WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Recipients

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

2022 Award AnnouncementWCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award 2023.

Dallas College: Increasing Gateway Course Completion with Texas College Bridge.

National Research Center for Distance Education & Technological Advancements (DETA): Tanya Joosten.

Nicolet College: Native American Art Course Redesign.

Southern New Hampshire University: Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT).

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.