Council on Postsecondary Education
Council on Postsecondary Education's IT Team wins ‘Best of Kentucky’ Award for best application serving the public
The Council on Postsecondary Education's IT Team has earned a “Best of Kentucky Award” for the best application serving the public. The award, presented by the Commonwealth Office of Technology and Government Technology Magazine at the annual Kentucky Digital Summit, recognizes outstanding individuals and programs that have made information technology contributions to the public sector.
The team earned the award for developing the Kentucky Virtual Campus' student information system, the Virtual Campus Navigator or vCN, which went live this past year.
Virtual Campus Navigator is a robust standards-based system which provides students and faculty a single point of entry to multiple student information and learning management systems, and the Commonwealth’s ePAY Gateway. In addition, the application’s Web Services interfaces eliminate manual data entry, reducing staff time and improving data accuracy, as well as being a cost-savings element in the daily operations of the KYVC.
“We are simply delighted to win the 'Best of Kentucky' award in this category. The vCN is a creative, unique and resourceful use of technology as it improves services, creates efficiencies and streamlines business practices,” stated Bob King, president of the Council.
As a nationally recognized leader in providing online services, the Kentucky Virtual Campus hosts the commonwealth’s online course catalog for postsecondary, K-12, professional development and adult education. The mission of KYVC is to serve as a statewide advocate for access to learning through technology, a convener of partners that use resources effectively, and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in eLearning. KYVC strives to be a technology-based clearinghouse for quality online college courses, professional development, and supplemental studies.