Big Sandy Community and Technical College Instructional Designer Honored with Exemplary Course Award | BSCTC

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Instructional Designer Honored with Exemplary Course Award

Judy HowellBig Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is proud to announce that Instructional Designer Judy Howell was recognized by her peers with the Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Award. The ECP Award, presented by an education technology company, Anthology, recognizes faculty and course designers from schools, colleges, and universities worldwide who develop engaging and innovative courses representing the best in technology and learning.

Judy was selected as a winner for her course American Government. The course demonstrated excellence in four areas:

  • Course Design: the elements of instructional design, such as its structure, learning objectives, and instructional strategies
  • Interaction and Collaboration: the level of engagement offered by the course and the level of student interaction and collaboration
  • Assessment: the evaluation of student work toward the achievement of learning outcomes and the quality and type of student assessments
  • Learner Support: the resources made available to students, which may be accessible within or external to the course environment

The Exemplary Course Program has honored instructors and course designers whose courses demonstrate best practices for nearly two decades. The Exemplary Course Program Awards were expanded when Blackboard combined with Anthology in 2021. Since its founding, thousands of instructors, teachers, and designers have used the Exemplary Course Program to evaluate and improve their courses with recognized best practices. Applicants must use the Blackboard Learn by Anthology learning management system to be considered for the honor. Submitted courses are evaluated by other course developers, instructional designers, teachers, and professors using the Exemplary Course Program Rubric.

“These educators represent some of the very best when it comes to developing courses that engage learners and drive student success,” said Jim Brigadier, President of Global Markets at Anthology. “At Anthology, we’re proud to announce the 2023 cohort of Exemplary Course Program Award winners and thank them for their commitment to engaging students and helping them achieve their goals.”

Howell is being recognized alongside other outstanding recipients on the Anthology website and in the Anthology Community. On this platform, the largest organized network of users connects, collaborates, and learns from their peers.

To learn more about the Exemplary Course Program, visit