Division of Distance Learning Awards

DDL Crystal Award

To recognize innovative and outstanding multimedia-based distance learning courses (online, CD-ROM/DVD or video-based) and distance learning projects (single modules, lessons, workshops, something less than an entire course).


August 15th 2011 midnight MDT


Submissions will be evaluated by a team of reviewers using the following criteria.

–Used in the last 3 years
–Innovative and creative use of the medium
–Quality  and depth of the Project Description Summary
–Clear purpose
–Quality of production
–Evidence of successful utilization and implementation
–Evidence of achievement of goals and objectives
–Grounded in scholarly, professional literature


Email a project description summary (no more than a 1000 words in .doc or .pdf format) describing the project (while addressing the evaluation criteria above when possible) with a URL and guest access to your multimedia based submission. In the email, include a statement describing why your project should be considered for a Crystal Award.  Send materials/inquires to Patrick Lowenthal Patrick.lowenthal@ucdenver.edu


The award will be given during a special recognition and showcase session at the Annual AECT Convention.  A letter of recognition from DDL will be sent to the winner’s supervisor by a member of the DDL Board of Directors.


AECT has a number of other awards as well.

A complete list is available online.

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