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2014-07-16 12:31:13

Milestone Highlights Growing Need for Online and "Blended" Learning Options for Traditional and Non-Traditional Students SCRANTON, Penn., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education with a commitment to addressing the middle-skills gap in America, today announced it has become one of the largest private high schools in the country with more than 45,000 students. Penn Foster High School provides students with an accredited high school...

2014-07-15 12:33:48

Collaborative online platform energizes in-class group projects and homework assignments, and adds new features for following learner progress, creating private courses and more SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versal today announced the release of Versal Pro, expanding the platform's core interactive course creation capabilities to facilitate its use in the classroom. Designed specifically for teachers, Versal Pro adds learner progress tracking, private courses and...

2014-07-14 23:03:54

Working in Partnership With the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS), The Not-for-Profit K-12 Company Seeks to Transform School Outcomes Around the World Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Enlearn (enlearn.org) – a not-for-profit K-12 company that is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS) to harness real-time classroom data to automatically optimize learning for each unique student, teacher and classroom – today...

2014-07-11 16:24:57

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) congratulates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking positive action to modernize the E-Rate program for U.S. schools and libraries and driving change for the public good in expanding access to broadband for our nation's students. At the close of today's FCC open meeting, Susan Patrick, iNACOL's President and CEO, released the following statement:...

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...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.