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Adventures in Health Science and Medicine® Wins Distance Learning Innovation Award

by Stefanie Steele, Cleveland Clinic
5/24/2018 10:21:27 AM

On April 30, 2018, two members of the Civic Education team – Tom Miller and Bryan Pflaum – traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) 2018 International Distance Learning Awards, where the Adventures in Health Science and Medicine® (AHSM®) program was honored with the organization's prestigious Innovation Award.

According to the USDLA’s website, these awards are presented annually to organizations and individuals, and recognize seven categories of excellence:

  1. Student Achievement Award
  2. Global Impact Award
  3. Excellence in Teaching/Training Award
  4. Innovation Award
  5. Outstanding Leadership Award
  6. 21st Century Distance Learning Award
  7. Quality Research Paper Award

The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards were created to acknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary achievements through the use of online, videoconferencing, and satellite/video delivery technologies globally.

The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards are presented to five major sectors of distance learning, education and training to include the Pre-K – 12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government and Telehealth markets.

The Civic Education team was thrilled that AHSM® was recognized as an innovative K-12 program by the USDLA. According to Tom Miller, Manager of Connected Learning, the program was designed "to blend interactive webinars, hands-on activities, and collaborative discussions facilitated by Cleveland Clinic caregivers to promote science literacy and career exploration for middle school students. Having the program recognized as an innovation in distance learning by the USDLA is truly validating."

For more information on this story, please contact Tom Miller at millert14@ccf.org.