When visiting user groups and talking with other groups in the Blackboard community, I meet a lot of faculty members. As we talk, often our conversation revolves around their online courses. I’ll ask,
"How do you know if your online course is working?"
Often, if they don’t say "Well, ’cause I can log in," they mention that, as faculty members, they receive little to no feedback on what’s working and what needs improvement in their online courses.
That’s one of the reasons we created the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program — to provide faculty members with examples of exemplary courses and, more importantly, to give them detailed peer feedback on their courses.
We want more faculty members to be able to take advantage of this opportunity to receive detailed, expert reviews of their courses and the chance to have their courses showcased for thousands of peers.
To help facilitate increased participation in the program, we’ve extended the deadline for the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Program to February 15, 2008.
A bit more about the program itself:
- The Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course program is designed to help faculty members use e-Learning technology more effectively, by sharing best practices in effective online course design.
- Each course submitted to the program receives detailed peer review and feedback.
- The creators of courses deemed exemplary will be awarded a free trip to BbWorld ’08 in Las Vegas (see official rules for details), so they can share their courses and best practices with the community and accept their ECP Award.
For submission information, official rules, information about the program, and best practices from winners in past years, please visit the Blackboard Greenhouse homepage at www.blackboard.com/greenhouse.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.