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K-State Today

September 29, 2017



Williams wins C2C Innovation in Teaching award

By Grant Guggisberg

L. Sue Williams, associate professor in the sociology, anthropology and social work department and a member of the joint faculty for the gender, women, and sexuality studies department at Kansas State University, was awarded the Innovation in Teaching award from Colleague 2 Colleague at the organization's annual meeting in August.

Colleague 2 Colleague, a professional association of faculty, staff and administrators from a variety of Kansas and Missouri institutions, aims to share technology expertise, resources and training in the region with a special emphasis on distance education and instructional technology.

Williams, who has won regional and national awards in the past for her use of technology in online teaching, was nominated for the award by Kansas State University Global Campus because of her persistence in continually re-evaluating her teaching strategies and embracing new technology in education. Her most recent addition to her online-teaching repertoire is the use of podcasts, which are designed to help accommodate nontraditional students with busy schedules and to capitalize on a growing media platform for both traditional students and young adults.

Colleague 2 Colleague co-sponsors the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology each year along with Johnson County Community College.