Our Japanese 100/101 project was selected for an Award of Excellence in the Instructional Design category of the CNIE-RCIE Awards 2012. The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada. In particular, the instructional Design category is the most competitive category among the others. This project is a collaboration between Asian Studies and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. The award will be presented at the CNIE-RCIE Conference, May 14-16 in Canmore, Alberta.