Prize Winners Announced in the 2008 TruTech Challenge

Stephen Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing; Carol Cox, associate professor of health; and Marc Becker, associate professor of history; were the grand prize winners of the 2008 TruTech Challenge, a juried competition of faculty, staff and student projects showcasing effective educational uses of technology. The grand prizes were an iPod Nano (donated by Sungard/ITS), a LCD TV (donated by CDW), and a wireless webcam (donated by Cisco).

For their high-quality efforts, all eight participants in the TruTech Challenge were awarded prizes, including nearly $100 in gift cards from the Truman Bookstore, gift certificates from Sodexho, and notebooks and a mouse pad label maker from Patty’s Bookstore. Walgreens also donated door prizes for the event.

For his project, Hadwiger developed interactive Blackboard modules for his students to complete in preparation for each class period. Cox’s project involved the production of educational activities in the virtual environment of “Second Life” for her classes. Becker’s project described the production of print-on-demand books that he undertook with the students in his JINS 338 course.

All this year’s TruTech Challenge projects are publicly viewable at; click on the “Login as Guest” button to see the projects.

The TruTech Challenge prizes were awarded at Truman’s Sixth Annual Technology Fair on the afternoon of University Conference, Feb. 20. Both the Fair and the TruTech Challenge were sponsored by the Teaching/Learning Technology Roundtable (TLTR).
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