Prof. Aly El Gamal receives 2021 Online Excellence Award
The Office of the Provost has announced the recipients of the 2021 Online Excellence Awards. The awards are intended to recognize professional accomplishment and to promote creative and effective approaches to learning delivered via online education media.
Aly El Gamal, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the Online Excellence in Innovative Course Design and Use of Technology award, for the course ECE 59500 Introduction to Deep Learning. El Gamal developed the course with Tuhin Dey, senior instructional designer, Teaching and Learning Technologies.
The award recognizes faculty and/or staff members who demonstrate excellence in the development or teaching of an activity (course, workshop, or seminar). The honor is intended to recognize accomplishment in innovation and use of technology in media.
To qualify for this award for excellence in innovation a faculty or staff member must have developed or taught an innovative component of a credit or noncredit activity (or collection of activities) that clearly demonstrates each of the following:
- A well-designed approach to instruction involving innovation and/or a creative use of technology
- Effective application of the innovation which enhanced student learning
- Positive impact on the clientele served, as reflected by program evaluations (formative and summative) or other appropriate measures of impact
The Online Excellence Awards are accompanied by a certificate and a $2,500 cash payment.