Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – worldwide recognized by Online Education Leader for Excellence

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide management and technology department chair Adam Marks was named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award’s Beyond the Course Award, which honors those who have made an impact at their institution through the innovative use of the Community Engagement, Content Management, or Outcomes Assessment modules within the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

The Blackboard Catalyst Awards program annually recognizes and honors innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where teachers and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology.

“Catalyst Award winners represent some of today’s finest examples of leveraging technology to improve the education experience,” said Ray Henderson, Chief Technology officer and President of Academic Platforms at Blackboard. “Each winner has established best-in-field approaches in critical areas including online learning, course development, school communication and mobile education.”

Marks, of Orlando, was announced as an award recipient alongside other Blackboard Catalyst Award winners during BbWorld®, Blackboard’s annual user conference July 11 in Las Vegas, Nev. Colleagues from Embry-Riddle Worldwide accepted the award on his behalf. The honor recognized the innovative use of Blackboard in the bachelor of science in technical management program in the university’s College of Business.

Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard’s solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real- world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) and www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleWorldwide, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.