UNMCE Wins LERN 2011 Best Web Site Award

The University of New Mexico Continuing Education (UNMCE) has been awarded Top Web Site of 2011 for excellence in Web Site Design by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association in lifelong learning.

UNMCE received this award for their work on the CE Blog, the website you are currently viewing. The site was recognized for having strong visual elements, more concise copy, use of color, simple design, stong visual hierarchy and marketing tag-lines. All of these elements enhance the user experience. UNMCE has worked to integrate the blog with their Social Media campaigns are achieved through links to Youtube videos and a feed from their Twitter account. The site also offers a page where visitors can engage in discussion through comments and feedback.

The award recognizes Kim Halpern, Marketing Director and Jeremy Jaramillo, Web Designer. The marketing team who help maintain the site includes Sarah Scott, Deborah Kastman and Paige Brown.

LERN’s primary criterion in selecting exemplary programs was the quality of being at the leading edge of the field of lifelong learning.  In addition, the following criteria are considered: originality, innovation, appropriateness and adaptability as a model for other programs, replicability, and measurable outcomes.  Julie Coates, Vice President of Information Services for LERN, said that this year’s award nominees were among the highest quality ever submitted.  University of New Mexico Continuing Education’s program was selected from a field of more than 100 entries from four countries.

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Learn more about UNM Continuing Education at http://dce.unm.edu

Learn more about LERN at http://lern.org

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