2018 Online Teaching Excellence Award Winners

Provost S. David Wu (left) with Dr. Anya Evmenova, 2018 Online Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Provost S. David Wu (left) with Dr. Anya Evmenova, 2018 Online Teaching Excellence Award Winner

The Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to honor Dr. Anna Evmenova, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education (CEHD), with the 2018 Online Teaching Excellence Award (OTEA). The OTEA is both institutional recognition and a monetary acknowledgement of the significant work that Mason faculty members devote to innovative online course planning and teaching.

In addition to the OTEA, the following educators were named as the 2018 Online Teachers of Distinction:

  • Dr. Jered Borup, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education (CEHD)
  • Dr. Robin Ericson, Adjunct Professor, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)
  • Dr. April Mattix Foster, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education (CEHD)
  • Mr. David J. Miller, Instructor, Communication (CHSS)

Visit the Stearns Center website to learn more about our 2018 winners and their featured teaching strategies.


2017 Digital Learning Award Winner

Dr. Korey Singleton, Manager of the Assistive Technology Initiative of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics

Digital Learning is pleased to honor Dr. Korey Singleton, Manager of the Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics, with the 2017 Digital Learning Award. The Digital Learning Award is given to an administrator or staff member whose efforts support quality in online education at Mason. Dr. Korey Singleton and his Assistive Technology Initiative (ATI) team work to make Mason’s extensive educational materials accessible to those with disabilities, and for all learners taking online courses, as well.

Dr. Korey Singleton (left), winner of the 2017 Digital Learning Award, with Dr. Stephen Nodine (right), Director for Digital Learning.

Korey and his team have long partnered with Digital Learning, our Instructional Design Team, and with Mason faculty teaching online, to improve and ensure accessibility of online courses at Mason. Korey and his team regularly conduct accessibility checks as part of Digital Learning’s online course reviews; assist faculty with guidance for accessible videos and online course materials; and share expertise about accessibility with faculty participants in Online Course Development Institute (OCDI) and Online Faculty Learning Community. Korey also consults with Digital Learning’s instructional design team and with instructional designers across campus, providing them with guidance about online course accessibility.

Korey has truly been a champion for designing and building accessible, quality online courses at Mason, serving the needs of all learners.


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