Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Recognizing technology that enhances teaching and student experience

Announced in December 2015, the Educational Technology Award recipients will be formally presented with their award at the Teaching Awards Reception at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on January 27, 2016

Natalie Simper and Jake Kaupp with their award certificate

Photo of Natalie Simper with Principal Wolfe and Jake Kaupp with Principal Wolfe and Keith McWhirter during the awards ceremony at Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Photo credit: Bernard Clark Photography.


In August 2015, ITS announced its sponsorship of the Educational Technology Award, one of six of the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards. These annual awards are intended to celebrate teaching excellence and increase transdisciplinary exposure to innovators in teaching and diverse ways in which the student learning experience is enhanced by educators and educational supports at Queen’s.

The Educational Technology Award is a great opportunity to showcase some of the innovative things being done here at Queen’s. We truly are at the forefront of education and the awards are just another incentive to further that goal. It benefits our whole Queen’s community from the teaching experience to the student learning environment – we are truly doing fantastic work in the field of educational technology,” says Bo Wandschneider, CIO and Associate Vice-Principal (ITS).


— The Recipients for 2015 —


Natalie Simper and Jake Kaupp with their award certificate

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Hosek.
Photo credit: Greg Black.

Dr. Jennifer Hosek of the Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures is receiving the faculty aware for the design and implementation of the web-based languages learning tool, Linguae Live. The Web-based platform connects students with their peers around the world so they can collaborate interculturally and learn each other's languages through activities and conversation.

Students alternately take on teacher and student roles thereby developing many valuable skills in the process.  The award will help fund additional development and assist with the promotion of the tool at an upcoming UNI Collaboration Conference.

Linguae Live webpage








Photo of Jake Kaupp and Natalie Simper during awards reception.
Photo credit: Bernard Clark Photography.

Ms. Natalie Simper and Mr. Jake Kaupp of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science are staff co-recipients for their work on the web application, BASICS (Building Assessment Scaffolds for Intellectual Cognitive Skills).

This innovative tool assists faculty with developing and using analytics rubrics to design assignment tasks, assess student skills and project learning outcomes in a more effective and efficient way than the current manual process. This award will help raise faculty and instructor awareness of BASICS, the Learning Outcomes Project and the importance of developing and assessing cognitive skills.






BASICS web app

BASICS Quick guide (Download PDF, 68 KB)


To view more photos from January's reception at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre follow the Centre for Teaching and Learning's flickr account.

For more information on the Principal’s Teaching and Learning Awards and to learn about the recipients of the other available awards, please visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning website.