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2014-10-30 23:05:44

Fast-growing community of higher education institutions looks to use data to help more students succeed Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Civitas Learning today announced the results of its first “Pulse” survey recently conducted at its Pioneer Summit. More than 70 individuals representing more than 40 higher education institutions and systems participated in the survey. This is the first step in the ongoing effort to benchmark the burgeoning community’s work in predictive...

2014-10-29 23:12:13

Remote-Learner.net Inc. and Nivel Siete, two of the largest Moodle Partners, announce the launch of their fully supported Moodle 2.7 enterprise release, built on Microsoft Azure. Waynesboro, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Remote-Learner.net Inc. and Nivel Siete, two of the largest Moodle Partners, announce the launch of their fully supported Moodle 2.7 enterprise release, built on Microsoft Azure. October 28, 2014 Waynesboro, VA: Remote-Learner.net, Inc, Moodle Partner providing Moodle...

2014-10-29 23:03:31

Enabling greater choice of technologies that work together for students, faculty and institutions to support personalized learning is the goal of three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Lake Mary, Florida (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 IMS Global Learning Consortium is pleased to announce that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded IMS a grant to accelerate deployment of open standards that provide a foundation for connectivity of learning platforms, digital...

2014-10-29 12:34:38

Latest Innovation Improves Grading Workflow and Alerts Faculty to Student Progress WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced the availability of a tablet app designed to improve faculty workflow around assignments and easily track student submissions. Specifically designed for teachers, the app marks the latest step in Blackboard's revamped product strategy that is focused on providing the best experience for end users. Through Bb Grader(®), teachers...

2014-10-29 08:28:03

newrow_ for Education Extends Synchronous Mobile Video Learning to Leading LMS Offerings, Improving Engagement for Instructors and Students ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 20(th) annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, newrow_ (formerly Watchitoo) launched the industry's first mobile learning platform to allow 25 or more students and instructors to work simultaneously in a live video classroom environment from any mobile device. The newrow_ for...

2014-10-28 23:03:09

Free Guide Shares Objective Buying Advice and Engaging Lessons Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 District and school administrators who are planning to purchase interactive flat panel displays for classrooms face a slew of questions: What size would work best? How many HDMI or VGA inputs should it have? Do we need high definition or ultra high definition? What does all that technical jargon even mean? This straightforward new guide from Mimio answers all those questions and more....

2014-10-28 12:35:56

Technology assures accessibility of test items to greatest number of students PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) has received two of the highest certifications provided by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for its Item Banking Information System (IBIS). Both certifications relate to the production, sharing and delivery of test content by computer not only to vendors but to the greatest number of students....

2014-10-28 08:41:13

Blended Schools Network's content now available seamlessly in LoudCloud Systems LMS DALLAS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --In a continued effort to increase seamless content integration available to school districts across the country, LoudCloud announced today that content from Blended Schools Network is now available in its LMS. This agreement is aimed at bringing more, online, blended and competency based learning to K-12 students. By integrating the BSN library into LoudCloud...

2014-10-23 23:04:05

This unique new partnership allows administrators, teachers, and families to enjoy a convenient and fully integrated school management experience. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Earlier this year, FACTS Management, the leader in payment plan solutions for K–12 schools, acquired RenWeb School Management Software, one of the leading school information systems for private schools. They now serve a total of more than 9,000 schools across the country. With their resources and...

2014-10-23 23:01:53

Totara Learning announced the addition of a new partner to their growing network of partners in North America. Indiana based Moonami is a well-established organization with expertise in multiple learning technologies including Totara LMS and Moodle. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The team at Moonami includes a highly experienced technical staff, implementation team, and customer support. Moonami has extensive experience in delivering learning technology solutions for their...


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Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

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