Anne Arundel Community College professor Donald P. Orso, Ph.D., has been named the Outstanding eLearning Educator for 2014 by the Instructional Technology Council. The runner-up teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Orso has been a professor of psychology at AACC since 1973 and began teaching online courses about 15 years ago when the college first started offering them. He designed the first online Introduction to Psychology course. The Instructional Technology Council is a national organization focused on sharing technologies and strategies to improve distance learning. It evaluates nominees on criteria that include creativity and innovation, strategies for helping students master the subject, use of a mix of instructional technologies, interactivity with students, communication ability, class management, group projects management, instruction effectiveness and retention strategies.