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2014-07-11 12:26:59

Online university has produced more than 36,000 graduates since its founding in 1997 SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, will recognize 5,541 graduates at its 27(th) semi-annual commencement on Saturday, July 12, at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, at 9:45 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Nearly 850 graduates and 5,700 family members, friends, faculty, and staff are expected to travel from 45 states to...

2014-07-09 08:34:59

Appointment Reinforces Blackboard's Commitment to Open Standards WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Lang, senior vice president of product development, support and cloud services for Blackboard, has been appointed to the IMS Global Learning Consortium's board of directors, the company announced today. A nonprofit collaboration of the world's leading universities, school districts, government organizations, content providers and technology suppliers, IMS Global is...

2014-07-09 08:34:53

MindTap Offers A Fully Digital, Highly Personalized Learning Experience BOSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that the acquisition of communication skills impacts students' success in college and career, Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, today announced that it is integrating speech capture software from YouSeeU into MindTap - offering students an easier way to practice and improve their presentation skills. Using a series of integrated apps, called...

2014-07-08 08:37:46

The educational app opens up new learning possibilities for elementary school kids and their teachers. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Since the beginning of 2014, the teachers at Leggee, Martin, and Conley Elementary Schools have utilized the Explain Everything app by MorrisCooke. In the course of a few, short months, these teachers have watched their students transform the way they absorb and relay information. Photo:...

2014-07-07 04:21:26

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. and DENVER, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced the organization is changing its name to the "Online Learning Consortium" (OLC), effective immediately. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140703/124409 "Our organization's reach and impact has grown significantly since Sloan-C was first conceived in 1992,"...

2014-06-30 23:13:37

Partnership Means Easier Access and Increased Adoption to Dynamic Emergency Management Plans and Procedures for Colleges’ Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Herndon, Va (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 In a move to create safer college campus experiences nationwide, Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today announced that its emergency preparedness mobile app has been integrated into Mosaic, a mobile app platform from Blackboard, a global leader in education technology. The joint...

2014-06-30 23:09:45

Day-Long Event in Chicago to Help Top e-Learning Professionals Excel within their Industry; Dr. Michael Allen and Partners to Offer Best Practices, Advanced Approaches, and Real-Life Examples of Performance Changing e-Learning Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Allen Interactions Inc., an internationally acclaimed custom learning design, development, strategic consulting, and technology firm, announces first ever Allen Interactions’ User Conference. The conference will be...

2014-06-30 23:09:43

A breakthrough solution for student goal setting and navigating personal journeys to success. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Today EDmin, Inc. announced INFORM Journeys, a breakthrough approach to motivating and engaging students in learning. As students explore destinations from working on a school project to choosing a career interest, INFORM Journeys will give them a central place to set goals and manage the lifelong journey of learning. Journeys further expands the powerful...

2014-06-30 16:29:09

Partners reach 45,000,000 students Nationwide MIAMI, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PassTheNotes, the cloud-based platform that makes it easier for teachers and students to collaborate and share content inside and outside of the classroom, today announced five strategic partnerships with Voyager, NEC Corporation of America, Nutech, Inc., Carvechi Technology, and All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta, to enhance digital learning in classrooms around the country. These companies...

2014-06-30 08:34:30

Survey Also Reveals Boys More Likely to Take Online Classes WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in digital learning environments are more interested in what they are learning in school, more motivated to do well, and feel a stronger connection to their school than students in traditional, face-to-face classes, according to a report released today from Blackboard and Project Tomorrow(®). The study also found that boys are more likely than girls to take online...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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