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CDU top of the class for online learning

Denise Horvath and Jackie Wynne are part of CDU’s Learnline Development and Training team which helped the university earn a Blackboard Hall of Fame Award.
Denise Horvath and Jackie Wynne are part of the CDU team which helped the university earn a Blackboard Inclusive Education award.

Charles Darwin University has been recognised as one of the leading institutions in the world for online learning after receiving a Blackboard Hall of Fame Award. 

The university, which has been a client of Blackboard’s since 2001, received the award for “Providing Thought Leadership or Innovation in Education”. 

CDU was one of only seven Blackboard clients worldwide to receive the award and the only client in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The award recognises high-performing and exceptional client partners of Blackboard, which is CDU’s online learning management system. 
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the university had taken specific steps to improve the online educational experience for all learners.  

“We have always prided ourselves in being a leader in E-learning and teaching distance education and are proud to join a select group of institutions from around the world who have received this award,” he said.  

“I want to recognise the work of many areas of the university in driving innovation in our online platform.

“This award recognises our significant relationship working with Blackboard in developing innovative ways of teaching and learning.”  

The university also picked up a Blackboard award for "Inclusive Education". 

CDU is currently rolling out Blackboard’s Learn Ultra program, with more than 30 courses transitioned, and also uses Ally, Collaborate, A4L and Student Services.

More information about the award can be found here.