- President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology (2020)
Throughout the years, Keith Anliker's tremendous curiosity, creativity, and consistency in his use of technology have continued to improve student learning. Since joining the IUPUI faculty in 1991, Anliker's interests have expanded beyond chemical education. His area of expertise includes developing and implementing methods for improving performance in introductory chemistry and evaluating emerging educational technologies. In this capacity, Anliker develops and designs test experiments for laboratory curriculum while working to improve strategies for training and coordinating teaching assistants in the department.
Anliker has been innovative in utilizing social media platforms in higher education contexts, and intentionally considers which technologies would provide the most valuable opportunities for his students in each class. On social media, he has used crowdsourcing to gather advice for new college teachers and learn more about cutting-edge technologies. Anliker's curriculum development and innovative pedagogy related to teaching and learning technology display a clear trajectory in his use of technology throughout his years of teaching - from Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) to utilizing some of the finest IU Mosaic classrooms.
Anliker's enthusiasm for integrating new technologies in the classroom has been instrumental in systematic change at IUPUI. He was one of the first to try scanning for attendance in his large lecture class which influenced UITS adoption practices. Known for his thorough examination of learning technology, such as the use of response device technology (clickers), colleagues across IU's campuses are often referred to Anliker when they are looking for ways to engage with students. He has presented on various teaching and learning technologies on multiple IU campuses and on the national level.