Chesterton Group selects AMVONET’s LCMS to create, manage and deliver online courses for K-12 districts across Ohio

Alliance, OH, April 2, 2013 –  Alliance, Ohio-based AMVONET has been selected by East Liverpool, Ohio-based Chesterton Group in a partnership to provide a southeastern Ohio high school with online college preparatory courses.  Together the companies plan to deliver courses in an asynchronous learning environment and move to a synchronous virtual learning environment (VLE) in the next phase of the project.  Internet penetration, mobile connectivity and data storage are sufficiently pervasive at a price point to allow e-Learning to be a highly cost-efficient solution. The timing is right for a big expansion in the use of e-Learning across a variety of industries like education, healthcare and corporate development and training.

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AMVONET, Chris Kiminas, comments, “We are excited the Chesterton Group selected AMVONET’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS) for this high school online education project.  We look forward to working with the Chesterton Group’s innovative project team and subject matter experts on creating and delivering these initial online courses.  It is a great partnership – we provide the management system technology and support and they design and create compelling content.”

According to IBIS Capital, Global e-Learning Investment Review in January of this year, “Both in the corporate training and educational markets, research consistently confirms an increasing demand for e-Learning solutions. In 1995, only 4% US corporations were using online learning – the figure today is 77%.”

AMVONET has created a comprehensive, integrated SaaS software suite consisting of an e-learning management system, a live web-conferencing and virtual classroom solution, and a content-authoring application. In addition to the K-12 and higher education markets, AMVONET offers distance-learning business and healthcare solutions for continuing education, corporate training, online collaboration and interactive recordings. AMVONET’s online system provides educators and trainers with everything they need to create, manage and share multimedia course content.

AMVONET/Chesterton Group Announcement

The Chesterton Group provides a comprehensive package of management services with an attitude of helping students succeed. The Chesterton Group offers services to school districts in the areas of:

  • Experienced licensed administrators in running and/or overseeing  day-to-day operations
  • Credentialed evaluators in the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and the new Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES)
  • Curriculum development and enhancement, which can be district specific according to their needs
  • Improving student achievement
  • Creating individual student learning plans
  • Student assessment and evaluation
  • Intervention programs both face-to-face and virtual tutoring programs
  • Integrating learning management systems to effectively track student progress

The Chesterton Group offers experienced administrators in running and/or overseeing the day-to-day operations of buildings such as graduation programs, State Testing Coordination programs, Curriculum Development including Intervention programs, and both face-to-face and virtual tutoring programs.  Chesterton Group CEO and President Jack Cunningham shares, “We selected AMVONET because we witnessed their capabilities and delivery of online education with other Ohio based school projects.  In addition to their innovative LCMS SaaS technology platform, AMVONET’s on-demand technical support fills a critical gap in supporting teachers and students during the online learning experience.

AMVONET is an active participant in the e-learning market, delivering services to university and corporate clients in addition to selling innovative products such as its fully-integrated software suite, the AMVONET Learning Content Management System.