STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced the winners of the 2013 Cengage Learning Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award. The awards are meant to recognize and reward innovation and notable ideas for teaching economics.
Instructors submitted their best ideas for teaching and peers voted on their favorites. A panel of Economist Educators reviewed the submissions and rated those receiving the most votes. This year, winning entries focused on engaging students through game/role playing and tweeting. See these winning submissions online at http://blog.cengage.com/?top_blog=announcing-the-winners-of-cengage-learnings-2013-economist-educators-best-in-class-award. This year, three winners were selected:
First Place – Kelvin Wong, University of Minnesota
Entry: Aplia In Class Award Demo
Prize: $2,000 cash, $1,500 cash for the winner's department of economics and a trip to our 9th Annual Economics Teaching Conference
Second Place – Alice Louise Kassens, Roanoke College
Entry: Using Twitter to Sharpen Critical Thinking and Writing Skills
Prize: $1,000 cash, $500 cash for the second-place winner's department of economics and a trip to our 9th Annual Economics Teaching Conference
Third Place – Jadrian Wooten, Washington State University
Entry: Ping Pong Ball Factory Manager
Prize: $500 cash and a copy of the new International Handbook of Learning and Teaching Economics
"We are proud to present this year's Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Awards and are fortunate to be able to work amongst such inspiring and dedicated educators," said Sandi Kirshner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage Learning. "This year's winners share creative and innovative ideas that engage students in the Economics classroom and their unique teaching styles remind us to keep the student at the forefront of teaching."
For more information on the 9th Annual Economics Teaching Conference, scheduled for October 24 - 25, 2013, in Austin, TX, visit: http://solutions.cengage.com/Economics/Economics-Teaching-Conference/ This conference is an academic partnership between Cengage Learning and the Gulf Coast Economics Association. This two-day conference combines sessions by some of the most creative economics instructors in the country with keynote talks by top economists and today's thought leaders.
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