Dirk Morrison is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Design in the Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education.
The provost’s College Awards for Outstanding Teaching annually recognizes an exceptional teacher in each College at the University of Saskatchewan.
With a focus on instructional design practice, distance and e-learning, and the effects of ICT on culture and society, Morrison has a clear vision of what he is striving to achieve, “My goal in designing and teaching within the online learning environments is to create spaces and opportunities in which students can exercise critical engagement with new ideas, evaluate others' perceptions and perspectives, and experience deeper, richer, and informed understandings of the world they encounter, personally and professionally.”
Morrison was humbled by the news of the award, “I was very pleased to be chosen from amongst many of my colleagues, all of whom continue to demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning. I deeply appreciated the confidence of students who supported my nomination.”
The Provost’s Awards recognizes an individual who demonstrates evidence of both outstanding teaching and educational leadership, and is to be used to support a project or scholarship in teaching and learning. Issued by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, Morrison will be recognized at the Celebration of Teaching event to be held later this year.