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WCET WOW Award was a 2007 recipient of the award.

WOW Award Honors Five for Outstanding Use of Educational Technology


The WCET Awards Committee recently named five new recipients of its WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award. “The WOW Award represents a way to recognize and celebrate the best and most promising practices within the WCET community,” said Paul Wasko, WCET Awards Committee chair and assistant director for e-learning services for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Recipients of the 2007 award are:

  • Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium: A Multi-state Collaborative eTutoring Program. is a collaborative online tutoring program serving students at 33 colleges in seven states. Each partner institution provides tutors who are centrally trained to assure quality. Sharing tutors through enables each partner institution to offer its students tutoring services in a wider variety of disciplines for more hours per day. Contact: Carolyn Rogers,
  • American Academy McAllister Institute (AAMI) of Funeral Service: The Online College for Funeral Service Education. Seeking to meet a large national unmet need, AAMI decided to launch a comprehensive, fully online degree program in funeral service. Starting from scratch, AAMI rallied its faculty , sought contracted advice, and offered all its courses online (except for a clinical capstone experience) in less than one year. Contact: Regina T. Smith,
  • Kansas State University for ExpanSIS: A Multi-Institutional Student Information System. Developed by K-State’s Institute for Academic Alliances and Office of Mediated Education, this service meets the needs of consortia where students register at their local institution for courses taught by a partner institution. ExpanSIS is a secure, web-based system that facilitates the exchange of course and student information among partner institutions. Contact: Debra Wood,
  • Minnesota Online: Support Center. Created by agencies interested in fostering student- and customer-centered services, the Support Center meets the needs of high school students, college students, active-duty military, and veterans throughout the state and throughout the world. Users may search online FAQs, ask questions online, obtain help through online chats, or call for assistance. Contact: Teresa Theisen,
  • Rio Salado College: Online Teacher Education Program “Virtual Practicum” Experience. Through professionally developed videos, students learn about classroom situations that that they might not encounter through their normal practicum or student-teaching experience. The Virtual Practicums are created by master teachers in areas that students find difficult, such as phonics, classroom management, and structured English immersion. Contact: Janet Johnson,

WOW Award recipients will be honored at the WCET Annual Conference. Along with some returning WOW recipients from recent years, they will present more details on their innovative programs. accepts WOW Award
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