Press Release - November 2008
Champions School of Real Estate Instructor Becomes First in Texas to Obtain the Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) Designation
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 InstructorT (CDEI) designation. The CDEIT 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 CDEIT designation. ARELLO-IDECC requires a qualified instructor to be associated with every certified course.
Champions School of Real Estate® has enjoyed serving Texas Real Estate agents for over 25 years. We provide award winning Texas pre-licensing and continuing education courses in multiple formats to fit your busy schedule. Choose from live classes, correspondence or online for real estate, loan officer, mortgage brokerage, appraiser and inspector professionals. Champions School of Real Estate's® education courses are supported by quality instructors, award winning curriculum and a customer focused staff whose mission is to ensure you achieve and maintain success in your real estate career. Campus locations are in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.