WebAssign Users Group Meeting Set for June 27-28 in North Carolina
200 STEM educators to descend on Raleigh for annual event
RALEIGH, N.C., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 13th annual WebAssign Users Group (WAUG) meeting is scheduled for June 27-28 here at the new Hunt Library and College of Engineering on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. More than 200 educators from across the nation, all leaders in STEM education, are expected to attend.
This year’s WAUG meeting will celebrate the 15th anniversary of WebAssign, which is the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students.
“Our registration numbers have consistently increased over the years, and it appears as though we will hit a record this year,” said Mark Santee, vice president of product and marketing, WebAssign. “It is a gratifying validation of our mission to improve teaching and learning. And we’re proud again to bring so many dedicated STEM faculty to the Raleigh area.”
Registration is open now, there is no fee to attend, and space is limited. Last year, more than 150 teachers attended WAUG.
WAUG ’13 registrants will learn about WebAssign’s innovative features that increase student engagement and learning, and will have the opportunity to meet with other adopters to exchange ideas about what has been working in their respective courses. In addition, attendees will have a chance to meet with WebAssign developers, experts, and executive team members.
N.C. State’s Centennial Campus is just 10 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
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WebAssign is the leading provider of powerful online instructional tools for faculty and students. Partnering with all major textbook publishers, WebAssign offers customizable pre-coded questions from a wide range of math and science textbooks along with easy-to-use tools that allow instructors to create their own questions. To date, more than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and practice problems. In return, the students have received millions of pages of feedback on their work. During any one term, more than one million students are using WebAssign at over 2,300 educational institutions worldwide.
Based on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., and with 200 employees WebAssign is one of the largest technology “startups” in Research Triangle Park (RTP). Incubated on the N.C. State University campus in 1997, WebAssign has a strong history of innovation, technology leadership and profitable growth. In 2013, the company became a “benefit corporation,” with a social mission to promote, support and improve education and learning.
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