Meegan Willi, an instructional technologist and designer in GRCC’s Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department, will participate in a national program run by education technology leader Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is the course-management system used by GRCC faculty. To be selected for the Blackboard MVP program, applicants had to prove themselves to be not only leaders in the education technology community, but experts in Blackboard itself and skilled in helping others to use it.
Willi easily fits that criteria, said Garry Brand, interim executive director of the Distance Learning Department and online faculty trainer.
“Meegan is indeed an instructional technology leader in Michigan and beyond,” he said. “In addition to the support she provides to our GRCC faculty, she is very active in the Michigan Blackboard Users Group, the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan and Michigan Colleges Online.
“I am very pleased to see her recognized as a Blackboard MVP.”
Willi sees the Blackboard MVP program as an exciting new way to expand her expertise and add to the ways she can help GRCC faculty — and, ultimately, students.
“The more I can learn from other professionals in the industry, the more I am able to support our faculty in their teaching with Blackboard and other instructional technologies,” she said. “Although I have been involved in different ways before I think my new role as a MVP will keep me more up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape of online learning and technologies.”