Nan Bayster Ridgeway, left, stands with 2012 DETC Distinguished Service Award recipient Mr. Fred Roberts.
The DETC Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals inside the distance education field for their special outstanding service that has enhanced the image of distance education or significantly furthered the work of the Distance Education and Training Council. Mr. Fred Roberts, one of the 2012 recipients of the award, recently received his commemorative plaque.
Mr. Fred Roberts is President of a professional consulting practice dedicated to assisting senior-level leaders and managers improve workplace and workforce performance. Mr. Roberts has over 25 years of experience as an instructional designer, performance consultant, and manager of technology-based learning systems. Fred has served as the Assistant Director for Training and Technology with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as the Director of Distance Learning & Technology at the Marine Corps Institute and as Head of Formal Schools Evaluation with the Naval Health Sciences Education and Training Command.
Fred holds a B.S. in Health Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Human Development from George Washington University. He is a certified facilitator for the Covey Leadership Institute’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and is a recipient of the Hopkins Fellows in Change Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has served on more than 30 DETC on-site evaluations, usually in the position as Chair.
Fred has been one of the most reliable, hard-working, insight-providing and enthusiastic members of DETC’s Corps of Evaluators. His frequent presentations at DETC workshops for over a decade have helped raise the level of excellence in education in DETC institutions. Any DETC members attending one of the dozen Education Workshops held at the University of Notre Dame over the years will be sure to recall Fred’s colorful talks of how to write performance-based learning objectives, and his famous Notre Dame video enhanced lecture featuring the LAMBERT AIRPLANE DRIVING SCHOOL is now DETC legend!
His insights and knowledge of the very best educational practices, particularly in curricula design tactics, have helped a generation of distance study educators enhance their institution’s educational materials and learning outcomes.
For all these reasons, and for many more, DETC is proud to present Mr. Fred Roberts with the DETC Distinguished Service Award.
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