AT&T, the nationwide telecommunication giant, continues its generous support of Michigan State University faculty and staff with the 2020 AT&T Awards.Established as grants in 2005, AT&T Awards recognize faculty and staff who have utilized technology in exciting new ways to improve their classrooms. With courses ranging from computer science to business, all fields of study at MSU are eligible. Each year, educators are asked to present how they use technology to enhance the learning experiences they deliver to their students. The AT&T Awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize innovation in instructional technology, as well as the educators and staff responsible for utilizing them.
This year, the AT&T Awards will recognize winners in three different categories: Online, Hybrid and Best Technology-Enabled Innovation. The Online category is open to instructors who use technology to enhance effective teaching practices in an online course. The Hybrid category is for instructors who replace 50% seat time with online experiences in hybrid classes. The third and final category, Best Technology-Enabled Innovation, is for those who enhance in-person courses with technology or "flip" their courses. Flipped courses are those in which much of the lecture and content work is done by the students outside of the classroom, leaving more time for active instruction.
All submissions will be collected by Feb. 24 and winners will be announced in March.
In April, MSU IT will host an awards luncheon featuring special guest speakers to recognize the first-place winners and honorable mentions from each of the categories. Previous winners have utilized a variety of concepts, including digital syllabi, hands-on learning for newcomers, hardware and programming and using video conference calls that help improve classroom engagement.
MSU IT is proud to partner with AT&T to help support MSU faculty and teaching staff. We thank all of our educators for their continued dedication to academic excellence. Their commitment and innovative spirit help build a generation of global, future-ready Spartans.
For more information, be sure to check out https://att-awards.msu.edu/