Evans, Bowers & Roddenberry

A Professional Profile of an Award Winning Instructional Team

Shelley Evans, Wake Technical Community College
Cynthia Bowers, Wake Technical Community College
Chris Roddenberry, Wake Technical Community College


A collaborative effort between members of an instructional design team is the focus of this co-authored professional profile. The purpose of the collaboration was to design a unique and pedagogically sound online general psychology course, with the focus of promoting student engagement and retention. The instructional team prepared for the collaboration by attending professional development and coordinating schedules. Weekly brainstorming sessions were used to develop a course to meet the needs of diverse learners. The course was submitted to Blackboard Inc.'s Exemplary Course Program (ECP), and in March of 2018, the team received news of their exemplary award status. This profile highlights the preparation required and the methods used to collaborate to design an award-winning course.

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