VALDOSTA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s online and distance education team has been named the regional winner for North America in the third annual Global Fix Your Content Challenge.
The challenge is sponsored by Anthology, “a leading provider of educational solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle,” college officials said in a statement. The challenge to educational institutions around the world is part of World Accessibility Awareness Day, which took place on May 19.
“Digital accessibility for distance and blended learning is more important than ever and we hope that institutions around the world will continue to prioritize efforts to ensure that learning experiences are more inclusive, equitable and accessible for all. students,” said Dan Loury, senior director of product management for Blackboard Ally at Anthology. “It is truly impressive to see the global higher education community rise to this challenge in support of learner success.”
The goal of the challenge is to identify course files that need accessibility fixes, college officials said.
“I’m very proud of the online instructors and distance learning team,” said Wiregrass President DeAnnia Clements. “Keeping our content error-free and accessible to everyone helps students succeed.”
Members of the online and distance learning team are Sabrina Cox, Dean of Distance Learning and Academic Success, Deanna Edwards, Director of Distance Learning, Jennifer Bevis, Distance Learning Specialist, and Kieandra Williams, Distance Learning Specialist.
Wiregrass is accepting new students for the fall semester. Fall classes begin August 16. Apply in person at the one-stop center or online at wiregrass.edu.