The two MnSCU faculty are Terry Wiens from Lake Superior College and Kari Frisch from Central Lakes College. Each was recognized as a Distinguished eLearning Educator. Additionally, Kari earned the title of an Outstanding eLearning Faculty–an honor that is given annually only to 1-2 faculty.
Terry is a longtime biology faculty member at LSC, who used to be a strong skeptic about e-learning. He didn’t think a science lab course could be taught successfully online–but in less than five years, he has developed an Anatomy and Physiology II course collaborating closely with a departmental colleague, and this course has been reviewed by LSC’s POET (Program for Online Excellence in Teaching — www.lsc.edu/poet/) and a Quality Matters peer review teams. Kari, on the other hand, is a very experienced online instructor, whose courses have a remarkably high (95% or higher) retention rate. Kari incorporates a variety of unique features into her online courses, including interesting service learning projects. She also has led many workshops and presentations on online teaching locally and nationally.
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