WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Recipients

Read informational releases for complete descriptions of projects that won the WOW Award from 2007 to 2021

2020/2021 Award Announcement – Digital Learning Heroes

Colorado Technical University.

Miami University Regionals E-Campus.

University of Alabama.

University of Louisville.

University of North Dakota.

University of Texas at San Antonio.

2019 Media Release

Colorado Department of Higher Education OER Council: OER Grant Program.

Granite State College: Distance-Based Teacher Preparation.

Rio Salado College: Dynamic Assessment Data Display.

2018 Media Release

Colorado State University and Grit Digital Health: YOU@CSU.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide: WRAP Worldwide Retention, Affinity, and Persistence.

Colorado Technical University: CTU Faculty App.

Open SUNY: The Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) Rubric, Dashboard, and Resources.

University of Montana: EdReady Montana: Scaling a Low-Cost College Readiness Initiative Statewide.

2017 Media Release

Blackboard Inc.: Blackboard Ally.

Healthcare Learning Innovations, a division of American Sentinel University: Sentinel City ®.

Oregon State University ECampus: 3-D Virtual Microscope.

University of Central Florida: UDOIT: Universal Design Online content Inspection Tool.

2016 Media Release

California State University, Northridge: Creating In-House Faculty-Authored Instructional Apps to Enhance Learning: An Entrepreneurial and Sustainable App Development Strategy.

Colorado Technical University: CTU Mobile.

University of Central Oklahoma: Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR).

University of Hawai’i System: Scaling Integration of Data Analytics and Tools to Transform Decision-Making for Student Success.

Western Governors University: Responsible Borrowing Initiatives.

2015 Media Release

Boise State University: Virtual Reality Nursing Simulation with Custom Haptic System for Patient Safety.

The NROC Project: EdReady, A College Math Readiness System.

University of Central Florida: Direct Connect to UCF Pathway.

University of Maryland University College: Open Educational Resources Initiative.

2014 Media Release

Capella University: FlexPath.

Colorado Technical University: intellipath™ for MBA preparation.

Excelsior College: Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Extended Learning Institute: NOVA’s OER-Based Associate Degree Project.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: U-Pace.

2013 Media Release

Lane Community College: OER Faculty Fellowship. Watch the video!

University of Central Florida: Obojobo. Watch the video!

University of North Carolina: The Online Proctoring Network. Watch the video!

2012 Media Release

Monterey Institute for Technology and Education: NROC Development Math – An Open Program. Watch the video!

NJEDge.Net (New Jersey Research and Education Network): NJVID. Watch the video!

Tennessee Board of Regents: TBR Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center. Watch the video!

2011 Media Release

Century College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: GPS LifePlan. Watch the video!

Kansas State University: University Life Cafe. Watch the video!

Regis University: Passport to Course Development. Watch the video!

2010 Media Release

Foothill-De Anza Community College District: College Open Textbooks Collaborative. Watch the video!

Kentucky Virtual Campus: KCTCS Online-Learn on Demand. Watch the video!

Rio Salado College: Peer-to-Peer Plagiarism Project. Watch the video!

Winona State University: Winona360 Civic Media Project. Watch the video!

2009 Media Release

California Virtual Campus: California High School Exit Examination Preparation Initiative. Watch the video!

Capella University: Capitalizing on Course Assessments at the Institutional Level.

University of Maryland University College: UMUC 111 Virtual Meet & Greet. Watch the video!

2008 Media Release

Dakota State University: Student Retention Early Alert System. Watch the video!

Ohio Learning Network: E 4 ME- An Orientation to Online Learning. Watch the video!

University of Alaska Geography Program and the University of Alaska Southeast: Stories of Culture and Place. Watch the video!

UT TeleCampus: Enhanced Student Learning through Integrated Resources. Watch the video!

California State University: Early Assessment Program – Math Professional Development.

2008 for Marketing

BCcampus: Dare2BDigital – The Online Learning Challenge.

CU Online: Freedom.

Excelsior College: Access to Learning. Watch the video!

Minnesota Online: Student Recruitment. Watch the video!

2007 Media Release

Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium: A Multi-state Collaborative eTutoring Program.

Rio Salado College: Online Teacher Education Program “Virtual Practicum” Experience.

Minnesota Online: Support Center.

American Academy McAllister Institute (AAMI) of Funeral Service: The Online College for Funeral Service Education.

Kansas State University: ExpanSIS-A Multi-institutional Student Information System. Watch the video!


Arizona State University: IDEAL–Integrated Data to Enhance Arizona’s Learning.

California State University, Office of the Chancellor: Math Success and English Success Websites.

Cochise College: Serving Deaf Student Needs.

University of Washington: Catalyst.

Southern Regional Education Board: Sloan Semester. This was a special WOW Humanitarian and Leadership award to recognize SREB’s work in creating the Sloan Semester in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


MarylandOnline: Quality Matters.

University of Arizona: Online Nursing PhD Program.

University of California College Prep: CyberTutor Program.

University of Phoenix: rEsource.

University of Texas System TeleCampus: TRACK – TAKS Readiness and Core Knowledge.


Colorado Community Colleges Online: Online E-learning Quality Assurance Manual.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Minnesota Online’s eStudent Services.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: ¡A su salud! Spanish for Health Professionals.

University of North Dakota: Distance Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program.