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Award for Outstanding Service 
to Digital Equity: 

Increasing Digital Equity through 
Technology in Teacher Education

Announcement & Request for Nominations

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2004

Awarded by
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)


Nominations are sought for the second annual SITE Award for Outstanding Service to Digital Equity associated with technology and teacher education.

The Award

The Outstanding Service in Digital Equity Award (OSDE) was established to recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship and service in the area of digital equity and increase awareness of the variety and range of successful approaches taken through teacher education for increasing equity over the many digital divides that affect our societies today—economic,  cultural, physical and mental. SITE presents this award in anticipation that such recognition in the area of digital equity and teacher education will stimulate scholarship and service to:

  • expand the knowledge base relative to teacher education;

  • promote equity in technology and teacher education; and

  • disseminate information nationally and internationally. 

The presentation of this award is also intended to emphasize SITE’s concern for equity in technology and teacher education. 


The first Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award was presented in 2002 to J. Enrique Hinostroza, Director, Instituto de Informática Educativa, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, for his work through Enlaces, the information and communication technologies  (ICT) initiative of the Chilean Educational Reform. To learn more about the award presentation, visit


The second Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award was presented in 2003 to Paul Gorski, USA, for his work through scholarship and publication, including the Multicultural Pavillion with resources and dialog for multicultural education, see


Eligibility Criteria

The Outstanding Service to Digital Equity Award committee is looking for those who have demonstrated scholarship and service toward increasing digital equity through teacher education.  Scholarship and service should include but are not limited to teaching, research, leadership, performance, journals, and learning engagements; and may be an individual endeavor, project-oriented, programmatic, or systemic.

Review and critique will be heavily based on the following:

  • Service to and impact on teacher education
  • Service to digital equity
  • Scholarship
  • (Potential) systemic impact
  • Innovation catalyst
  • Overall initiative
  • Presentation of the proposal

Submission Information

Please provide the following:

  • Nominee information, with full details of name, affiliation(s), and email address. Self nominations are accepted.

  • Nominator, with full details of name, affiliation(s) and email address.

  • A descriptive citation of between 250 and 750 words suitable for a press release describing the nominee’s outstanding service to equity and social justice through technology in teacher education.

  • Contact details for two referees including email addresses. Mass solicitation of support—e.g. through bulk emailing—is not acceptable.

  • 1 – 4 web addresses of evidence  where possible

An English translation is required where appropriate.   

Email nominations by February 23, 2004 to: 

with the subject heading: 
SITE OSDE Nomination for <insert nominee name>

Nominations (fully completed) may also be handed to the
SITE Conference Registration Desk, closing 12 noon,
Tuesday, March 2, 2004.