Ken Bain Professor and author of What the Best College Teachers Do Montclair State University, New Jersey. Vice Provost for Instruction and Director: Ken Bain (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1976), Professor of History, has been the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair State University. His recently-published book What the Best College Teachers Do . (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education.
Karen Swan Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership University of Illinois-Springfield, Illinois. Karen Swan is the James J. Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, and the very proud grandmother of Case Shazaam and Zack Flash Rosenfeld. Karen’s research is in the general area of electronic media and learning. She has authored over 70 journal articles and book chapters, produced several hypermedia programs, and co-edited two books – Ubiquitous Computing in Education and Social Learning from Broadcast Television -- on educational technology topics
Karen Swan is Research Professor in the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University. Her current research focuses on data literacy, online learning, and ubiquitous computing in education. Dr. Swan was the 2006 winner of the Sloan Consortium's award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual.
Dr. Ken Bain
Ken Bain is Vice Provost for Instruction, Director of the Research Academy for University Learning, and Professor of History at Montclair State University. He is the author of the international bestselling book, What the Best College Teachers Do (2004, Harvard University Press). Before coming to Montclair, he was founding director of three major centers for learning and teaching: Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, Center for Teaching Excellence at NYU, and the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University.
Dr. Paul Elsner
Paul Elsner was Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District 1977-1999. He is one of two leading members of Sedona Conversations, an organization whose goal is to assist leaders in understanding and comprehending new developments in multimedia, the merging of education, technology and entertainment, and understanding future change. He has written and spoken widely on the impact of technology and is a recognized leader in higher education.
Second Place: University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Honourable mention: Minisink Valley Central School District (USA, K-12); University of Delaware (USA)
Other Entrants : Indiana University, University of Cambridge, University of Michigan, University of Delaware, Foothill college, University of South Africa, Texas State University, Oregon health and science university, Claremont Graduate university, CONICET,
Winner : Charles Sturt University (Australia)
Second Place : Stanford University (USA)
Honourable mentions : University of New England (Australia); Marist College (USA)
Other Entrants : Indiana University, University of California, University of Michigan, Lancaster University, Cornell University, Rice University, Tusculum College, Leeward community college, University of Oxford, University of Windsor, Oregon Health and Science University
Topic and Tools -2008 Place Topic and Mode Tool Use 1 Biomedical Engineering – graduate level – internal class Wiki: group work and report writing as well as sharing of reports between groups 2 International Law – undergraduate- internal Resources – shared documents and compiled materials. Chat / forums - group discussions Wiki – student bios, pictures, plenary sessions Test & Quizzes (test centre) – tutorial exercises HM English Literature – K-12 -blended Resources- shared documents Chat/forum – group and class chats Wiki – development of group presentations Test centre – exams Presentation tool- group presentation to class HM Web Design – Graduate- Distance Wiki : Sharing of idea and web links Forum : interaction, student-student and student-instructor Blog : Progress reports Podcast : delivery of video based lectures Chat : synchronous discussions Resources : course content and supplementary material Tests : Surveys
Topic and Tools -2009 Place Topic and Mode Tool Use 1 Forensic Science – Undergraduate- internal and distance Announcements- key lecture communication Wiki- news articles related to subject, tutorial exercises Chat- technical issues and assessment questions Test centre – tutorials Resources- contain virtual lectures and podcasts Group sites –each group had own project page with all tools – Chat :Team communication- Wiki :develop and write group report – Resources : -share information and files 2 Germany and world wars–undergraduate – internal Wiki – individual wiki pages per student use as diary HM Professional Development – staff (educational designers) –distance Blog – personal reflection Wiki – group discussion on common topics relating to case study Modules tool – resources and task guide HM Public Relations – undergraduate0 internal Wiki – students invited to co-author syllabus Resources – group materials Chats/announcements/messaging – intra and inter subject communication Forums and Blogs : online guest speakers Test & quizzes - surveys