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2014-04-30 12:35:55

Online course released to meet new federal Common Core Standards requirements for PK-12 public education. SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Education Software, inc. (VESi) announced today that it has released a new graduate level online course titled, "Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards" (CCS). VESi's CCS course is available to PK-12 education professionals nationally who work in states that follow the federally mandated Common Core...

2014-04-29 23:21:03

This evaluation tool enables organizations to assess missing elements from their mobile learning program and provides a guided path toward a more optimized approach. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Brandon Hall Group today released its High-Performance Mobile Learning Maturity Model, a unique tool that enables organizations struggling to develop momentum in mobile learning to move forward toward a more optimized approach. The model, developed by Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy...

2014-04-29 23:08:56

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Private Tutoring markets. Global market for Private Tutoring is forecast to reach US$123.8 billion by 2020, buoyed by growing desire for academic excellence, increasing competition for admission into academic institutions, and shortage of teaching staff in schools and colleges. San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – Private tutoring is one of the most widely adopted learning methodologies with...

2014-04-29 08:43:12

Groundbreaking New Tutorials Expanded to Grades 6-8 SEATTLE, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, continues to build on its track record of innovation, and is expanding the Apex Learning Tutorials, first released in October for grades 9-12, to address middle school. Designed with a unique instructional approach to actively engage students, Tutorials provide classroom teachers with the...

2014-04-28 12:36:01

Partnership in Response to Growing Brazilian Regional Demand for Distance Learning WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard, a global leader in technology solutions for the education industry, and Positivo Informatica (IT), Universidade Positivo (University) and Editora Positivo (Publisher) today announced a strategic partnership to offer Blackboard's teaching and learning solution to thousands of Brazilian students. "With more than seven million students in higher...

2014-04-28 08:37:56

Connie Dempsey, Penn Foster's Chief Certification and Licensing Officer, Receives the Distinguished Service Award; Penn Foster Graduate Tiffany Brown Named One of 2014's Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni SCRANTON, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, is proud to announce that the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) has recognized two of Penn Foster's...

2014-04-24 23:10:11

EmpoweredU releases a new learning platform with advanced mobile and analytics capabilities and an innovative licensing model. EmpoweredU is the first enterprise to extend open-source Canvas with mobile, analytics, hosting and services. Campbell, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 EmpoweredU, a Silicon Valley-based learning technology company, announced today the launch of its next generation learning platform. The EmpoweredU learning platform enhances the open-source Canvas LMS with a more...

2014-04-24 23:06:30

EI Design, a world-leading, innovative learning solutions provider, unveils a new, progressive and dynamic website. Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 EI Design has announced that they have unveiled a new, redesigned website. Complementing the new website is a new logo designed by founder and CMD, Asha Pandey. “As the company entered into its second decade with an expanded portfolio, a new logo became a necessity. Being the person behind EI Design since its inception, I was...

2014-04-23 23:03:37

e-Learning Market in the US 2014-2018 a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The introduction of HTML5 has boosted the growth of the e-Learning market in the US. For instance, HTML5 has reduced the need for creating apps used for e-Learning. In addition, HTML5 is compatible with many web browsers and mobile OS, and is capable of providing better performance, and enriched multimedia and connectivity. Flash was the major platform used...

2014-04-23 12:34:14

Courses include video exemplars, expert commentary, standards-aligned teaching cases, and more SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape has expanded its award-winning Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite. In addition to its online courses about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, The Common Core Series in Teachscape Learn now boasts new video-based, self-paced courses on the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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