Virtual Mentor program wins first place

centss award (1)WSU Online’s Virtual Mentor program has won a first-place innovation award from the Center for Transforming Student Services. Instructional designer Rebecca Van de Vord, right, and Faculty/Student Services Coordinator Margy Fotopoulos run the program at WSU Online.
     Virtual Mentors are past and current WSU Online students who monitor online courses and who reach out to students to assist with non-content related issues, such as navigating the course space, mastering the technology, and building community. More...
   CENTSS praised the award winners for using “creative strategies, and fresh thinking to design, develop, implement, and maintain online student services that have produced measureable results.
     CENTSS is a partnership among the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and Seward, Inc. It promotes best practices in student services online.
     To read what a Virtual Mentor has to say about her experiences, go to the Cyber Coug blog.