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CSUN Proud Recipient of WCET's WOW 2016 Award

September 15, 2016

CSUN AppJam 2016 participants.

WCET is pleased to announce California, State University Northridge as one of the recipients of the 2016 WCET Outstanding Work award. 

"Since 2004, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has been presenting the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award to colleges, universities and organizations who are implementing exceptionally creative, technology-based solutions to contemporary challenges in higher education. The WOW award helps WCET meet its mission of promoting innovative and effective practice by providing exemplary programs as models for the higher education community to adapt for their own students and faculty.

The WOW Awards committee was impressed by the important challenges in higher education addressed by the 26 projects that we reviewed,” said Kara Monroe, Vice President for Academic Innovation and Support at Ivy Tech Community College, and chair of the WOW Awards committee.”

California State University, Northridge: Creating In-House Faculty-Authored Instructional Apps to Enhance Learning: An Entrepreneurial and Sustainable App Development Strategy

"In 2015, CSUN began working on iOS app development to support faculty teaching for the university’s tablet initiative. Well-designed mobile apps can capture students’ attention. However, curriculum apps for faculty tend to be less engaging, and faculty have typically been unable to develop apps themselves because they are subject matter experts, not programmers. To address this need, CSUN found a way to create apps for faculty at low cost.

The WOW awardees will be recognized by WCET’s national community of higher education innovators during the WCET 28th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, October 12-14, 2016."

To read the entire media release, visit WOW Media Release 2016