Dr. Florence Martin, director of the Instructional Systems Technology program, will receive the 2015 Crystal Award from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) Division of Distance Learning in Indianapolis on November 6th.
This award honors recipients for their innovative and outstanding work on a multimedia-based distance learning course or distance learning project. Martin will be recognized for her work with redesigning the online course “Design, Development and Evaluation of Online Learning Systems.” She will receive this award during the 2015 AECT convention.
The redesigned online course was part of a pilot program to obtain the Quality Matters certification, which establishes quality assurance processes to improve and certify the design of online and blended courses. Over 900 institutions of higher learning use the tools in developing, maintaining and assuring quality in online courses. The course was certified to meet the QM standards this past summer.
Dr. Florence Martin continues to serve as an associate professor in the College of Education. Her contributing work with the pilot program was a collaboration between the Office of Extended Academic Programs and the Center for Teaching and Learning.