Muskingum Valley ESC Recognized with Award

by WHIZ Reporter on August 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center’s Distance Learning Program is receiving some recognition for work inside the classroom.

The center was one of seven academic institutions in the state recognized for interactive learning with the CILC Pinnacle award for outstanding K-12 standards-based interactive videoconferencing programs.

Distance Learning Coordinator Leslie Charles said those using the technology have access to a more modern world of learning.

"The pinnacle award is based on evaluation for either the students or the teachers that are accessing the information, said Charles,  "and it’s based on presenter effectiveness, interactivity, and knowledge about the content."

Charles said the award shines light on the other services that the center provides within the county and around the world.

"We currently deliver lessons in over 36 states and in several provinces in Canada and if you tell someone in the community, they have no idea that that’s something that we do here in Zanesville and it’s really nice that we were recognized for that," added Charles.

Charles added that with tighter budgets, many schools are using videoconferencing and distance learning classes to meet their educational needs.