Retired instructional designer Frey honored for contributions to online learning

Barbara Frey, an instructional designer who retired from the University Center for Teaching and Learning in 2020 after nearly two decades of work, earned the Quality Matters Directors' Award for Exceptional Service during a Nov. 3 virtual conference for her contributions to quality assurance efforts with online and/or blended education at institutions and for learners.

“Over the past 15 years, I’ve volunteered many hours to promoting and improving online learning through Quality Matters,” Frey said.  “I am honored and touched by this award.”

Quality Matters is a leader in quality assurance for online education. In the early 2000s, it became one of the first organizations to standardize and certify online courses.