Wednesday Blend


Note from the Editor:

Welcome to the “Wednesday Blend.” This monthly e-newsletter is published for UNL faculty and other instructional staff and addresses issues related to blended, online and distance learning. I welcome your comments, suggestions and questions. Feel free to e-mail me at

Sydney Brown, Blended Learning Coordinator, UNL Office of Online & Distance Education

Online/Blended Faculty Earn Teaching Awards

UNL College Distinguished Teaching Awards 2013

Four faculty who teach online/blended courses for UNL received College Distinguished Teaching Awards in 2013. They are Lloyd Bell, James Griesen, Martha Horvay & Julia Torquati. College Distinguished Teaching Awards are $1,000 awards in recognition of consistent excellence in teaching.
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TLTE Wins University-Wide Award

Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education Wins Award

Apr. 4, 2013–UNL's Dept. of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education has been selected to receive the 2013 University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) from the University of Nebraska. Among other things, the news release praises the department for expanding its online course offerings as well as "actively exploring opportunities to leverage technology to meet the needs of the 21st-century global economy." Read more >