R1edu announces 2004 award winners

July 27, 2004

This year’s winners:

  • Linda Ettinger and Jane Maitland-Gholson, University of Oregon –
    Ettinger and Maitland-Gholson received the award for developing the online Applied Information Management (AIM) master’s degree program at UO. This degree combines knowledge in management, business and visual communication with an awareness of technology and its global context. They also developed several online courses including “Teaching in a Virtual Environment”, a course to show faculty the best practices for successful online teaching.

    Ettinger is the academic director of the AIM Program. She has a B.F.A from Southwest Missouri State; an M.S. from Illinois State University; and a Ph.D. from Oregon University.

    Jane Maitland-Gholson is an associate professor with the AIM program. She has a B.S. from Southern Illinois University; an M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois.

  • Mamidala Ramulu, University of Washington –
    Ramulu secured funding from the Boeing Company to design and implement an online, interdisciplinary master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He developed four online courses and helped create a new online, real-time web conferencing system that serves as a main instructional tool for the program. This online tool has wide applications for other types of programs and content areas.

    Ramulu is a professor of mechanics, materials and design in the UW College of Engineering. He has a Ph.D. from the UW.

R1edu is a consortium of research universities that pool their resources and knowledge to provide access to distance learning classes and reference materials. The consortium’s website (www.r1edu.org) allows students to search classes and programs by subject, type or institution. Participating institutions are members of the Carnegie Foundation and of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

For more information, contact Roberto Sanchez, UW Educational Outreach, 206-685-6344, rsanchez -at- ese.washington.edu