Two George Mason University faculty members are winners of the 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award for their efforts in successfully leveraging technology to further flexible and experiential learning in an online class.
David Miller, the coordinator of the Media Production and Criticism Program within Mason’s Department of Communication, and instructional designer Larisa Olesova will be honored in the “Teaching and Learning” category. The two were acknowledged for their work with COMM 380 Media Criticism, a course which they designed with a student-centered approach that significantly enhanced participation and learning outcomes.
“It’s a very student-oriented course,” Olesova said.
Miller and Olesova will be recognized with other Blackboard Catalyst Award winners during BbWorld 2018, Blackboard’s annual user conference to be held in Orlando, July 16-19.