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2014-02-26 23:00:14

Interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks include student workbooks and teacher editions for grade bands K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, today released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available on iBooks. These iBooks Textbooks...

2014-02-04 08:40:21

In partnership with Dell, Lenovo and others, Microsoft offer will drive more than $1 billion of savings to help implement Windows-based tablets, laptops and devices in the classroom. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowering the barrier for public school districts nationwide to make the digital transition to state-of-the-art technology, Microsoft Corp. Tuesday announced a new educational offer to increase access to -- and lower the cost of -- Windows-based devices for U.S. public...

2014-01-14 23:00:08

App for educators teaches online citizenship and tests students' readiness to learn and play in a digital world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, today released Digital Passport for iOS and Android. The app is an expansion of the awarding-winning, Web-based game. Now, it's even easier for teachers and students in grades three...

2013-11-18 21:05:01

An EU-27 survey of intermediary organizations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organizations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out...

2013-11-13 23:01:14

NEF/CyberLearning, announced today a global initiative to provide 100% tuition scholarships to 5,000 underemployed and unemployed Canadians seeking to advance their 21st century job skills. Interested individuals can apply for the scholarship by visiting http://www.nefuniversity.org/scholarship. (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Employment in Canadian business industry has experienced a decline in the last calendar year. This factor may be attributed to potential candidates lacking the skillset...

2013-10-18 23:00:49

National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced today an initiative to provide 100% tuition scholarships to a 5,000 low and middle income individuals seeking to advance their 21st century job skills. The CyberLearning Scholarship Program offers high quality Web-based IT and Business courses to unemployed and underemployed individuals. (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced today an initiative to...

2013-09-23 12:28:06

Microsoft reaches more than 100 million youth to date through nonprofit partnerships and technology access and education. REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced the availability of new and expanded technology education and skills training programs for youth as the company marked the first year of progress and impact of its global Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Building upon the opportunities created for 103 million youth during its first...

2013-05-06 23:21:13

Britannica Digital Learning today announced that its new online information solution for preK-12 classrooms has been named a finalist for the Golden Lamp Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the educational-resources industry. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Britannica Digital Learning today announced that its new online information solution for pre K-12 classrooms has been named a finalist for the Golden Lamp Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the educational-resources...

2013-04-22 16:28:02

PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Philadelphians will gain greater access to the technology and skills they need to compete in the 21(st) century workforce, through the local launch of EveryoneOn, a nationwide campaign to connect Americans to free digital literacy training classes, discounted high speed Internet and affordable computers. The EveryoneOn campaign is sponsored by national nonprofit Connect2Compete, along with local partners including the John S. and James L....

2013-04-10 12:30:51

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexican telecommunications company Telmex's recent Aldea Digital event has won the company an entry into the Guinness World Records book as the largest digital inclusion event in the world. Hosted with the goal of gathering as many users of digital technologies as possible in one place, this free-of-charge and open-to-everyone event brought together 154,000 people between March 16 and 26. Visitors were able to use smartphones, tablets and computers,...