcie Newton andTom RosenbergerThe College of Saint Rose
  • 62. Helen Anderson andJames JurewiczEmbry-Riddle AeronauticalUniversity - Worldwide62
  • 63. 63Jay E. Hines andJan G. NealEmbry-RiddleAeronautical University
  • 64. 64Shannon Field andMerrill DouglassEmbry-RiddleAeronautical University
  • 65. 65Dr. Wendi M. Kappers andSara C. OmbresEmbry-RiddleAeronautical University
  • 66. 66Dr. Bobby McMastersand Jan G. NealEmbry-RiddleAeronautical University
  • 67. 67Dr. Todd D. Smith andMonica SurrencyEmbry-RiddleAeronautical University
  • 68. Paul BeaudoinFitchburg State University68
  • 69. 69Melody Whiddon-Willoughby,Elizabeth Ferris andPatricia DelgadoFlorida International University
  • 70. Karen W. DuncanGaston College70
  • 71. 71Katie EvansLake-Sumter State College
  • 72. 72Sarah Garman andAlexandre StrzyzewskiMiami Dade College
  • 73. 73David Flora,Ericka Hollis andXavier ScottMorehead State University
  • 74. Marjorie C. Shavers, Ph.D.Morehead State University74
  • 75. Cheryl KautzMuskegon Community College75
  • 76. 76Joel Shapiro, CaitlinFrano, Jessica Rydz, MichaelTheodore, KevinCuasay, JacquelineWickham, and Katherine KerpanNorthwestern University School ofContinuing Studies
  • 77. 77Jon Louis DorboloOregon State University
  • 78. 78Lena V. MaslennikovaRegent University
  • 79. 79Vaughan SmithSheridan Institute of Technologyand Advanced Learning
  • 80. Dustin SmithSnead State Community College80
  • 81. 81Cynthia Foronda andLyndon GodsallUniversity of Miami School ofNursing and Health Studies
  • 82. Linda A. Dudjak PhD RN,Barbara A. Frey, DEd andAdelle M. Lotinsky, BSN RNDean CrollUniversity of Pittsburgh82
  • 83. 83Sandra BennettWilmington University
  • 84. Congratulationsto all our winners!