2016 Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning
Introduction to Award
Digital Education and the Office of the Provost are pleased to support the annual Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning.
Two cash awards of $1,000 are available - one each for credit-granting and noncredit-granting learning activities conducted through Purdue University (applicable taxes will be deducted). Certificates of recognition, suitable for framing, will also be presented to the recipients. The awards will be presented at the Provost’s Faculty Awards Convocation in April.
Purpose of the Awards
To recognize faculty or staff members who demonstrate excellence in the development or teaching of a distance learning activity (course, workshop, or seminar). These awards are intended to recognize professional accomplishment and to publicize and promote creative and effective approaches to learning that are delivered via distance learning media.
The award is open to faculty and staff members (individuals or a team) at all campuses within the Purdue University system. In the event two or more individuals are nominated for an award as a team, the award will be divided equally among the recipients. At least one of the nominees for each award must be a current faculty or staff member at Purdue. The related distance learning accomplishment or activity must have been offered or conducted within the previous two years.
A distance learning activity comprises an organized set of instructional objectives, content, and processes designed to be presented to learners who are separated (in space or time) from the instructor or from traditional on-campus classrooms. Examples of learning activities include, but are not limited to, credit courses, short courses, workshops, and seminars.
To quality for an award for excellence in distance learning, a faculty or staff member must have developed or taught a credit or noncredit distance learning activity (or collection of activities) that clearly demonstrates each of the following:
- A well-designed approach to instruction, including elements such as needs assessment, learner analyses, instructional strategies, evidence of timely content, and appropriate use of technology
- Effective application of distance learning methods and best practices which enable student learning
- Positive impact on the clientele served, as reflected by program evaluations (formative and summative) or other documentation of appropriate measures
Applications must be received no later than Monday, February 29, 2016.
Credit: Laura Downey, Management, Management 323: Introduction to Market Analysis (undergraduate)
Credit: Christabel Rogalin, Sociology, Sociology 320: The Sociology of Marriage
Credit: Michael Boehlje and Michael Gunderson, Agricultural Economics Interconnecting the Concepts of AGEC 684: Applied Quantitative Methods for Decision Making and AGEC 681: Economics for Food and Agribusiness Managers
Credit: Erin Bowen, Technology Leadership & Innovation Measurement and Evaluation for Industry and Technology
Credit: Deborah Fleetham, Liberal Arts History 104, Introduction to the Modern World
Credit: Ellen Gundlach, Statistics STAT 301: Elementary Statistical Methods
Credit: Robert Yale, Communication COM 11400: Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Credit: Paige Allen, Vet Tech DL Program VCS 145: Principles of Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians I
Credit: Alan Zillich, Pharmacy Practice CLPH 490P: Tobacco Dependence and Treatment for Health Care Professionals
Credit: Jennifer Richardson, Curriculum & Instruction EDCI 564: Integration and Management of Computers in Education
Credit: Kathryn Orvis, YDAE & Hort & Landscape Architecture HORT 590G: Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology
Credit: Charles Calahan, CDFS CDFS 590A: Designing Child and Family Programs
Credit: Joy Colwell, Manufacturing Engrg Technology & Supervision, Calumet Pretest, Tutorial and Course Assessments in OLS 252 and OLS 477
Credit: Jay Akridge, Ag Econ Executive MBA in Agribusiness
Credit: Peggy Ertmer, Education, Facilitating Apprenticeship Experiences in Instructional Design