Worldwide Recognized by Online Education Leader for Excellence
The Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program, which honors members of the community who design and develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning.
Part of the annual Blackboard Catalyst Awards program since 2000, the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award highlights technologically rich, engaging, well designed, and pedagogically sound courses that showcase best practices for the user community.
Submissions were judged on the following components: course design, interaction, collaboration, assessment and learner support. Business Communication (ENGL 222), The Legal Environment of Aviation (DAV 714), Aviation Safety Management Systems (DAV 712) and The Economic Environment of Aviation (DAV 713) were named 2012 Exemplary Course Winners.
“This recognition proves our process and course development to be as effective as we had intended. Students can be assured their quality of education is being upheld, regardless of the platform in which they pursue their degree here at Embry-Riddle Worldwide,” says Kevin Norris, executive director of instructional design and development.
“We applaud the Blackboard Catalyst Award winners and their accomplishments,” said Ray Henderson, chief technology officer and president of academic platforms for Blackboard. “Their work represents some of the most innovative thinking in education today, and offers great models for how technology can help shape an improved education experience. We congratulate the award winners for their leadership, creativity and passion that is clearly evident in their work.”
Jan Neal and Anna Reese, production coordinators at Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus Instructional Design and Development Department, will be honored alongside 37 other Exemplary Course Program winners during BbWorld®, Blackboard’s annual user conference to be held in July in New Orleans, La.