Excellence in Innovation


This award recognizes an individual or group who have furthered the field of learner engagement in new and creative ways. The recipient of this award serves as an exemplary model for other researchers and educators working in the area of learner engagement.

Any innovation to improve learning engagement is eligible for this award.

Review Criteria:
Relevance, creativity, originality, and importance to learner engagement

Nominations are coordinated, reviewed, and approved by the LED awards committee. The awards committee is comprised of LED Board members and other LED members. Award winners are notified ahead of AECTís annual convention. Awards are then presented at AECTís annual convention.

Nomination Procedures:
To submit a nomination, click on the nomination form linked below.   Complete the form in its entirety and provide any additional information deemed relevant to aid the awards committee in making final decisions. You may nominate yourself for an award or you may nominate an individual or group. You are permitted to nominate the same individual or group for multiple awards.

Nomination Form: Click here to Submit a Nomination/Application

Nature of Award: Plaque

Presentation: LED Awards Ceremony at the AECT annual convention.

Funding And Support: AECT

Nominations due by: Aug. 15, 2023 

Award Management on behalf of AECT: Learner Engagement Division

Contact : Scott Gibbons, Communications Officer, Learner Engagement Division, Gibbonsp@mail.uc.edu



 • Sinem Aslan, Nese Alyuz, Lama Nachman, Asli Arslan Esme
 • Jan L. Plass
 • Bruce D. Homer

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