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Mohawk College professor Shaun Iles wins Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Mohawk professor Shaun Iles was one of four educators from across North America to receive an online learning excellence awards from Pearson.

Shaun was recognized with a 2015 Excellence in Online Teaching Award for building a fully gamified online course in sustainability where students move through the course content at their own pace. To engage students, Shaun uses a host of technology tools, including intelligent agents, simulators, blogs and virtual conferences. Shaun's course is used to teach other educators how to use custom grading formulations, module gating, bonuses, peer evaluation and gaming to increase retention rates, grades and student satisfaction.

Pearson also presented awards of excellence to educators at Drexel University, Ryerson University and Berklee College of Music. Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries.