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LON-CAPA software wins Sloan award

November 15, 2004

Award-winning online software is now being recognized after MSU's online teaching and learning software system, the LearningOnline Network Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach, or LON-CAPA, won an award from the Sloan Foundation.

The system will also be the first American program introduced into the German-based CampusSource software exchange, which helps educational institutions create the infrastructure necessary for new media in teaching.

"This is very nice, but not the greatest thing since sliced bread because we are one of five schools awarded," said Gerd Kortemeyer, LON-CAPA director and an assistant professor in the Lyman Briggs School. "I feel affirmed that what we have constructed here is useful and available beyond the boarders of MSU."

LON-CAPA is currently used by 21 colleges and universities, with more than 23,000 users each semester.

More than 12,000 MSU students log on in more than 400 course sections. In the first 16 days of the semester, more than 100,000 MSU student log-ins were registered.


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