Lone Star College-Online receives international awards

Published on: May 27, 2009

Lone Star College-Online received international recognition as the winner of two awards – a bronze and a best in category – in the IMS Global Learning Consortium’s Learning Impact Award competition on May 14.

“We are thrilled to be acknowledged for these awards,” said William Durham, associate vice chancellor of LSC-Online.

 “LSC-Online was recognized for its ability to meet the needs of the online community,” Durham said. “It’s important to note that we had some tough competition – Lone Star College is the only two-year institution member of this global consortium.”

The IMS Global Learning Consortium is a global, nonprofit group that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in the education and corporate learning sectors worldwide. The Learning Impact Awards are designed by the group to recognize the most impactful use of technology in support of learning, across all education segments and in all regions of the world.

The IMS Global Learning Consortium entry for LSC-Online was entitled “Faculty Orientation for Online Teaching” and involves the ongoing training modules that assist Lone Star College System faculty with effective practices to enhance the online content for students. This single entry brought home both of the awards, the bronze overall and the best in its category for “Professional Development Solution.”

The 36 finalists presented their projects as part of the consortium’s award event, held May 14 and according to IMS Global Learning Consortium officials, this year’s conference featured a record attendance of global leaders from 25 countries and six continents.

LSC-Online, once called eCollege, is the online learning division for LSCS. Already, LSCS enrolled more than 16,000 online students this spring semester, and the number is growing dramatically.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 50,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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