National Award Honors Extraordinary Innovation


As a leader in online learning, Kennesaw State University was recognized for excellence in faculty development by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning and founded in 1992 as the Sloan Consortium.

The OLC honored Kennesaw State with the “Excellence in Faculty Development” Award for the KSU Online Teaching Certification for its large-scale effectiveness, excellent use of quantitative data and its flexibility in offering faculty multiple ways to earn certification.

Bagwell College of Education Associate Professor of Instructional Technology Julie Moore (pictured, right) and Instructional Designer Jordan Cameron (pictured, left) accepted the award at the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando, Florida on October 15th.

Kennesaw State’s Distance Learning Center (DLC) and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) collaborated with colleges within KSU to provide the university-wide faculty development training. Kennesaw State established the KSU Online Teaching Certification to support faculty and assist in online course development. Nearly 450 Kennesaw State faculty members teach the University’s 4,900 online courses for the fall semester. More than 15,000 students are taking online courses this semester.

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