Austin, TX, December 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Jack Merrill, a long time Real Estate and Appraisal instructor for Champions School of Real Estate® has become the first real estate instructor in Texas to earn the Certified Distance Education Instructor™ (CDEI) designation. The CDEI™ program is designed for those schools and instructors who offer education courses through a variety of distance education delivery methods such as the Internet, CBT and video-conferencing.
“When I was asked by Rita Santamaria to earn this designation, I jumped at the opportunity. Online courses and computer-based training are becoming more and more prevalent in the educational field and I wanted to learn about educational theory in these delivery methods and see how issues such as learning styles, motivation, and assessment are applied in the online education context. Champions School of Real Estate® has always been progressive with technology and they are committed to investing in their instructors maintaining a superior competency in teaching” stated Jack Merrill long time Champions School of Real Estate® instructor.
As of January 1, 2009 instructor(s) associated with distance education courses being submitted for ARELLO and/or IDECC (re)certification will be required to have the CDEI™ designation. ARELLO-IDECC requires a qualified instructor to be associated with every certified course.
Champions School of Real Estate® is owned by Rita Santamaria and has been providing the highest quality education for Texas real estate agents since 1983 with online courses and campuses in Dallas, Forth Worth, Houston, San Antonio and satellite campuses across the state – including Austin. Champions also provides Loan Officer/Mortgage Broker, Inspector and Appraiser Licensing and Continuing Education courses.