Online Learning Journal Outstanding Research Achievement Award in Online Education

Nominations are currently closed.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary achievements and research in the field of online education. The recipient of this award should be known for scholarly research and writing, leadership activities, service, and/or contributions to advancing the field of online education. This award consists of a commemorative plaque and a check for $2000.

Award Criteria

Scholarly Research and Writing: The nominee has published work that has increased knowledge, and/or contributed to improving practice for the scholarly and/or practitioner communities within the field of online education.

Leadership Activities: The nominee has led or participated in activities that demonstrate leadership in the field at the institutional, local, regional, national, and/or international level.

Service: The nominee has performed a significant number and variety of activities that demonstrate service to the field and its constituent community.

Contributions to Advancing the Field: The nominee has made additional contributions and research that have substantively contributed to the overall advancement of online education.

Supporting Letters: The supporting letters address the nominee’s achievements in the field of online education.

Required Award Documentation

  • The nominee’s vita.
  • A detailed description of the nominee’s individual achievements related to online education and how the nominee fulfills the award criteria.
  • Two completed external evaluation forms, including forms from at least one faculty member and one senior administrator.


For additional information, please contact:

Devon Cancilla
Chief Knowledge Officer
Online Learning Consortium
Email: devon.cancilla@onlinelearning-c.org