Colorado Mountain College educator wins e-learning award |

Colorado Mountain College educator wins e-learning award

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

Colorado Mountain College’s Alice Bedard-Voorhees has been named “eLearning Educator of Year.”

The community college’s Eagle County campus is in Edwards.

Bedard-Voorhees, the college’s director of innovations for teaching and learning, says her passion for distance learning began in the 1970s, when she drove a mobile classroom to Indian reservations in North and South Dakota. She says her passion for such learning has only increased as technology has advanced.

Bedard-Voorhees was honored recently at the annual conference of the eLearning Consortium of Colorado.

“Alice has been a leader in e-learning here in Colorado for many years,” said Phyllis Dobson, of Colorado Community Colleges Online, who nominated Bedard-Voorhees for the award. “She is creative, extremely knowledgeable and willing to investigate new technologies for teaching and learning.”

E-learning includes lessons that are taught by television, e-mail, correspondence, cellular phones or the Internet, Bedard-Voorhees says.

Bedard-Voorhees earned a doctorate in distance education from Capella University in Minnesota and has a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in American studies. She has been working in online teaching and joined the Colorado Mountain College in the summer of 2007.

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