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Two faculty members receive 2013-2014 Distance Learning Awards

October 15, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kelli Gemmer
(850) 645-4637; kgemmer@fsu.edu

October 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two College of Education faculty members have been selected as 2013-2014 Distance Learning Award winners.

College of Education faculty and staff.

Joshua Newman

Dr. Joshua Newman, associate professor of Sport Management, has been selected as a recipient of a 2013-2014 Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Course Design.

“The Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Course Design recognizes new or newly redesigned online courses that exhibit quality design as measured by the Quality Matters™ rubric, which includes review of instructional materials, learning objectives, assessment strategies, learner interaction and engagement, course technologies, learner support, and accessibility,” said Susann Rudasill, director at the Office of Distance Learning.

A committee of FSU faculty members reviewed Dr. Newman’s teaching evaluations, support materials and online course site for SPM 4012 – Sport in Society and SPM – Sport & Film, and selected him for the award based on his exemplary work in the online classroom.

College of Education faculty and staff headshots. Vanessa Dennen

Vanessa Dennen

Dr. Vanessa Dennen, associate professor of Instructional Systems, has received two Distance Learning Awards: Excellence in Online Teaching and Innovative and Effective Use of Technology.

The Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Teaching acknowledges recent online courses that display online teaching strategies that engage students as learning partners. After reviewing Dennen’s teaching evaluations, support materials, and online course site for EME 6635 – MOOCs and Open Learning, a committee of FSU faculty members chose Dennen as a recipient of the 2013-2014 award.

“The Distance Learning Award for Innovative and Effective Use of Technology recognizes recently implemented technology with a positive impact on student learning and motivation and which facilitates instructional delivery, is easily disseminated, and provides a reasonable return on investment,” said Rudasill. Dennen’s work in the course, EME 6635 – MOOCs and Open Learning, led the committee of FSU faculty to select her as an award recipient.

Newman’s and Dennen’s awards will be presented at the 2014 Distance Learning Awards on Friday, November 14, 2014.

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