Virtual College Wins National Award
From the Instructional Technology Council
N.J. -- Mercer County Community College's Virtual
College has won a national award from The Instructional Technology
Council. Staff members led by Assistant Dean and Director Debbie
Kell accepted the "Outstanding Technical Support and Service
in ELearning" award at a recent conference.
Kell, the award came after an extensive application process. "The
judges made specific note of the creativity and enthusiasm evident
in our initiatives and remarked upon special areas," she said.
Those areas included the inclusive process used during the migration
from WebCT to ANGEL; the dynamic multimedia Game Show format for
student orientation to online courses; and the features and personality
of the unit's website, especially the Spotlighted Faculty streaming
videos. The videos may be accessed at http://teach.mccc.edu.
members of The Virtual College include, from left, Coordinator Mike
Sullivan, Assistant Dean and Director Debbie Kell, student worker
Alex Mathew, Administrative Specialist Jill Marcus, Analyst Rodney
Hargis and Analyst Karen Wahl.
said the exceptional team approach to all of Mercer's distance learning
initiatives made the difference. "I was absolutely thrilled because
it was more than a reflection on the work of the people in this office.
There is a wonderful synergy with faculty members who teach online, and
with the administration and our Information Technology people. We have
wonderful esprit de corps."
Virtual College offers credit classes online and through cable TV that
can be completed from home. Students access courses through the college
website and interact with faculty members via email, in real time, and
through chat and discussion forums in a user-friendly "virtual"
For more information contact The
Virtual College at Mercer County Community College at (609) 570-3389
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.