Wendy Schuster receives Blackboard Exemplary Award

December 19, 2019

Wendy Schuster receives Blackboard Exemplary Program Course Award

Lanier Tech’s Wendy Schuster, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development, was awarded the Blackboard Exemplary Program Course Award for her development of an online course, Principles of Fraud Examination. After hundreds of hours of course development, Schuster’s online course set a new standard for communication, online interaction, and collaboration among online students at Lanier Technical College.

As the former Chair of the Distance Education Committee at Lanier Tech, Ms. Schuster was aware of many of the strengths and weaknesses of online courses, which she used in creating the exemplary course. Schuster noted that the course created a strong sense of community among the online students.

“This award shows that this approach to online courses is what students value and engage with, which improves the outcomes from online courses.”, said Schuster.

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Lanier Technical College has a 100 percent job placement rate five out the past seven years. The College offers over 50 programs of study in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. Lanier Technical College is a Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information about Lanier Technical College, visit www.laniertech.edu or phone 770-533-7000.