LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A UW-La Crosse professor has been named one of the nation's top innovators in digital education.
Mathematics Professor Bob Hoar, who also serves as the university's associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, was listed as one of the top 40 individuals and projects nationwide in the Technology Innovation in Education Yearbook.
Hoar was instrumental in spearheading the university's successful MOOC team. The university's College Readiness Math Massive Open Online Course developed by UW-L faculty and staff was the UW System's first MOOC and funded by a prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. It won a national award, the 2013 Desire2Excel Award for individuals, groups or organizations that display exemplary ingenuity, creativity and collaboration in empowering students to achieve their academic goals.
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