TACTL Awards

When merited, the Best Paper Award is presented to the individual(s) who have submitted the most exceptional research paper accepted for presentation at the following Annual AERA Meeting.  The top ten rated paper proposals are considered for this award based on the criteria used to evaluate all proposals.  These include z-score rankings from the general proposal review, the quality of the research problem, its relationship to SIG TACTL’s goals, the theoretical and literature framework, and the execution of appropriate research methods. 

Authors of the top ten paper proposals are invited to submit their full papers in early February for consideration for SIG TACTL Best Paper Award. All papers are sent for blind review by at least two scholars who will consider the potential for the research to move the field (described in the SIG TACTL mission) forward, standard research paper criteria (rationale, literature, theoretical framework, appropriate methods, data sources, and analysis techniques), and adherence to academic writing conventions).  The winner(s) will receive a plaque at the annual TACTL SIG Business meeting.

Previous winners by year:


Paper 1: The Impact of Field Experiences on Prospective Preservice Teachers
Michael J. Nelson
Nathan A. Hawk

Paper 2: Reflecting on Instructional Practices Multimodally during Video-Based Reflective Tasks

Ai-Chu Elisha Ding
Krista Glazewski
Faridah Pawan

2018 Online And Face-To-Face Teacher Preparation Programs Comparison

Tina Lane Heafne

2017Infusing Computational Thinking in Teacher Preparation: Examining Pre-Service Teacher Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice
Chrystalla Mouza,
Lori Pollocak,
Yi-Cheng Pan
Sule Yilmaz Ozden

2016: The Impact of Virtual Coaching and On-Demand Corrective Feedback on Teacher Candidates' Clinical Experiences
Donna Wake
Debbie Dailey
Alicia Cotabish
Tammy Benson

2014:Preparing Teachers to Integrate Technology into K-12 Instruction: Comparing a Stand-alone Technology Course with a Technology-infused Approach

Ray R. Buss
Keith Wetzel
Teresa S. Foulgar
LeeAnn Lindsey

2013: Examining Domains of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Factor Analysis
Valerie Shinas
Sule Yilmaz-Ozden
Chrystalla Mouza
Rachel Karchmer-Klein
Joseph J. Glutting

2012: Examining the effects of cognitive style on learners' performance and interactivity with a computer-modeling tool to solve a problem
Charoula M. Angeli
Nicolaos C. Valanides

2011: Teaching Preservice Elementary Teachers to Teach Science with Computer Models
Charoula M. Angeli
Nicolaos C. Valanides

2010: Cosmopolitan Imaginings of Self and Other: Girls in India Go Online
Glynda Hull
Amy Stornaiuolo
Urvashi Sahni

2009: Web 2.0 as an Agent of Transformative Educational Change: A New Conceptual Model
Kama A. Bruce
James M. Guion
Lucas Horton