ATLAS Open and Call for Peer Reviewers

ATLAS Open till March 1st & Call for Peer Reviewers

I am reaching out to invite you to be a member of the 2018 "Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards" peer review committee. Your expertise in your discipline, educational technology and online/hybrid learning will be a great asset to the evaluation of applications and winner selection. This year we particularly look for peer reviewers who speak French and/or Spanish because we’ve made a special call for application to the French and Spanish communities. 

By serving on the award committee, you will have the opportunity to meet with other faculty, enjoy an in-depth look at how others innovate in teaching and learning, and gain service recognition in support of your career development and at the Apereo annual conference. Just like many current peer reviewers on the team, you may become an ambassador of Apereo and innovative teaching and learning in your local institution.   

We expect to receive applications by March 5 and then spend 1-2 weeks to review them and select winners. We estimate a total of 5 hours commitment. All work is conducted online via web conferencing, email and Google docs. Your attendance at a mutually convenient time is required for the final winner selection meeting during the week of March 26. 

For information on the awards, refer to the ATLAS page at ( Additional information on the award (mission statement, a definition of innovation, criteria, rubrics, and previous winners) is also available on the site.

Please let me know if you are willing to serve on the 2018 award peer review committee. Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Luisa Li ( @ We look forward to your reply!


Submission Instructions:

The ATLAS committee welcomes submissions from the Apereo open source education community. We invite applications that demonstrate innovative teaching and learning using Sakai, OAE, Karuta, Xerte and/or Opencast.

Based on merit, we hope to select up to six winners. Winners will be announced by the end of March 2018 and recognized at the Open Apereo Conference June 3-7, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Registration and travel expenses will be covered for award winners.

For further inquiries, please email ATLAS Chair Luisa Li ( at
For more information on ATLAS and previous winners, visit:

There are two steps you need to consider to apply for this award:

Step 1: Download the application and rubric.           

You will begin the process of applying for the award by completing a brief questionnaire that helps identify the best innovation rubric and application form for your entry.

Click here to start the brief filter questionnaire.

Step 2: Complete and submit the application form by March 1, 2018.  

You will need to fill out the application form that you have downloaded in Step 1, and save the file as a PDF with your name and the submission date in the file name, for example “ATLAS_cbrown_Feb05_2018.pdf”.  Use the link below to submit your application to the ATLAS awards committee.

Click here to submit your application.


*Notification on Supplementary Videos/Animations for Your Application:

New this year, we accept supplementary videos or animations to further demonstrate merits of your course/project or portfolio. Supplementary video/animations are NOT a requirement. Below are the guidelines for your videos:

  • Videos or animations should be produced to demonstrate innovative teaching and learning of an application and show a direct association with a criterion in the application. They should  not be a snippet of actual learning materials used in an instructional unit of your application.
  • Videos or animations supplement the screenshots you shall provide as the evidence to corroborate your rating for each criterion in the application. They do not replace the screenshots.  
  • Videos or animations should be a MAXIMUM of 5 minutes. For example, you may provide one 5-min-long video or five 1-min-long videos.  
  • We encourage you provide English captions in these videos or animations to meet accessibility standards and help peer reviewers understand your video content in case you use French or Spanish language in the video.
  • Any videos or animations provided should be independently created or you MUST provide information about support of the creation of the resource in the application.
  • Please upload videos to YouTube, Vimeo, or other video sharing platform and make them public. Then share the links to these videos in corresponding evidence section of each criterion in the application.



ATLAS Committee