EWC Recognized with UW and Other College with Innovation Award

Monday, December 20th, 2010

December 20, 2010
TORRINGTON, WY –
Eastern Wyoming College together with the other Wyoming Community College and the University of Wyoming have been recognized by the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS) for the WyCLASS website which is a project developed by WyDEC.
WyDEC is the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium and its members are the Wyoming Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming. EWC distance education courses are posted on the WyCLASS website each term and faculty advisors use the website to help EWC students locate distance education courses from other colleges. The WyCLASS website also helps students from other colleges register for EWC distance education courses.
The WyCLASS website won a first place award for the Administrative Core area. Although this website is a statewide site, it was a collaborative effort involving EWC Instructional Technologist Aaron Bahmer. This honor recognizes his dedication to distance education at EWC and around the state.
Bahmer shared the following, “I have a feeling of pride, knowing that this vision of Wyoming distance educators has been recognized as a useful tool for students.”
“Aaron has been an integral part of the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium since its beginning. One of the challenges facing us was how to share information about distance courses statewide. The web page was a result of that and the fact that it has won an award is an honor for Aaron and group. It also speaks highly of how well all of the community colleges and the University of Wyoming representatives work together to help Wyoming students,” added EWC Vice President for Learning Dr. Dee Ludwig.

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