IST doctoral students receive award

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Victoria Abramenka-Lachheb and Ahmed Lachheb

Victoria Abramenka-Lachheb and Ahmed Lachheb, both doctoral students in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology, were recently awarded the Nova Southeastern University Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design by the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT).

Victoria and Ahmed won the award for designing three courses: Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Gerontology; Health, Aging and Diverse Populations; and Assessment and Planning in Public Health. Both remarked they were honored, humbled and thankful for the award.

“It is a pleasure indeed to know that our design work is appreciated and making a difference in the lives of who we are serving—students and faculty. This award motivates us to continue doing our best work in designing instructional solutions that can truly improve human learning and performance in diverse contexts,” Ahmed said.

Victoria and Ahmed’s School of Education faculty advisors and mentors are Gamze Ozogul and Elizabeth Boling; they were nominated by two faculty from the Indiana University School of Public Health, Lisa Huber and Kristin Hobson.

This award is given to a graduate student who has designed exemplary instructional materials and was presented on October 23, 2019, at the 2019 AECT International Conference held in Las Vegas, NV.