Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blackboard Greenhouse Award Winner!!

I am extremely happy to let you all know that this year a CCCOnline course has won a Blackboard Greenhouse award!

Karen Kaemmerling's HIS 202 digital content course wowed the reviewers with both its design and use of technology to assist students in the learning process. Karen is going to the Blackboard conference this summer to present the course there, but you can see the presentation here:

Mary Cash is the designer on record for this course and Aaron built the presentation with Karen. The course uses NROC and in-house content to replace the textbook. (See yesterday's webinar archive for more information on NROC). There are many great ideas embodied in this course that could be implemented in more of our courses (and many of course that already have been implemented.)

The greenhouse program is administered by scholars, reviewers are chosen from colleges around the world, and an extensive rubric is used in the review precess. Blackboard describes the program below:
The Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Project (ECP) recognizes courses that model best practices in learning, course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation, meaningful technology use, and learner support.
It truly is an honor to have a course recognized by this program! There is more information on the Greenhouse project (it builds on the WebCT Exemplary Course award program) available here:

Anyone interested in submitting a course next year should read over the material and then let your program chair and designer know that you are interested.


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