Lisa Borzewski, Academic Chair of Mathematics at the Seminole Campus, is one of 15 educators nationwide named a 2012 Distinguished Educator by the Instructional Technology Council.
The ITC is an organization that advances distance education through leadership, professional development and advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in learning technologies. Borzewski was nominated to receive the Outstanding eLearning Faculty Award and was chosen by SPC as an exemplary member of its learning community.
“I felt very thankful,” Borzewski said about the recognition. “I am fortunate to have such good advisors, mentors and peers who teach online classes and share ideas with me. We bounce ideas, new techniques and best practices that we’ve found off each other.”
In her classes, Borzewski has been working with a Livescribe Smartpen, which allows her to create a digital version of her lecture and notes called a “pencast” for her online students. The technology captures her lecture, shares the audio and records and shows what she writes, giving her students a near in-class experience.
“I’m able to give a more personal touch to online math explanations,” she said. “It allows me to show them my writing while they hear my voice, so it feels a lot more personal than typing something out.”