Bellevue University Recognized as National 'Learning Leader'

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Bellevue University has recently been honored for its state-of-the-art auditorium providing virtual training capabilities.

Bellevue University, a leader in distance learning and long recognized for its Cyber-Active® Learning format for online education, has won the Bersin and Associates 2006 Learning Leaders Program for Technology Excellence award.

Based on detailed criteria compiled over years of research, the Learning Leaders Program recognizes organizations, which have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and development resulting in significant business improvement.

Bellevue University was honored for its virtual, interactive Criss Auditorium, located inside the Hitchcock Humanities Center on the school's main campus. The auditorium was renovated in 2004, which offered an optimum time for Bellevue University to turn the facility into a high-tech presentation center with Web conferencing capability.

Judges considered those companies that are using technology a number of ways to enhance employee development and reach geographically dispersed audiences. Bellevue University has 11 learning sites in four states. Faculty and staff needed to connect but couldn't always get together in the same room. In addition, the University wanted to offer use of Criss Auditorium to the community when it wasn't being used by Bellevue University.

The solution turned Criss Auditorium into a place that could be used for either live or recorded delivery, saving the university both time and money.

Other companies honored, along with Bellevue University, are Caterpillar, General Motors, online broker Scottrade, retailer Saks, Inc., and MetLife.

As a 2006 Learning Leader, Bellevue University will be featured as part of a series of case studies and articles to be published in Elearning! Magazine. In addition, Bellevue University will participate in an upcoming Web seminar. More details about the award and all the winning organizations appear in the cover story of the Winter 2007 issue of Elearning! Magazine. To read the cover story, go to

For more information please contact Jason Keese at (402) 557-7368.

Note to media professionals: For more information on Bellevue University, visit

Bellevue University is a recognized national leader in providing post-secondary education opportunities for working adults. A private, non-profit institution, Bellevue University serves students at 11 learning sites in four states, as well as worldwide through its online learning platform, Cyber-Active® Learning. Bellevue University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit



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