In recognition of the continuing growth of the quality of online learning, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announces annual awards for excellence in online education. The honors, selected by a distinguished panel of judges, were presented to the recipients on November 15 by the leadership of OLC, an association of more than 500 institutions and organizations of higher education that have joined together to deliver and promote online learning.

2003 OLC Awards brochure

Excellence in Online Teaching & Learning Faculty Development
Faculty Development Initiative, University of Central Florida

Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching & Learning Programming
Web.Campus.Stevens, Stevens Institute of Technology

Excellence in Online Teaching
Prof. William Pelz, Herkimer County Community College

Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Teaching & Learning by an Individual
Professor Burks Oakley II, University of Illinois

Most Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program
Master of Distance Education, University of Maryland University College

2003 OLC Awards Selection Committee:

  • James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus, University of Michigan
  • Judith S. Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • John V. Lombardi, President, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Joseph McDonald, President, Salish-Kootenai College
  • Sidney A. McPhee, President, Middle Tennessee State University
  • William Messner, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges
  • Diana Oblinger, Executive Director of Higher Education, Microsoft Corporation
  • Eric E. Fredericksen, Director of Distributed Learning Services, Cornell University, non-voting committee chair

OLC 2003 Awards for Effective Practices

Anytime Anywhere Chemistry Experience: University of North Carolina, Wilmington; University of Colorado, Denver – Jimmy Reeves, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Doris Kimbrough, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado at Denver

Cost Effectiveness
Cost-Effective Distributed Learning with Electronics LabsBrigham Young University – Olin Campbell, Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology

Faculty Satisfaction
Faculty Self-Study Research Project: Pennsylvania State University World Campus – Melody Thompson, Director, American Center for the Study of Distance Education and Director of Quality & Planning

Learning Effectiveness
Repurposeable Learning Objects: the TALON Learning Object System: Indiana University-Bloomington – Jeremy Dunning, Dean, School of Continuing Studies and Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Indiana University

Student Satisfaction
The Real-Time Case Method: Access to Real-Time, Real-World Cases: University of Massachusetts – James Theroux, Flavin Professor of Entrepreneurship Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts