BOONE—Two Appalachian State University professors have been chosen to participate in the second annual Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC) to be held this year at UNC Wilmington.
Dr. Lynn Gregory, an associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication, and Dr. Stephanie West, an associate professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education, are among 28 fellows selected for the program by the University of North Carolina Office of Learning Technology.
The i3@UNC program supports UNC system faculty in developing new online and blended courses that expand educational opportunities and improve student learning outcomes.
Faculty participants, called i3@UNC Fellows, will work under the guidance of state and national experts in instructional technology and design to develop new online and blended courses.
Fellows are full-time faculty in the UNC system, who are tenured, tenure-track or have at least five years of full-time teaching experience. i3@UNC fellows develop new online or blended courses that meet the needs of a broad set of students; develop core intellectual skills; and engage students in active learning.
The UNC system currently offers 337 online degree and certificate programs. Last academic year, 39 percent of the system’s 221,000 students took at least one online course and 9 percent of students were fully online.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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