AWARDS

 

3MT SFU – Winner for Faculty of Education – 20133 Minute thesis logo

3 Minute Thesis Competition at Simon Fraser University.  “Making Sense of Nonsense” (Watch on Youtube)

 

ED-MEDIA Outstanding Paper Award – 2013

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Zap, N. &  Montgomerie, C (2013). The Status of Web Accessibility of Canadian Universities and Colleges: A Follow-up Study 10 Years Later

ED-MEDIA Outstanding Paper Award – 2013

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Code, J &  Zap, N. (2013). Assessments for Learning, of Learning, and as Learning in 3D Immersive Virtual Environments

ED-MEDIA Outstanding Paper Award – 2011

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Code, J., Clarke-Midura, J., Zap, N. & Dede, C. (2011). Student Perceptions of Immersive Virtual Environments for the Meaningful Assessment of Learning. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.),Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 358-367). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

ED-MEDIA Outstanding Paper Award – 2002

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Zaparyniuk, N. & Montgomerie, T. (2002). The Status of Web Accessibility of Canadian Universities and Colleges. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002(1), 2139-2143

WebCT Exemplary Course Winner – 2001

WebCT Inc.

The WebCT exemplary course project is a program that evaluates and recognizes excellence in online courses with respect to five quality parameters-course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, technology use, and learner support.

DISTINCTIONS

Teacher takes the anxiety out of testing

Featured in the Edmonton Journal – Educational Innovator Series
Recognized by the Edmonton Journal as an educational innovator for methods of reducing student test anxiety.

Mr. Zap’s Anxiety Free Tests

Featured on CanWest Global – Educational Innovator Series
Recognized by CanWest Global as an educational innovator for methods of reducing student test anxiety.

K-12 Innovator Leading the Way with WebCT.

Featured article on WebCT.com, WebCT Inc.
Featured on WebCT.com for the use of WebCT for K-12 learning and its applications in the design of a hybrid classroom
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Trials and Tribulations – Do young teachers have a future in education?

The Alberta Teachers Association
Invited writer for the Alberta Teachers Association to suggest ways to combat teacher attrition.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Zaparyniuk, N. (2007). RETHINK: Education in the 21st Century. Keynote presentation at the Provincial Territorial Distance Education Association annual meeting. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Zaparyniuk, N. (2007). Engage me, Excite me, Entertain me: Understanding the 21st Century Learner. Keynote presenter at the Alberta Education Division Day. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

RESEARCH AWARDS

Presidents PhD Research Stipend 2009
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

Doctoral Fellowship
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University      2007- 2009

Graduate Intern Tuition Supplement
Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta   2002-2005

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