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WSU Global Campus wins national Sloan award for quality online education

 

sloan-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Global Campus has won the Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education from the Sloan Consortium.

The award honors the Global Campus for its commitment to assessing and improving the quality of its online education programs through quantitative application of five quality pillars: Access, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, student satisfaction and faculty satisfaction.

“The Sloan-C Awards recognize the tremendous advances in online learning that result from the ideas and initiatives of individuals and colleges and universities globally,” said Meg Benke, president of Sloan-C’s board of directors. The consortium is a nonprofit professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-learning into the mainstream of education.

“This award is a testament to WSU’s pioneering work in technology-mediated instruction and our continuous pursuit of improving the educational experience for our students,” said Global Campus Vice President Dave Cillay. “It is also a testament to the vision of President Elson Floyd who understood the importance and potential of a Global Campus at WSU.”

WSU’s online degree program has won 10 awards from the University Continuing Education Association and five from the National University Telecommunication Network. In 2009, it was honored with the NUTN Institution Achievement award.

 

 

Contact:

Richard H. Miller, Global Campus senior marketing communications coordinator, 509-335-5711, millerr@wsu.edu