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Wherry receives national award for book chapter on distance learning

June 9, 2010


Peg Wherry received a national award as co-author of a book chapter on distance learning.    High-Res Available

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Peg Wherry of Montana State University's Extended University recently received a national award as co-author of a book chapter on distance learning.

Wherry, along with collaborator Deborah Windes of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the 2010 Elizabeth Powell Award from the Distance Learning Community of Practice of the University Continuing Education Association. The Powell award recognizes articles, book chapters or papers published in 2009 that make significant contributions to research in the field of distance education.

Wherry and Windes won the award for their chapter "When Distance Technologies Meet the Student Code." The chapter was published in the book, "Cases on Distance Delivery and Learning Outcomes: Emerging Trends and Programs." The chapter was recognized for its "helpful insights that were informative and served well to remind all that campus policies and procedures are applicable to distance learning."

Wherry is director of online and distance learning at MSU Extended University, an outreach division of MSU that offers continuing education, workforce training, public outreach programs as well as distance learning via Montana State Online.

Peg Wherry (406) 994-6685, margaret.wherry@montana.edu