Athens State Wins Accelerate Award from Online Learning Consortium

Athens State University

Athens State University is pleased to announce that Mark Gale, Joy Oettel, Tish Bergantz, and Tracey DeCicco have been named winners of an Accelerate 2022 Award by The Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Their ActiveFlex Format project won in the Excellence in Instructional and Teaching Practice category. The team was recognized for leading the Athens State COVID-19 response by piloting an effective HyFlex initiative that fostered resiliency in students who returned to the classroom for face-to-face instruction. Dr. Mark Gale and Ms. Joy Oettel will be receiving the award at the OLC Accelerate 2022 conference in November. 

The annual OLC Awards program is an opportunity to showcase leadership and innovation in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. The winners represent individuals who are pushing the envelope of creativity to empower learners. Inclusivity, digital transformation, and collaboration are key features inherent across these bodies of work.

“Online and blended learning are moving at lightning speed, and it’s important we pause to thank the people behind that progress,” shared OLC CEO Dr. Jennifer Mathes. “I am proud of our 2022 Fellows and Awardees as they reflect the tremendous talent dedicated to quality digital learning in our community. I am personally inspired. We all have a lot to learn from them.”

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