Detlefsen wins WISE honor


Ellen DetlefsenEllen Detlefsen, lead faculty for the Medical Librarianship/Informatics Specialization in the MLIS Program, will receive a 2007 WISE Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Online Education.  Dr. Detlefsen will receive the award at the WISE Best Practices for Online Pedagogy Workshop at the Association for Library and Information Science Education on January 8, 2008.

This award is given to faculty nominated by WISE students from institutions other than the faculty member's home institution.  Students in Applications in Medical Informatics who do NOT attend the University of Pittsburgh nominated Dr. Detlefsen for this award.

At the January 8 ceremony, all WISE Faculty of Year awardees receive a crystal WISE globe to illustrate the global network of WISE consortium members and online students.

Web-based Information Science Education (WISE) is a collaborative distance education model that increases the quality, access, and diversity of online education opportunities in Library and Information Science.  The WISE consortium has grown to 15 members and has offered over 200 courses to over 300 students since 2004.  The consortium feels that it is important to honor best practices in online education with the WISE Faculty of the Year Awards given to faculty selected by students who have taken courses as part of the WISE consortium.