About the Awards

About the Awards

Submission Deadline for 2018 Awards: September 24, 2018

Each year, ADEIL presents a number of awards recognizing excellence in various aspects of distance education and independent learning. If you are a current ADEIL member, we invite you to consider nominating an outstanding staff member from your institution or colleague in the field, or perhaps submitting a course or research project. We would like to have a number of nominees and submissions to create a lively competition for each award.

The ADEIL College Level Course Award, the ADEIL High School Course Award and the ADEIL Research Award have specific time periods associated with them.

The ADEIL College Level Course Award and the ADEIL High School Course Award nominees should have opened for enrollments sometime during the 15 months prior to the nomination (July prior to the last academic year through September i.e., July 2017 through September 2018). Research Award nominees should be completed and published during the academic year preceding the conference (September through August). The ADEIL Excellence in Support Service Award is new to ADEIL and differs from other awards in that it recognizes accomplishments for an individual’s work courses or student services over time.

Presentation of Awards:

Awards are presented at the annual ADEIL conference. For 2018, winners are invited to participate in a round-table discussion of their courses, research, and work at the conference.

 

ADEIL College Level Course Award

The ADEIL College Level Course Award honors the most outstanding college level credit course that opened during the previous year. The award recognizes the accomplishment of the instructor, author, primary editor and/or course developer who worked together to create an exemplary course. This includes any distance education or online learning course that may be online or print-based using a study guide.

The ADEIL Awards Committee will arrive at a consensus based on its assessment of the relative scholarly and instructional qualities of the entries. The committee will evaluate the overall design, content, learning activities, and assessments for each entry. The award includes a $50 stipend and a certificate from ADEIL.

Eligibility

Eligible courses include newly developed distance education course that opened for enrollments sometime during the previous academic year. If a previously submitted course was rewritten or revised it may be resubmitted for consideration.

Apply at https://adeil.org/adeil-course-award-nomination-form/

 

ADEIL High School Course Award

The ADEIL High School Course Award honors an outstanding pre-collegiate level (K–12) course that opened during the previous year. The award recognizes the accomplishment of the instructor, author, primary editor and/or course developer who worked together to create an exemplary course. This includes any distance education or online learning course that may be online or print-based using a study guide.

The ADEIL Awards Committee will arrive at a consensus based on its assessment of the relative scholarly and instructional qualities of the entries. The committee will evaluate the overall design, content, learning activities, and assessments for each entry. The award includes a $50 stipend and a certificate from ADEIL.

Eligibility

Eligible courses include newly developed distance education course that opened for enrollments sometime during the previous academic year. If a previously submitted course was rewritten or revised it may be resubmitted for consideration.

Apply at https://adeil.org/adeil-course-award-nomination-form/

 

ADEIL Excellence in Support Service Award

The Excellence in Support Service Award is given to an individual who has contributed to support his/her distance education/independent learning unit, with possible implications for other institutions. The award recognizes the person’s outstanding contributions and innovations to a distance education program via courses, recruitment, orientation, etc.

The nomination should describe the scope and relevance of the person’s contribution to distance education/independent learning.

This person’s outstanding work may include but is not limited to: setting up or improving a platform or template for course delivery; innovative use of materials and instructional strategies; developing innovative course design and structure, facilitating student learning in the distance education environment; and working with course instructors and students.

Persons who may qualify for consideration are instructional designers or developers, information technologists, and IT or enrollment support staff. The award includes a $50 stipend and a certificate from ADEIL.

Apply at https://adeil.org/support-service-award-nomination-form/

 

ADEIL Research Award

The ADEIL Research Award is for the purpose of promoting scholarship, innovation, and progress in the field. The award recognizes one or more individuals responsible for conducting an outstanding research project on any area directly related to distance learning.

 

The outcome of the research project should clearly enhance the profile and possibilities of distance learning, and may focus on theoretical or practical issues. The recipient of the award receives $500 from ADEIL. If there is more than one co-author, money is split accordingly.

The research project must have been published during the academic year which preceded the conference (September through August), but the research may have been conducted over more than that year. Research projects must be centered on an aspect of distance learning, including, but not limited to history, statistics, technology, innovations, personnel, student services, marketing, and pedagogical techniques.

The Awards Committee will judge the nominations on the basis of the scholarly qualities of the research and on the significance or magnitude of its contribution to the field of distance education and independent learning.

Apply at https://adeil.org/adeil-research-award-nomination/ Recipients of ADEIL Awards

Each year, ADEIL selects award recipients who are distinguished for excellence in their contributions to the field of independent study. To the best of our knowledge, the past recipients of these awards and the first year each award was presented are identified below.

2017 Recipients

2017 Twenty Fifth Annual ADEIL Conference in partnership with ICDE World Conference on eLearning, Toronto, Canada

Research Award:

  • Terrie Nagel from the University of Missouri for the paper, “Academic Achievement and Persistence in Online Self-Paced Courses.”

College-level Course Award:

  • Mizzou Online for REL_ST [Religious Studies] 3451-W, Religion and Science Fiction (Writing Intensive): Kate Kelley, M.Phil M.A., author/developer; Jerod Quinn, Instructional Designer; Kay Nullmeyer, instructional developer; Brad Mitchell, multimedia and video producer; and Dr. Selting, who contributed expertise in crafting writing assignments.

High School Course Award:

  • BYU Department of Independent Study for ENGL-041-T002, Ninth-Grade English, Part 1.  Kelley MacKay-Shane is the course author, and Eric Orton and Ryan Strong are the course designers.

Excellence in Support Service Award:

  • Julie Shults from the University of Missouri, Mizzou Online

Past Recipients of ADEIL Awards