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AIS COVID-19 Learning Action Awards Announced

Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

In late June 2020, AIS announced the creation of the AIS COVID-19 Learning action awards, which helped to recognize exceptional postings to the AIS Covid-19 Forum on one or more of the following issues:  

  • New classes developed specifically around the role of IS in the pandemic recovery.
  • Changes to your syllabus for subject X to include Covid-19 relevant material.
  • Changes to your syllabus for subject X to teach in an online or hybrid mode.
  • How you plan to teach topic Y, a part of subject X, in online mode.
  • What you have learned from teaching online during recent months, and what behaviors you have adopted (or abandoned).
  • New approaches to assessment when students cannot be readily supervised.
  • How you will handle and assess group discussions, cases, or debates, etc.
  • Descriptions of Covid-19 related assignments
  • Mini Cases addressing Covid-19 issues

The Learning Action Awards selection committee has chosen the following winners:

Region 1

  1. Joseph Taylor, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento CA
    Exam sample for Business Intelligence
  2. Timothy Olsen, Gonzaga University, Spokane WA
    Tapping into professionals and recent alumni who are working from home


Region 2

  1. Sebastian A. Günther, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
    The impact of social normative feedback on students' online learning behavior: A replication study during the Covid-19 pandemic
  2. Mo Moeini, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
    Description of a Covid-19 related assignment


Region 3
Joint first winners

  • LG Pee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  and Shan L Pan, UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia
    Sharing an App Resource for Instructors leveraging COVID-19 Teachable Moments
  • Jang Bahadur Singh, IIM Tiruchirappalli, India and  KS Manikandan, IM Tiruchirappalli, India
    Mini Case - Cure.fit: A Health Check


The AIS COVID-19 Learning Action Awards include a $200 or $100 (USD) award for each of the three AIS regions, for a total of six awards. Further, the donations enabling these awards are matched by AIS, so each award recipient can specify a Covid-19 related charity in their region to receive an amount equal to their award. Finally, each award recipient will receive a formal certificate to recognize their contribution. 

Special thanks to the awards judges including:
Blake Ives, University of Houston, USA
Munir Mandviwalla, Temple University, USA
Isabel Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal
Priya Seetharaman, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Rick Watson, University of Georgia, USA (Chair)



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