Dr. Tamara Powell awarded the 2016 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Award for Kennesaw State University
KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 1, 2016) — Dr. Tamara Powell, Kennesaw State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Director of the Office of Distance Education was awarded the 2016 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Award for Kennesaw State University.
The award was presented for leading two efforts. First, Dr. Powell led the Textbook Transformation Grant, along with Dr. Jonathan Arnett, Dr. Cassandra Race, Ms. Monique Logan, and Ms. Tiffani Reardon, to create a no-cost technical communication/workplace writing textbook that will be used by four faculty across two departments and courses, saving students an estimated $51,615 each year. Dr. Powell was also the subject matter expert working with instructional designer Ms. Tiffani Reardon in creating and teaching a Coursera MOOC (massive open online course) entitled, “Writing Professional Emails and Memos.” As of March 23, 2016, the MOOC had 4,641 active learners.