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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Luke Dowden, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Receives OLC Award

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Dr. Luke DowdenCongratulations to Dr. Luke Dowden of University of Louisiana at Lafayette for receiving the Online Learning Consortium’s Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence in Online Education !

The OLC Awards recognize the tremendous advances in online learning that result from the ideas and initiatives of individuals and colleges and universities globally. Added to this year’s group of awards is the Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence in Online Education, in memory of OLC’s late CEO and executive director.

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments in the field of online education at an early stage in their careers. This award is presented annually to individuals forty years of age and younger who have made significant contributions to online education. Recipients should be known for leadership activities, service to the profession, scholarly publications, and/or contributions to advancing the field of online education. This award consists of a commemorative plaque and a check for $2000.

The award will be presented at a luncheon on Oct. 30 at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Oct. 29-31, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

“The OLC Awards acknowledge creative and effective approaches to advancing online education,” said Burks Oakley II, chair of the Awards Selection Committee. “The 2014 recipients represent extraordinary examples of the exciting innovation happening in online learning today, and we congratulate them on their successes.”

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