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We take great pride in the instructional projects we produce. We value collaboration with the faculty and instructional staff at Regent University to help advance Christian leaders. Review CTL's awards and the award-winning projects that CTL has helped produce.


CITE 2013 Excellence in Online Teaching Administrator: Ginger Zillges

Ginger Zillges, award winnerThe CITE 2013 Excellence in Online Teaching Administrator recipient is Ginger Zillges, Assistant Vice President of Online Learning & Instructional Technology at Regent University. Ms. Zillges was chosen for her contributions and dedication to online learning at Regent University. She oversees the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) where she has developed an award-winning team of instructional designers and technologists. Navigating strategic partnerships, she contributed to developing quality online curriculum, faculty development programs, and support services. In honor of Ms. Zillges' award, Pearson Learning gave Regent University a $1,000 scholarship for a Regent student. CTL was previously awarded the Sloan-Consortium for Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching. In addition to leading CTL, Ms. Zillges is in her final year in the Instructional Design and Technology Ph.D program at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Regent University has a strong commitment to quality online programs and participates in the Quality Matters Peer Review Program.


2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award: Exemplary Course - Blackboard 9.1 Advanced

Lena MaslennikovaThe Blackboard Catalyst Awards honor those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences in 11 categories. Blackboard 9.1 Advanced is a CTL professional development course for Regent faculty that has just won The Exemplary Course Award from Blackboard. Dr. Lena Maslennikova is the course designer and instructor for the course.   

The Exemplary Course Award recognizes faculty and course designers around the world who develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning. Courses are evaluated in four major areas (Course Design, Interaction & Collaboration, Assessment and Learner Support) by a peer group of Blackboard clients, a Reviewer Council, and Directors. Participants' engagement and collaboration were the most important criteria for the course evaluators when they considered 168 courses that had been submitted for this award.


2010 Blackboard Exemplary Course - COMM 250: History of Communication

BbExemplary copy.pngFaculty member Dr. Bill Ventura accepted a Blackboard Exemplary Course Award for his online course COMM 250: History of Communication, which he developed in collaboration with Regent University's CTL Instructional Designer, Mike Pregitzer. This award recognizes educational excellence in four categories: course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support; and is part of Blackboard's Exemplary Course Program, which is designed to gather and disseminate best pedagogical and design practices. Dr. Ventura and Mr. Pregitzer's course was chosen from a pool of 48 submissions reviewed by a panel of peers and course design experts.

During the development of this course, Dr. Ventura worked closely with Mike to integrate course design, objectives, content, assessment, and learner support. Together, they found various ways to engage learners, such as: audio interviews, video introductions, text readings, and weekly audio summaries. Concerning the process of developing this course, Dr. Ventura states, "Working with Mike Pregitzer from CTL is an enjoyable experience that produces proven, excellent results. My students continue to comment very positively on the layout of my courses and the logical presentation of the content."


2009 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching

The Sloan Consortium is an international organization dedicated to integrating online education into the main stream of higher education. The Sloan-C awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in Asynchronous Learning Networks and celebrates the creative spirit that improves the quality of online learning and program development.

Read the October 6, 2009 announcement



CenterPointEach month CenterPoint brings you news you can use on the latest in technology and pedagogy. Viewers learn firsthand what their colleagues are accomplishing and find out the current CTL training offerings.


  • 2009 "Gold" Davey Award
  • 2009 Aegis Award


Missing Persons Dilemma

CTL collaborated with Professor Charles Oates, Director of the Law Library and Professor for the Regent University School of Law on this project. The goal of this video case study was to enhance the classroom experience among Regent Law students studying legal ethics.

Watch the Missing Persons Dilemma video
View Professor Oates Showcase presentation

Read the November 8, 2007 announcement
Read the March 11, 2008 announcement


  • 2008 Telly Award (for academic use)
  • 2008 Telly Award (for work produced with a low budget)
  • 2008 Communicator Award of Distinction
  • 2007 "Silver" Davey Award


Course Design for Journalism 640: Web Publishing

Blackboard greenhouseDeveloped with Regent's Vice President of Information Technology, Tracy Stewart, this course received the Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Award in 2007. The Exemplary Course Award recognizes courses that model best practices in learning, course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation, meaningful technology use, and learner support. Journalism 640 was chosen from over 90 submissions and was recognized for its high level of course organization and student interaction contributing to effective student learning.

Stewart reflects on the experience, saying "...while I do consider myself a content expert in the subject area I was teaching, I was not a seasoned instructor.  I was actually new to teaching and did not exactly know how to approach the instructional development of my online course.  So, I went to the professionals and collaborated with CTL.  I received a Blackboard Exemplary Course Award at the Blackboard World Conference in 2007... this says a lot about what CTL contributes to faculty!"


One More Chance

One More ChanceCTL collaborated with Dr. Mark Blagen, School of Psychology & Counseling, to write, direct, produce and edit the "One More Chance" video. The purpose of the video is to challenge students' beliefs concerning addictive behavior.

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View the "making of"


  • 2005 "Silver" Davey Award
  • 2005 Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence
  • 2005 AEGIS Award
  • 2006 Telly Award


Useless Eaters

Useless EatersDeveloped from the article by Dr. Mark Mostert, this website describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and during the early years of World War II.

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  • 2004 American Association of Webmasters, "Gold" Award
  • 2004 Mackey Advanced Web Design Award, "Gold" Award
  • 2004 AG&H Education Site Awards
  • 2004 Artsy Award, "Gold" Award
  • 2005 Horizon Interactive, "Silver" Award
  • 2005 Webby Worthy Award
  • USA Today Hot Site - 02/03/2005

"As a group, people with physical and mental disabilities have been mistreated in just about every society throughout recorded history. This Regent University pop-up site provides an audio-visual trip into a disturbingly profound ethical issue and a period in Nazi Germany that easily ranks among the worst of times for these individuals. Based on a paper written from a religious perspective by Dr. Mark Mostert (full-text provided on the site), this beautifully presented multimedia essay deserves to win many, many awards."

- Shannon Gazze, USA Today Hot Sites


CPS Commercial on CBN - Working Mom

Mom CommercialProduced to promote Regent Undergrad (formerly known as CPS), CTL developed this spot for a CBN audience.

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  • 2004 Communicator Award of Distinction
  • 2005 Telly Award


CPS Commercial on CBN - Tech Guy

Tech Guy CommercialOne of several spots created for broadcast on the 700 Club, this commercial is a perfect example of the type of professional-quality product CTL consistently creates. This spot was produced to promote Regent Undergrad (formerly CPS).

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  • 2004 Communicator Award of Excellence



FERPAThis video was produced for the training of FERPA, The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. CTL used a host, dramatic recreations and "man on the street" interviews to address legal and ethical concerns as related to FERPA. CTL worked with Althea Bishard and Celia Seagraves in the Registrar's office to develop this video.

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  • 2005 Telly Award


The Virtual Message Center

Virtual MessageDeveloped to enhance Regent's online classroom environment these seamless video segments can introduce students to the week's subject matter.

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  • 2005 MarCom "Gold" Award


New Faculty Orientation Video

New Faculty OrientationThis video was created to welcome new faculty members to Regent University. 

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  • 2005 MarCom "Gold" Award


Regent IT Information Security CampaignPassword Poster

This campaign was produced to help the Regent community stay up-to-date on information security and the appropriate use of university information systems. It included 5 posters and 3 videos incorporating the slogans, "Be Regent Safe," and "Be Regent Smart." The campaign addressed password security, spam and phishing, workplace security, and intellectual property.


  • 2006 "Silver" Telly Award "You Like Your Stuff So Do They"
  • 2006 "Bronze" Telly Award "Thou Shalt Not Steal"

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About the Awards

Sloan-C is an association of institutions and organizations engaged in the enhancement of online learning. The Sloan Consortium annual awards recognize effectiveness and outstanding work in the field of online learning.

The Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Earning a Telly Award is a significant creative achievement.

The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "creative David's" where strength comes from ideas, intelligence and out-of-the-box thinking, not a "Giant's" bankroll.

The Communicator Awards is an international awards program founded by communication professionals to recognize excellence in the communication field. The Crystal Award of Excellence is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field. The Award of Distinction is awarded for projects that exceed industry standards in production communication skills.

AEGIS entries are judged against a high standard of excellence and do not compete directly with each other so Winners are decided on their own merits rather than by direct comparison to others.

The MarCom Creative Awards is an international competition. The award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry. The MarCom mission is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity and hard work of marketing and communication professionals.