Meridian Helps Michigan Virtual University Earn Spot on Learning! 100

Meridian Helps Michigan Virtual University Earn Spot on Learning! 100 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 --   The Elearning! Media
Group has named Michigan Virtual University(R) (MVU(R)) to the annual
Learning! 100 for creating an online program that helps teachers who
serve special education students as they transition from high school
graduation to life after school. 
Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading provider of learning
management systems, powers Michigan LearnPort(R), MVU's online portal
for K-12 teachers and school administrators. The Meridian Global LMS
delivers professional development training to school employees,
provides access to various educational resources, offers public and
private online collaboration spaces, and allows local administrators
to assign and report on training usage at a building or across a
Through the portal, teachers and staff receive instructional content
related to transition planning and transition assessment. The program
was part of a multi-prong effort to improve teachers and
administrators' federally mandated special education services. The
content also contributed to raising compliance rates in school
districts. In the year after the content was delivered, statewide
compliance rose from a very low rate to nearly 100 percent.  
"Michigan LearnPort and its partners created a virtual location to
post documents and other resources, review progress and keep a
calendar of milestones and progress for the special education
transition courses," said Jason Marentette, program manager for
Michigan LearnPort. "The innovation and collaboration that comes from
our partnership with Meridian made this program a success, and led to
the award." 
Michigan LearnPort and its extended team have created more courses
for the special education initiative. A fourth course about
post-school vision is in development.  
Michigan teachers, administrators and other staff use the e-learning
portal to earn recertification credits and take compliance and
professional development courses. Michigan LearnPort offers more than
1,000 high-quality online courses and recorded over 30,000 course
enrollments in the last fiscal year. 
The Elearning! Media Group publishes Elearning! and Government
Elearning! magazines. The publisher will honor the Learning! 100 at
the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo at an awards reception on
August 26, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. 
About MVU
 MVU is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation
established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion
for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan
Virtual School(R), Michigan LearnPort(R), and Michigan Virtual
Learning Research Institute(TM). 
About Meridian
 Meridian Knowledge Solutions is the #1-rated
human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a
documented customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides
integrated solutions for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active
users including AutoZone, Bell Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt
Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread, Sunrise Senior Living, U.S.
Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal, state and local
governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every
solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions,
listens and molds its solution to fit its customers' unique
requirements. Meridian offers SaaS, private cloud or on-premise
Meridian's flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates
advanced learning management, mobile learning, social learning,
e-commerce, learning content management, performance management and
workforce analytics into one fully integrated solution. Meridian also
provides strategic professional services, mobile and e-learning
courseware development and hosting services. Meridian is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To learn
more, visit, or follow Meridian on Twitter
Bill Perry
Mobile: 614-975-7538
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