About the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award

The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award recognizes outstanding efforts by member institutions and organizations in applying innovative solutions
to a challenging educational need.

WCET is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award:

  • Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT) –
    Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
  • Increasing Gateway Course Completion with Texas College Bridge – Dallas College (TX)
  • Native American Art Course Redesign – Nicolet College (WI)
  • Tanya Joosten – National Research Center for Distance Education & Technological Advancements (DETA) (WI)

This year we are also highlighting honorable mentions for their contributions to digital learning higher education:

  • Constance Hall – Capella University (MN)
  • Ecampus Multimedia Team and the Department of Chemistry – Oregon State University (OR)
  • Personal Adaptive Learning in Intro Physics – University of Central Florida (FL)

Learn more about the award recipients.

2023 Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 WOW awards will be announced next year.

Nominations include questions regarding how the nominee has utilized technology to make a positive impact on learning and equity in a creative and/or innovative way. The form should take approximately ten minutes to complete.

Judging and Notification

The WOW Awards Committee, comprised of WCET member volunteers, will review all nominations, and will select the recipients. The WCET Outstanding Work Awards Committee may grant a maximum of three awards and reserves the right to grant fewer than three awards.

Judges will review submissions regarding the innovative nature of the digital learning initiative/project and its impact on learning and equity in higher education.

We’re here to help, contact us at wceinfo@wiche.edu.

Past Winners

See the innovative work addressing important higher education challenges recognized by past WOW awardees: