ASHLAND Melissa Green of Ashland Community and Technical College has been recognized by her peers by winning Anthology’s Exemplary Curriculum Award, which recognizes teachers and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop engaging and innovative courses that represent the best in technology and learning. .
Green, who serves as the nursing department’s simulation coordinator as well as the health science technology program coordinator, was selected as the winner for her AHS 115-Medical Terminology course. The course demonstrated excellence in four areas:
• Course design: the elements of instructional design, such as course 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 assessment of student work towards the achievement of learning outcomes and the quality and type of student assessments
• Learner support: the resources made available to students, which can be accessed inside or outside the course environment.
“Melissa has proven herself as an innovative, caring and diligent instructor time and time again throughout her career at ACTC,” said Dr. Sara Brown, Director of Online Learning. “It’s great that she also has national recognition by winning a Blackboard Exemplary Course Award. She has worked extremely hard to create an award-winning quality course and deserves this award to mark her dedication to her profession, to the institution and to its students.
To be considered for the honor, applicants must be users of the Blackboard Learn by Anthology learning management system. Submitted courses are reviewed by other course designers, instructional designers, teachers, and professors using the Exemplary Course Schedule rubric.