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Three ‘Chalkies’ Receive Awards for Their Outstanding Work

Posted April 04, 2011 in SoftChalk News

The annual Lesson Challenge is a chance for us here at SoftChalk to recognize the people that are doing cool things with our software! We know there are many of you out there, it’s apparent each month in our Innovator in Online Learning series, but we’re always pleasantly surprised with the quantity and quality of the lessons we receive as part of the Lesson Challenge. It must be the trophies. 🙂

Without further ado, we’d like to feature the 3 top winners and honorable mentions for this year’s Lesson Challenge.

1st Place:
 Microbiology Laboratory Manual

Clifton Franklund, Ferris State University

2nd Place:
 MISSION SoftChalk

Leah MacVie, Canisius College

3rd Place: Nutrition Support & Metabolic Stress

Kristin Bartholomew, Valencia Community College

Honorable Mentions

Introduction to Differential Equations – Phillip Clark, Scottsdale Community College

Academic Integrity – Dianne Jennings, Virginia Commonwealth University

We’d also like to highlight our 2011 judging panel, which consists of the educators from organizations across the country. The Lesson Challenge wouldn’t be possible without them!


  • Richard Foster, DMD, Dental Director, Guilford Technical Community College
  • Sue Goldman, HSD, Staff Development Specialist, State of New Mexico
  • Dr. Stephen Holland, Professor, Muscatine Community College
  • Marilyn Larsen, Associate Professor – Dev. Math, College of the Mainland
  • Michelle Leavitt, Director, Product Strategy, NetLearning | Cengage Learning
  • Dr. Anne Loochtan, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
  • Dr. Christy Low, Chair, Curriculum & Program Development, Quality Matters
  • Twila Masaschi, Development Specialist, Georgia Virtual School
  • Jacqueline C. McNair, Program Coordinator, Health Information Technology, Baltimore City Community College
  • Dr. Britt Watwood, Senior Faculty Consultant, Online Teaching and Learning, VCU Center for Teaching Excellence

5 Responses

  1. […] The Lesson Challenge Winners have been announced. Visit our blog to see the winning lessons and congratulate the winners! […]

  2. Evelyn Biles says:

    How can I get permission from Dianne Jennings from VCU to use her lesson?

    • Brittany says:

      Hi Evelyn,

      Dianne’s lesson is shared on SoftChalk CONNECT with the Attribution Creative Commons License. The Attribution License allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work as long as credit is given to the author of the original creation.”

      If you just want to link to it or embed the lesson within your own content, you can simply visit SoftChalk CONNECT ( . If you want the full lesson to use/re-purpose please contact me.

      • Evelyn Biles says:

        Thanks, Brittany. I’m in Malaysia right now but will be back in the USA in 3 weeks. I’d like to take Donna’s lesson as a foundation to build on other integrity and ethical issues I see out here. Simply haven’t yet had the time to look into Connect but keep meaning to.

  3. 2nd Place in the Softchalk Challenge! says:

    […] I just got my trophy in the mail. Thank you to everyone who voted for my lesson and attended the webinar I delivered a few weeks ago. Both were a huge success. The webinar was attended by over 175 people. Softchalk Blog Announcement […]

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