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Open College at Kaplan University Recognized with 2015 Open Education Award for Excellence

Apr. 9, 2015

DAVENPORT, IA – (April 9, 2015) – Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) has been recognized with a 2015 Open Education Award for Outstanding Site from the Open Education Consortium (OEC). This is the first award win for OC@KU.

“The award itself is recognition that, as a team, we have built something that is very special. At its core, OC@KU is a great team of very capable people who believe passionately about open learning’s transformative power and possibilities,” said Dr. Peter Smith, President of OC@KU.

Comprised of educators and open education advocates from around the world, the Open Education Awards Committee reviews and selects winners. According to the OEC, Sites, Courses and Projects are produced in a variety of languages and developed by institutions and organizations committed to increasing access to high quality education for everyone.

The Open Education Awards for Excellence provide annual recognition to outstanding contributions in the Open Education Consortium community. These awards recognize distinctive open education sites, technological innovations, notable open courses, and exemplary leaders in Open Education worldwide. The awards are announced before the Open Education Global Conference, which takes place in Banff, Alberta, Canada April, 22-24 2015.

About Open College at Kaplan University

Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) offers a new way of approaching traditional education. OC@KU is a sense-making venture that combines open-access, self-paced, and relevant courses with the opportunity to earn college credit in a one-stop environment. Built on a proprietary platform, OC@KU uses technology to bring together the use of open courses, assessments, and learning resources to provide learners a personalized learning path, informal or formal. Kaplan University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses.

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