Barry Dahl Receives National Innovation Award

The League for Innovation in the Community College has announced its “Innovations of the Year”? for 2006 and a Lake Superior College Virtual Campus project is among the winners.

The League recognized Lake Superior College for developing outstanding online learning opportunities that tie together distance education with distance athletic events. In each of the three classes, students train via an Internet-delivered course and training program for marathon-length events. The final exam is participation in either Grandma’s Marathon (running), the NorthShore Inline Marathon (skating), or the American Birkebeiner (Nordic skiing). LSC has negotiated exclusive relationships with these three world-class events, which are among the largest and best-known competitions in North America. In the first year, 87 students signed up for the courses from forty different cities and five states.

Barry Dahl, Lake Superior College’s vice president for technology and the Virtual Campus, was selected to receive the 2006 Innovation Award for his work in planning, designing, and implementing three unique online physical education courses.

To learn more about the League for Innovation in the Community College and the 2006 Innovations of the Year, visit