A program on the California Missions has landed Fresno Pacific University a national award for interactive learning.
FPU is one of 40 cultural organizations to receive a 2011-2012 Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The Indianapolis-based nonprofit offers videoconferencing presentations from more than 200 museums, state parks, national historic sites and other organizations to educational outlets such as schools and senior citizens centers.
The goal of CILC is to advance learning through videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies. The awards are presented annually to providers who post the highest-rated programs for K-12 students or professional development for educators. Winners are determined by feedback from teachers who have used the presentations.