Here's another "feather in the cap of the mitten." Michigan Virtual University was just honored by Brandon Hall Group with an Excellence Award for Best Learning Team for their "Michigan LearnPort" program.

From their press release:

Michigan teachers, administrators and other staff use the portal to earn recertification credits and take compliance and professional development (PD) courses. Michigan LearnPort offers more than 1,000 high-quality online courses and recorded more than 30,000 course enrollments in the past fiscal year.

Underpinning Michigan LearnPort is a software product provided by Meridian Knowledge Solutions called the Meridian Global LMS. This software links people to courses, documents, data, instructors and other learners at any time from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

“Our goals are to harness the Internet to consolidate PD resources, offer teachers a new way of learning and create efficiencies for the K-12 community,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, president and CEO of MVU.

This award underscores the validity and the value of these goals and highlights this meaningful innovation in K-12 education in Michigan.

“We’re pleased to know an industry leader like Brandon Hall Group recognizes the positive impact and multiple benefits of Michigan LearnPort,” Fitzpatrick said.