Carl Doige (left) receives a teaching excellence award from Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton.

Carl Doige (left) receives a teaching excellence award from Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton.

Tech-loving prof earns college award

Carl Doige is is known for his use of various innovative learner-centred teaching techniques

An engaging teaching style, combined with a passion for embracing technology in the classroom, has earned a Vernon professor Okanagan College’s teaching excellence award.

Carl Doige, who also volunteers his time as the main organizer of the Science in Society Speaker Series, received the award at the college’s recent employee excellence awards presentation.

“The teaching excellence at Okanagan College, combined with strong ties to the local community, is what makes a difference for students attending the Vernon campus,” said Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton.

As a first- and second-year chemistry professor Doige is is known for his use of various innovative learner-centred teaching techniques in the classroom, including introducing clicker technology.

These hand-held devices allow students to respond instantly, yet anonymously, to various questions Doige poses throughout his lectures.

Doige was one of many employees honoured with an Employee Excellence Award.

Melissa Munn, who teaches sociology and interdisciplinary studies at the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses, also received a teaching excellence award.