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Sapling Wins Innovation Award!

Blog Post created by Nikki Jones Employee on Nov 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Donna McGregor and Professor Pam Mills of Lehman College (CUNY) in New York for winning an Innovation award! Donna and Pam were recently awarded the Online Learning Consortium's Innovation Award for their creative use of Sapling in their introductory Chemistry courses. Both Donna & Pam are proponents of 'flipped learning' and employ digital learning solutions to guide students through the learning process.

 

The OLC Innovation Award recognizes faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The award program is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success Program.

 

Donna McGregor earned her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her personal research interests lie mainly in the fields of Chemical Education pedagogy and technetium-99 radioactive waste remediation. Her recent work in chemical education pedagogy has led to venturing into online education. With Professor Pam Mills she authored a hybrid general chemistry course for 250 students that piloted in the Spring of 2014. 

 

Pamela Mills is a professor of chemistry at Lehman College. She spends most of her time working with Prof. McGregor on the design of a General Chemistry hybrid course taken by all chemistry students at Lehman College. Prof. Mills is also the PI of the PERC Program – a novel instructional model for transforming the high school math and science classrooms. Most of her time is spent working with chemistry high school teachers or designing videos for the college classroom.

 

For more information on the OLC Innovation Award, click here.

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