Campus Technology Announces 2018 Impact Award Honorees

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IRVINE, CA, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Campus Technology has officially announced the recipients of its 2018 Impact Awards (formally the Innovators Awards). After a nomination process that brought in submissions from across the country, 14 honorees were selected in five categories.

In their 14th year, the Campus Technology Impact Awards recognize colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations. These projects, both cutting-edge and well established, have made their mark on campus and on the higher ed community at large.

"Technology can impact higher education in a variety of ways, and these 14 projects are terrific examples of that,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. It's a pleasure to recognize this year's honorees for their inspiring work, and we look forward to delving deeper into their stories over the coming months."

The 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award Winners:

Category: IT Infrastructure and Systems

Kennesaw State University

Project: Working with Vendors to Create a Custom Captioning Solution

Project lead: Jordan Cameron, assistant director of academic web accessibility

Vendors/technologies: Ceilo24, Kaltura

Indiana University

Project: Jetstream: A Cloud System Enabling Learning in Higher Education Communities

Project lead: David Y. Hancock, program director, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Vendors/technologies: Ceph, Dell, MathWorks, OpenStack, Red Hat

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón 

Project: Hurricane Maria Disaster Recovery

Project lead: Gilberto J. Marxuach Torrós, president

Vendors/technologies: Amazon Web Services, The College Board, Dynamic Campus, Microsoft, Moodle

Category: Education Futurists

Washington College

Project: Augmented Archives

Project leads: Heather Calloway, archivist and special collections librarian, and Raven Bishop, instructional technologist

Vendors/technologies: Apple, Aurasma (now HP Reveal), Blabberize, CamScanner, Microsoft, Pro Cyc, YouTube

Drexel University

Project: Virtually Inspired

Project Leads: Susan C. Aldridge, president, Drexel University Online, and Marci Powell, project director and researcher, Virtually Inspired, CEO/president, Marci Powell & Associates, and chair emerita and past president, United States Distance Learning Association

Vendors/technologies: Adobe, GoDaddy, MailChimp, Seer Interactive, WordPress

University of Oxford Saïd Business School

Project: The Oxford HIVE: Hub for International Virtual Education

Project lead: Mark Bramwell, CIO and director of professional services

Vendors/technologies: LG, Sennheiser, SyncRTC, VDO360, Vogel's Professional Solutions

Category: Teaching and Learning

The University of Texas at El Paso

Project: Tech-E Outreach Program

Project lead: Michael T. Pitcher, director, academic technologies

Vendors/technologies: 3DPrinterOS, Apple, Ozobot, Raspberry Pi, Ultimaker

North Carolina State University

Project: GlobalVR: Teaching Cultural Competencies Through Virtual Reality

Project lead: Ilin Misaras, assistant director, Global Training Initiative

Vendors/technologies: Adobe, GoPro, Kolor, Moodle, Samsung, WondaVR

Hillsborough Community College

Project: Redesigning College Algebra: Delivery, Support, Results

Project lead: Misty Vorder Bruegge, math instructor

Vendors/technologies: Apple, McGraw-Hill Education, Pearson, Promethean

Columbus State Community College

Project: “iComp: A Guide to First-Year Writing” Multi-Touch iBook

Project lead: Nick Lakostik, assistant professor

Vendors/technologies: Adobe, Apple

Category: Administration

Georgetown University

Project: Georgetown 360

Project lead: Linda Buckley, assistant vice president, administrative applications

Vendors/technologies: Affinaquest, Appirio, Conga, DocuSign, Emma, ForceAmp, MuleSoft, SalesForce, Wealth Engine

Southern Connecticut State University

Project: Educational Intelligence: How One University Uses Data to Improve Student Outcomes

Project lead: Michael Ben-Avie, Interim Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Vendors/technologies: Digital Measures, IBM, Snap Surveys, Watermark

Category: Student Systems & Services

St. John’s University

Project: BKFNDr Mobile App

Project lead: St. John’s University Libraries Web & Emerging Technologies Team

Vendors/technologies: Apple, Ionic Framework, Radius Networks

Maryville University

Project: Enterprise Application Solution for Yield

Project lead: Kathleen Lueckeman, chief innovation officer

Vendors/technologies: Huron Consulting Group,

All winners will be featured in the October/November issue of Campus Technology and on beginning this month.

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