Lanier Tech’s Wendy Schuster, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, was awarded the Blackboard Exemplary Program Course Award for her development of a course on Principles of Fraud Examination.
After hundreds of hours of course development, Schuster’s online course set a new standard for communication, online interaction, and collaboration among online students at Lanier Technical College, according to a press release.
As the former chair of the Distance Education Committee at Lanier Tech, Schuster was aware of many of the strengths and weaknesses of online courses, which she used in creating the course. Schuster noted that the course created a strong sense of community among the online students.
“This award shows that this approach to online courses is what students’ value and engage with, which improves the outcomes from online courses,” Schuster said.