Best Colleges Online Announces the 2013 Online College Professor of the Year
Student guide to the best accredited online colleges and universities, Best Colleges Online, announces the winner of the online college professor of the year.
HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 2013 Online College Professor of the Year contest recognizes forward-thinking professors who are using new technologies to enhance the learning experience, connect with distance students, and prepare students for success in their courses and after graduation. After receiving more than 2,400 votes for the top 10 final nominees, Best Colleges Online is proud to announce David Britt, assistant professor of management at Charleston Southern University, as the 2013 Online College Professor of the Year.
Meet the 2013 Online College Professor of the Year
Since 2007, Britt has held the position of assistant professor of management at Charleston Southern University, College of Adult and Professional Studies. During this time, he has served as a faculty trainer for online programs and the assistant dean in charge of online program expansion. He has also overseen the development of more than 50 online courses, and developed and implemented a faculty training certification program for online instruction.
As an online instructor, Britt likes to use instructional tools like Screenr Presentations, Skype, and Jing, and his efforts to reach out to students through multiple technologies pay off. Says one student, “He encourages you to be a better student, a better employee, and a better person. Lastly, he is not afraid to compliment students on a job well done. He recognizes hard work and lets you know he appreciates it. He exemplifies what a good professor should be.” One colleague describes Britt as an inspiration to her as an online professor, as he’s a clear expert on his subject, is a great communicator, and shows genuine concern for his students. She adds that he brings the online classroom to a face-to-face environment whenever he can, while going above and beyond in the online classroom.
In addition to his teaching experience, Britt’s resume boasts 25 years of extensive business experience in the areas of small business ownership, business consulting, and sales and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Charleston Southern University. Currently, he is working on a Doctor of Business Administration at Walden University.
Britt plans on donating the $1,000 award he receives as the winner of the 2013 Online College Professor of the Year contest to CSU’s University Scholarship Fund, as the online program is targeted toward working adults.
“Many (most) of my students are making a tremendous commitment to return to college and complete their degree,” he said. “This commitment includes time, money, and much more. This commitment encourages me. I just wanted to recognize their commitment by giving the money back to the university’s scholarship fund.”
How the 2013 Online College Professor of the Year Was Selected
Nominations were collected at BestCollegesOnline.com from March 25, 2013 to April 7, 2013. The 10 nominees who received the most nominations advanced to the voting round. Voting then took place on BestCollegesOnline.com for two weeks, from April 15th to April 28th. Out of the top 10 finalists, the online professor who received the highest number of votes during the voting period was announced the winner of the 2013 Online College Professor of the Year contest.
Best Colleges Online is an online resource for students seeking higher education in a virtual environment. Best Colleges Online provides prospective students with school profiles, a comprehensive listing of degree and career enhancement education, and advice about online study. Best Colleges Online only includes schools and universities that are fully accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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