Kettering University Online has been recognized by Blackboard Inc., as the winner of the 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change. Blackboard Inc. is an education technology company that provides a virtual learning environment and curriculum platform that connects students and educators.
The 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change recognizes Kettering University Online’s development of practices and technologies that measurably affect student performance, academic progress and foster positive learning outcomes.
For over a decade, the Blackboard Catalyst Awards have annually recognized and honored innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of teachers and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology.
To qualify as an award recipient, Kettering had to meet the following criteria:
- Design - Have a clear description of the program/initiative that identifies program goals and measurable outcomes
- Structure - Clearly describe the individuals and processes driving the initiative as well as describe Kettering University’s commitment to the initiative/program
- Impact - Present measurable outcomes/results in an easy-to-understand fashion such as a graphic or quantitative information that show the impact of the program
- Significance - An assessment of how successful the program or initiative would be at other institutions given the design, structure, and impact
KUO will be recognized at Blackboard’s Bbworld2018 conference in Orlando, Florida on July 19, 2018.