Press Release 2014 eLCC Annual Awards


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Press Release
April 17, 2014

eLCC 2014 Educator of the Year

Maxine Christenson, eLCC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR 2014  Maxine Christenson, Professor of Marketing/Management at Aims Community College, was named the 2014 Educator of the Year at the 25th annual eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference held April 16-18 at the Beaver Run Conference Center in Breckenridge, CO.

Christenson’s nomination stated that she “…is a veteran instructor at Aims who maintains a high standard of excellence in teaching and is a mentor to her colleagues.  Throughout her teaching career, she has explored new and innovative ways to present material and engage her students.  Maxine ‘s courses, whether online or on ground, are always technologically current and pedagogically sound.”

eLCC 2014 Support Person of the Year

Keairns_eLCC_2014Kathy Keairns, Director of Web-Based Learning in the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Denver was named the 2014 Support Person of the Year.  Her nomination noted, “her training and support programs for online faculty are well-regarded and promote high standards for DU online courses.”  Keairns is a long-time member of the eLearning Consortium of Colorado and currently serves as co-chair. In that capacity, she was recognized for promoting new technologies and methods in elearning, attracting new members, and making eLCC a strong and viable organization.

The eLearning Consortium of Colorado (formerly Colorado TELECOOP) is a non-profit organization based in Colorado, U.S.A. The membership consists of a coalition of public and private colleges, universities, K-12 education, and private sector business dedicated to the enhancement of educational opportunities through eLearning since 1986.

Wednesday’s Presentations

The conference kicked off on Wednesday with some great sessions and a lively keynote. Below is the keynote and links to some of the day’s presentations. More will be added later.

Keynote: Alan Levine



Understanding Creative Commons Licenses in the Educational Context
Amanda Burch, Colorado Community Colleges Online

A Cloud of Documents
Nate Wadman, Pikes Peak Community College

Twitter Book Club – Seven Futures


One of our Keynotes at this year’s eLCC conference will be John Sener, author of The Seven Futures of American Education. We have a pre-conference activity planned to take advantage of John’s visit – we will be holding a book club type reading of the Seven Futures with comments and conversation via Twitter. Everyone is encouraged to join in using the conference hashtag, #elcc2014. You can order a copy of the book from Amazon.  Reading and commenting begins next week, but there isn’t a deadline for getting started.