UNCG Professor Wins Award for Excellence in Online Education

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Dr. Gregory Carroll has been honored for his work on an award-winning online course in Music Appreciation.

The UNCG Division of Continual Learning today announced that Dr. Gregory Carroll has received the division’s first “Award for Excellence in Online Education.”

An associate professor in the UNCG School of Music, Carroll was honored for his outstanding contribution to Music Appreciation 241, an award-winning online course he helped to create.

“Dr. Carroll is an inspiring and creative educator who is always open to new possibilities,” says Dr. Robert Brown, Dean, UNCG Division of Continual Learning. “He has translated his passion for music into an online course that has earned raves from students, instructional designers and fellow educators, making him the ideal candidate for our award.”

Music Appreciation 241 immerses students in a music festival hosted by the fictional city of Musicopolis. As they visit coffee shops, music stores, concert halls and other community venues, they are exposed to music from six important historical eras. Carroll wrote the course content – casting himself as an affable limo driver who pops in to explain critical musical concepts.

The groundbreaking online course is fully self-contained and eliminates the need for a textbook. It has earned accolades, including an honorable mention in this year’s International E-Learning Awards competition.

For more information on the award or UNCG’s online courses, visit http://online.uncg.edu, email onlinehelp(at)uncg(dot)edu, or phone 866.334.2255.

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