Kennesaw State University’s Distance Learning Center honored by Campus Technology magazine

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Center recognized for its evaluation system of massive open online courses KENNESAW, Ga.  (…

Georgia (Jul 10, 2014)Center recognized for its evaluation system of massive open online courses

KENNESAW, Ga.  (July 10, 2014) — A leader in online learning, Kennesaw State University was among 11 universities honored with a Campus Technology Innovators Award by Campus Technology magazine for innovative and visionary technology project leadership.

The University was recognized in the Administrative Systems category for its Virtual Assessment Center, a tool created and used to assess Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), KSU’s newest learning model.

“Our process and business model – and the application we developed –answered how to evaluate and accept MOOCs for credit,” said Elke Leeds, assistant vice president, technology-enhanced education. “We created a turnkey approach so faculty could easily assess MOOCs.”

Each year, the Campus Technology Innovators Awards recognize exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative technology vendor partners that have taken technology to extraordinary new heights to meet today’s challenges on campus.

This year, 11 universities were honored from 215 nominations submitted for Campus Technology’s 10th annual awards in six different categories. 

“The 2014 Campus Technology Innovators are an extraordinary group of technology leaders in higher education. I'm pleased to congratulate all of the awardees for their innovative work and recognize the technologies that have helped their projects succeed,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor, Campus Technology.

This year’s honorees will be recognized with a special feature in the July all-digital issue of Campus Technology magazine and an awards ceremony at the Campus Technology 2014 conference in Boston July 28-31.

For more information on Campus Technology magazine’s 2014 Innovator Awards, visit the website at

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit