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UT Arlington professor wins international award for distance education teaching

News Release — 5 May 2010


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ARLINGTON - For the fourth consecutive year, a University of Texas at Arlington faculty member working with the Center for Distance Education has won an international award from the United States Distance Learning Association.

Michael MooreMichael K. Moore, senior vice provost and associate professor of political science, has been awarded one of four Gold Best Practices Awards of Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching. Moore has taught at UT Arlington since 1992.  

"Dr. Moore's online version of Political Science 2311, first offered in 1997, is perhaps the longest running and best known online class in the state," said Pete Smith, associate vice president for distance education. "More than 4,500 students from around Texas, the United States and abroad have enrolled in the class."

Moore has presented his experiences in course development and teaching at numerous conferences, as well as sharing the materials with regents, legislatures and international educational audiences as distant as France and South Africa. He has authored several detailed white papers and presentations on his students' experiences online, including a study which compared the traditional and online learning outcomes of students enrolled in the course.

The United States Distance Learning Association, founded in 1987, is the nation's leading distance learning organization. Their international awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs.


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