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2014-08-14 16:30:20

Approachable, Intuitive Resource Designed Based on Extensive Student Research WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced the release of Job Genie((TM)), a free mobile app designed to minimize student anxiety around the job selection process by helping them explore potential career paths and options for college. Job Genie is the latest innovation to come out of Blackboard Labs, an initiative dedicated solely to education technology experimentation. The...

2014-08-13 23:10:15

Four Schools Awarded Amazing Grants for Commitment to Engage Students and Teachers Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Lightspeed Systems Foundation, a fund of Kern Community Foundation, serves administrators, educators, and students by awarding competitive grants that impact the learning community. Through Amazing Grants, the Lightspeed Systems Foundation monetarily rewards K12 schools in the United States for exemplary digital learning projects that result in inspired teachers,...

2014-08-13 23:08:32

Chief Instructional Strategist, Ethan Edwards, to explore what it means to design a compelling instructional challenge as part of popular premium training webinar series for e-learning professionals from Allen Interactions. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Allen Interactions Inc., an internationally acclaimed custom learning design, development, strategic consulting, and technology firm, announces their next premium training webinar for e-learning professionals. The...

2014-08-13 08:35:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School districts across the country are beginning to adopt a new tool that will make it easier for educators to help students overcome behavioral challenges -- an impediment to academic progress for students. Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced today a new management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student...

2014-08-11 16:23:57

School managers and a workgroup formed by professors, parents, students, employees and community representatives can already assess schools based on educational innovation indicators at seven school management levels SAO PAULO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Instituto Crescer (www.institutocrescer.org.br), which has among its pillars the development of projects related to Education 3.0, launches a free online assessment (http://educartec.org.br/self-assessment/) that permits...

2014-08-11 12:31:47

Worldwide Market for Digital English Reached $1.8 Billion in 2013, According to New Ambient Insight Report SEATTLE, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global market for digital English language learning products reached $1.8 billion in 2013. The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 11.1% and revenues will surge to $3.1 billion by 2018, according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, "The 2013-2018 Worldwide Digital English Language Learning Market."...

2014-08-11 08:35:26

Back-to-School study shows increased technology use is helping students overcome barriers imposed by large class sizes; making any room a classroom and improving collaboration TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - From research, lectures and quizzes to collaboration, communication and homework, students are spending on average one third of their education time online using new mobile technologies according to a study released today by Intel Canada. Despite potential concerns, the majority...

2014-08-11 08:26:39

Allen Communication recognized with five awards for innovations in media and instructional design. SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen Communication has been recognized with five Aurora Awards for groundbreaking approaches in visual graphics and instructional design. The awards acknowledge media creators worldwide who captivate audiences with creativity, message effectiveness, and technical excellence. The winning entries include three "Gold" and two "Platinum Best of...

2014-08-09 23:04:10

Blackboard Founder leaves to create innovation in education industry, forms Gilfus Education Group. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Stephen Gilfus announced today that he will be leaving Blackboard Inc. at the beginning of the new Year in January 2008 to become an independent industry consultant and to form a new organization to bring innovation to the education industry. "Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to serve thousands of institutions with their...

2014-08-08 23:04:20

Education Industry leaders see tangible evidence of Education Innovation and Technology Trends predicted from October 2009. (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 -- The Gilfus Education Group announced today that its annual education industry predictions have made significant progress in 2010. The Gilfus Education Group is led by Stephen Gilfus a founder of Blackboard Inc. and President and CEO of the group. "At the end of every year, prior to Educause, we...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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