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2014-08-27 23:13:10

Free edtech start-up launches a full service in time for the new academic year. Whilst in beta version, 1 million educational resources have been created on ExamTime.com with 15 million learning sessions taking place. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 An edtech start-up is turning the hype of edtech into reality with the launch of their ExamTime.com product out of beta. ExamTime.com is demonstrating the ability of powerful learning tools to drive engagement within education. Having been in beta for...

2014-08-27 23:11:14

Students Discover How Newton’s Laws Contribute to Successful Sailing in new PBL-based 'Physics of Sailing' course designed for high school students. Cupertino, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Curriki, the leading K-12 global community for creating, sharing, and finding open learning resources, today unveiled ‘The Physics of Sailing’ Project-based Learning (PBL) Unit. Funded by Oracle, this six-week high school Physics project focuses on the application of Newton’s Laws in...

2014-08-27 08:32:12

Market growth driven by rebounding sales to larger U.S. organizations and expanding role of the LMS OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bersin by Deloitte today announced new research that anticipates spending on learning management systems (LMS) will grow 21 percent to more than $2.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 52 percent over spending levels of just two years ago. Detailed findings are included in Bersin by Deloitte's new research report, The Definitive Buyer's Guide to the...

2014-08-26 12:31:51

A game-changer in learning, adaptive learning solutions result in higher pass rates, completion rates and retention - and McGraw-Hill Education's solutions are leading the way NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Back-to-school season is here, and parents and students are looking for resources to make this school year the best one yet. To get a leg up this academic year, students and parents need to know three words: adaptive learning technology....

2014-08-21 23:07:55

New Learning Management System (LMS) release provides learners with cutting-edge mobile capabilities and new adult learning tools. Cary, NC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in SaaS-based training and compliance solutions for the health and human services markets, announced the latest release of its flagship LMS with advanced features and capabilities incorporating the Tin Can API. “Supporting the Tin Can API ensures our customers and their employees have the most...

2014-08-21 16:27:01

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director and Open Source Specialist to Lend Expertise to Enable Personal Learning for All LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenEd (www.OpenEd.io), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, announced the addition of Lila Tretikov to its board of directors today. Tretikov will provide her expertise to assist OpenEd's mission to provide open source, modern teaching tools and resources to educators allowing them to create a personal...

2014-08-21 16:26:53

Online School Students Hit Classrooms without Ever Leaving Home LAS VEGAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of school for Nevada Virtual Academy students across the state. They'll meet each other in homeroom and catch up with classmates from last year, but there won't be any backpacks, school cafeteria food or catching the bus for these students, who go to school full-time online. Instead, they'll be...

2014-08-21 12:26:04

Charity partners include the Student Conservation Association, the Pat Tillman Foundation and charity: water BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise funds and awareness for important non-profit organizations, and to provide discounts to students for their education materials, Cengage Learning launched the Extra Credit program. Through this program, students buying their education materials from CengageBrain.com, Cengage Learning's e-commerce site, will have the opportunity to receive a...

2014-08-20 23:04:50

Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX LMS, earns the 790 ranking in 2014's Inc. 5000 list. Bonita Springs, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Interactyx is excited to announce it has earned the position of 790 in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies. For 33 years, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies into a very exclusive club (http://inc.com/inc5000).     Interactyx is the developer of TOPYX®, a leading social...

2014-08-20 12:25:15

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global e-Learning Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/315760/Global-e-Learning-Industry.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for e-Learning in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Academic eLearning, and Corporate eLearning. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and...


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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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