Press Release

Campus Technology 2011 Innovators Award Winners Announced

Chatsworth, Calif., May 20, 2011Campus Technology, a leading monthly publication produced by 1105 Media Education Group that delivers relevant news, updates and real-world experiences on the use of technology to advance the way colleges and universities operate and educate, officially announces the winners of their 7th annual Innovators Awards. This year, 10 winners were selected in six categories, out of 393 nominations submitted from higher education institutions around the globe:

Category: IT Infrastructure & Systems
Purdue University
Project: HUBzero Platform for Scientific Collaboration
Project lead: Michael McLennan
Vendors/technologies used:
  • Developed in-house

Penn State University
Project: ELIMedia Server
Project lead: Bryan Ollendyke
Vendors/technologies used:
  • 3Play Media
  • Adobe
  • Drupal
  • LongTail Video

Category: Teaching & Learning
Purdue University
Project: Signals
Project lead: John Campbell
Vendors/technologies used:
  • Blackboard
  • QSR International
  • SPSS
  • SunGard Higher Education

New York University Stern School of Business
Project: iPad App to Improve Access and Use of Digital Course Materials
Project leads: Anand Padmanabhan and Maya Georgieva
Vendors/technologies used:
  • XanEdu Publishing

Santa Barbara City College
Project: The Human Presence Learning Environment
Project lead: Douglas Hersh
Vendors/technologies used:
  • EduStream
  • Elluminate (Blackboard)
  • Moodle
  • Remote-Learner
  • Skype
  • Twitter
  • Wimba (Blackboard)
  • YouTube

Category: Administrative Systems
Brigham Young University
Project: Learning Outcomes Website
Project lead: Jeffrey Keith
Vendors/technologies used:
  • Developed in-house

Category: Student Systems & Services
University of Toledo
Project: ACCESS Adaptive Technology Virtualization
Project lead: Angela Paprocki
Vendors/technologies used:
  • Atomic Learning
  • Bluehost
  • Cambium Learning
  • Freedom Scientific
  • GW Micro
  • Nuance Communications
  • Texthelp Systems
  • VMware

University of Montana
Project: Academic Planner
Project leads: Loey Knapp, Sharon O'Hare, and Jon Adams
Vendors/technologies used:
  • SunGard Higher Education

Category: Leadership, Governance, and Policy
Pepperdine University
Project: Integrated Information Resources Advocacy, Management, and Institutional Effectiveness
Project lead: Timothy Chester
Vendors/technologies used:
  • Oracle
  • Xythos (Blackboard)

Category: Education Futurists
Duke University School of Nursing
Project: Immersive Virtual Poster Sessions
Project lead: Mary Barzee
Vendors/technologies used:
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft
  • Twitter
  • VenueGen

Each year, the Campus Technology Innovators Awards recognizes higher education institutions and their vendor partners that have pursued, and successfully launched, initiatives that reach beyond today's IT applications to create tomorrow's educational technology practices—serving as models to other institutions seeking best-of-breed information to help them meet their own campus challenges. "We commend the efforts of these colleges and universities, their project teams and partners. Their vision and collaboration should inspire other institutions to reach new heights with their own technology endeavors," says Wendy LaDuke, President and Group Publisher of 1105 Media's Education Group. This year's winning projects will be featured in the August issue of Campus Technology magazine, and will receive in-depth coverage on, as well as be spotlighted at the Campus Technology 2011 conference, held July 25 – 28 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass. For more information on the 2011 Innovators, visit the Campus Technology Innovators web page For information on Innovators at Campus Technology 2011, visit the Campus Technology 2011 conference site.

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