2018 Innovative Educator Awards

At Top Hat, we want to celebrate members of our community making a difference in higher ed teaching and learning through outstanding work with technology. Our Innovative Educator Awards were created to do just that—and we want your nominations. Applications for the 2018 Top Hat Innovative Educator Awards are officially open. There are three to give out: Top Educator, Top Author and Top Newbie. Read on for more information about each award and find out how to nominate yourself or a colleague.

L-R: 2017 Award winners Matthew Numer, Beth Hammett and Burcu Tuncer Karabina. Photograph: Black Rhino Creative

2017 Top Hat Innovative Educator Award Trophies. Photograph: Black Rhino Creative

L-R: Co-founder Mohsen Shahini, Award winner Beth Hammett and Co-founder Mike Silagadze. Photograph: Black Rhino Creative

Top Educator

Awarded to the instructor using Top Hat as part of a pedagogical strategy that is particularly original, innovative or outcome-driven. Open to instructors using Top Hat in the classroom or for students’ at-home learning.

Top Author

Awarded to the member of the Top Hat community who has used Top Hat’s authoring tool to create a particularly original, innovative or outcome-driven educational resource.

Top Newbie

Awarded to an instructor using Top Hat for a year or less who has quickly demonstrated mastery in teaching with technology or successfully re-designed their course with Top Hat.

The deadline to nominate yourself or a colleague for an award is October 8, 2018.

Winners will be announced at Engage 2018, Top Hat’s two-day event (October 26-27, 2018) for educators in Chicago, IL. In addition to great prizes, winners will also receive recognition through Top Hat's website and customer newsletter.

Complete the application today!