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2014-06-24 08:39:33

All based in Silicon Valley, these innovative software and technology firms greatly value ExpertusONE's highly sophisticated, yet incredibly simple to use LMS design SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Expertus announced today the record, ongoing expansion of its ExpertusONE LMS customer base from the Silicon Valley area. All of the companies are major, global players in the software and technology industries, and are drawn to ExpertusONE's next-gen, forward-looking...

2014-06-24 08:38:09

The certification is a widely used global technical standard for education applications conferred by the IMS Global Learning Consortium TAMPA, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bisk Education, a worldwide leader of professional education online, is proud to announce that its Learning Management System (LMS) has officially become Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)(TM) v1.1 Certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. The Bisk LMS is a unique e-learning platform that is...

2014-06-19 08:25:38

Distribution Agreement with Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Pty Ltd to Help Beamz Education and Healthcare Products Bring Music to the Assistive Learning Community SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced an initiative to expand its distribution into the Australian market with its Beamz Education and Healthcare products. Beamz signed an...

2014-06-18 23:10:19

ASM Research included in Solution Partner Network Totara LMS has received the U.S. Army’s Certificate of Networthiness, enabling the company’s learning management system software to be used with Army systems. Totara, a custom distribution learning management software designed to deliver the benefits and cost savings of open source software to government and corporate clients, will work with ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, on implementation for federal clients....

2014-06-18 23:09:25

Forward-Looking Institution and Technology Luminary Collaborate on Shared Vision of Research-Based Assessment Ridgeway, Ontario (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With a market-changing, research-based approach to institution assessments, Chalk & Wire, the most trusted higher education assessment platform, announced today that Nazareth College is utilizing its technology and services to demonstrate the value of Nazareth College’s new core curriculum program and overall student competency....

2014-06-18 23:01:16

digedu today announced a partnership with one of Indiana’s most prominent Educational Service Centers, Wilson Education Center. The alliance will allow for members of IAESC Procurement, the cooperative purchasing program sponsored by Wilson Education Center, to easily access digedu’s products and services at a competitive rate. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 digedu today announced a partnership with one of Indiana’s most prominent Educational Service Centers, Wilson Education...

2014-06-17 23:09:59

Introducing Whiteboard, a powerfully simple app to manage personal and professional to-dos. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Whiteboard today unveiled its innovative web and mobile-based app aimed at boosting productivity by bridging the gap between tasks at home and work. With its ultra-clean user interface and intuitive paradigms for organizing workflow, Whiteboard empowers users to focus on accomplishing the tasks that matter most in their day. With its flexible and feature-rich team...

2014-06-17 12:33:48

New Additions Announced at InstructureCon, Bringing Total Partners for Open Education Initiatives to More Than 100 SALT LAKE CITY, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual user conference, InstructureCon 2014, Instructure today announced it has partnered with 20 new organizations in an ongoing effort to build a broad technology ecosystem for education. To date, Instructure has partnered with more than 100 organizations to create an open community of software applications using the...

2014-06-17 12:32:58

Next-Generation Learning Environment Will Support Over 40,000 Students WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has reaffirmed their partnership with Blackboard to power the university's primary centrally-supported learning management platform, Illinois Compass, the company announced today. Blackboard's comprehensive learning environment will support over 2,000 courses for over 40,000 students. Blackboard has worked with the University...

2014-06-17 08:37:16

Customers Can Now Also Integrate Formal eLearning Data in Salesforce.com for Enhanced Reporting and Analytics WALTHAM, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainshark, Inc., the leader in cloud-based business presentations, today announced two significant product enhancements. The first is the ability to import third-party SCORM-compliant content directly into Brainshark Rapid Learning - allowing quick and easy access to learning content, regardless of format. In addition, users can...


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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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'