Thank you to everyone who participated in the Make It Count contest!

We are pleased to announce the ten-semifinalists of the Make It Count instructor video contest. This contest asked college instructors to submit a video sharing their favorite digital assignment and how it engages students in learning. Now, you have the chance to vote for the winners!

We have been blown away by the tremendous number of submissions full of fantastic ideas for using digital resources to make it count in the classroom. We’ve heard from instructors across the country and across the curriculum, from Computer Science to Sociology. While difficult to narrow down the submissions to just ten semi-finalists, we are pleased to share their great ideas with you.

Help determine the winners of the Make It Count contest.  Visit the Make it Count contest page to view each of the top 10 submissions, which have been selected based on their originality, creativity, memorability, and overall appeal and impact.  Get inspired by their unique, student-engaging ideas and then cast your vote for the winner.


Make It Count Contest Semi-Finalists

Mo Cuevas, Our Lady of the Lake University

Michelle Davidson, The University of Toledo

Aiyda Evans, Morgan State University

Eric Harvey, Ball State University

Layla Kurt, University of Dayton

Chris McCullick, William Jewell College

Jaye Nias, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Melody Niesen, University of Central Missouri

Cindy Platt Kenkel, Northwest Missouri State University

Martha Smith, Tuskegee University


Three winners will receive:

First Place – Paid travel and registration to EDUCAUSE, or a national conference of the winner’s choice

Second Place – $1000 donation to a scholarship of the winner’s choice at their institution

Third Place – $500 donation to a scholarship of the winner’s choice at their institution

Hear their inspiring stories of using digital to connect with students, and vote for your favorite today!  Voting will remain open until 11:50 PM ET on Sunday, May 8th.  On Monday, May 9th the winners will be announced here and on the Make it Count contest page.

Vote for Cengage Learning!

Best of luck to our semi-finalists!