Online Teaching and Course Development Awards
Mizzou Online offers awards for online teaching innovation, distance education course excellence and faculty scholarships to distance education conferences. These awards were developed because we believe quality in online course design and instruction are essential to grow and sustain enrollment in both established and developing distance education programs. According to the University Professional and Continuing Education Association Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Learning, 2014, faculty teaching in the online environment must learn new technologies and pedagogies to provide high-quality instruction. Faculty who receive initial training in online teaching, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities are better equipped to provide high-quality instruction, increase student engagement and maximize learning outcomes.
Awards and scholarships