?The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has presented its annual WOW Awards to four institutions that are implementing exceptionally creative, technology-based solutions to challenges in higher education.
The winning institutions are:
- Boise State University, for its virtual reality nursing simulation that allows students to practice sterile procedures in a digital gaming environment;
- The NROC Project’s EdReady online college math readiness system helps students hone their math skills without having to take remediation courses;
- The University of Central Florida’s Direct Connect to UCF Pathway is an academic support tool designed to help transfer students planning to attend UCF; and
- The University of Maryland University College’s open educational resources (OER) initiative has enhanced the use of OER materials in more than 700 undergraduate courses at the university.”