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Five Faculty Members Receive Exemplary Course Award

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 6, 2023) – Wake Tech is proud to announce that five of its faculty members have been recognized by their peers with the Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Award. The ECP Award, presented by Anthology, recognizes faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop engaging and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning.

The 2023 ECP award winners from Wake Tech are:

  • Alison Consol, senior professor/program director, Web Technologies and Advertising & Graphic Design, and Julie Evans, associate professor, Web Technologies – DME-125: User Experience Fundamentals and WEB-213: Internet Marketing and Analytics
  • Melanie Thomas, department head, Accounting and Supply Chain Management – ACC-120: Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Kate Jones, associate professor, Communication – COM-231: Public Speaking and COM-120: Interpersonal Communication
  • Natalie Young, assistant professor, Accounting – ACC-180: Practices in Bookkeeping

The courses demonstrate excellence in four areas:

  • Course design: the elements of instructional design, such as its structure, learning objectives and instructional strategies.
  • Interaction and collaboration: the level of engagement offered by the course and the level of student interaction and collaboration
  • Assessment: the evaluation of student work toward the achievement of learning outcomes and the quality and type of student assessments
  • Learner support: the resources made available to students, which may be accessible within or external to the course environment.

For nearly two decades, the ECP has honored instructors and course designers whose courses demonstrate best practices. The ECP Awards were expanded when Blackboard combined with Anthology in 2021. Since its founding, thousands of instructors, teachers and designers have used the ECP to evaluate and improve their courses with recognized best practices. To be considered for the honor, applicants must be a user of the Blackboard Learn by Anthology learning management system. Submitted courses are evaluated by other course developers, instructional designers, teachers and professors using the ECP Rubric.

"These educators represent some of the very best when it comes to developing courses that engage learners and drive student success," said Jim Brigadier, president of Global Markets at Anthology. "At Anthology, we're proud to announce the 2023 cohort of Exemplary Course Program Award winners and thank them for their commitment to engaging students and helping them achieve their goals."

Consol, Evans, Thomas, Jones and Young are being recognized alongside other outstanding recipients on the Anthology website as well as in the Anthology Community, a platform where the largest organized network of users connect, collaborate and learn from their peers.

Learn more about the Exemplary Course Program.

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