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December 11, 2002

Wilhelm receives Delta Pi Epsilon Award

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. William J. Wilhelm, assistant professor of administrative systems and business education in the organizational department at Indiana State University, has been presented the Delta Pi Epsilon Outstanding Instructional Practices Award for 2002.

He received the award for his paper presentation, "Teaching Communications Online Using the Master Teacher Model," Nov. 23 at the Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference in Cleveland. The paper addresses the issues and pedagogical structure for teaching large numbers of distance education students utilizing a variety of electronic tools and methodologies.

"As instructor of record for an intensive online business communication course here at Indiana State University, I have come to realize that creating a 'personalized' educational environment for online learners is at the same time critical for student success and very difficult to pull off given the boundaries of separation inherent in Web-based classes," Wilhelm said. "I hope that this paper and journal article can help other faculty members implement effective online learning methods to the benefit of all their distance learners."

The paper will be published in the next issue of the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal and Wilhelm also received a cash award.

Wilhelm earned an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State University in 1998; master's degree in education from Arizona State in 1996; post-baccalaureate initial teacher certification in secondary education from Arizona State in 1994 and bachelor's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1969.

Delta Pi Epsilon is a national graduate honorary society for professionals who support and promote scholarship, leadership, and cooperation toward the advancement of education for and about business.


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