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2014-09-30 12:35:38

Software as a Service Model Joins Industry's Most Comprehensive Set of Deployment Options WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has introduced a cloud version of its flagship LMS, Blackboard Learn((TM)), the company announced today. With the addition of a Software-as-a-Service model (SaaS), Blackboard is now the only company to offer customers three different ways to host their system: locally on-site, through Blackboard's Managed Hosting offering, or with the new...

2014-09-25 23:13:41

Non-profit providing free quality education to Albanians Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Almooc, a non-profit organization that provides free education to Albanians, has partnered with EDUonGo, a cloud-based learning platform that hosts online academies. Currently, Almooc provides education to over 10,000 Albanian-speaking students, offering courses in English, Math, Physics and Coding. EDUonGo will serve as Almooc’s primary learning platform from which instructors will deliver...

2014-09-25 12:33:17

Company Pioneers Emerging Browser-Based Communication Technology WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology, to reinvent and revitalize the company's product portfolio and revolutionize video conferencing as we know it. Today's announcement marks the latest step in the evolution of Blackboard's redesigned product strategy that is focused on innovation and providing...

2014-09-19 16:26:11

15,000 New Users Added Per Day WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced that nearly 2 million students have signed up to take advantage of the company's student-centric solutions focused on career preparedness. During the back-to-school timeframe alone, approximately 15,000 new members joined per day. Students who have signed up can create online portfolios using Blackboard's Enhanced Cloud Profile, directly within the company's market-leading...

2014-09-18 23:04:50

Partnership will help schools streamline their Identity Management Lynbrook, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Tools4ever, the market leader in Identity and Access Management (IdM/IAM) solutions, announced a new collaboration tool for Blackboard Learn™, Blackboard Inc.’s market-leading learning management system (LMS). Blackboard Learn is the cornerstone of Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions that help districts drive change from student-centric innovations in the classroom to...

2014-09-17 23:13:50

4Medapproved and Wide River, LLC Partner to Provide Critical Access Hospitals and under-served medical communities with Healthcare IT Education and Professional HIT Services Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 4Medapproved, the leading provider of online education and certification resources on topics relating to Health Information Technology has launched a strategic partnership with leading HIT consulting company Wide River LLC. This partnership will offer accredited industry training...

2014-09-17 23:05:53

Burgeoning reading company’s news-as-nonfiction learning platform attracts more than 20,000 new teachers and students per school day. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Newsela, the education technology company that is using nonfiction to transform K-12 literacy, announced today it has raised $4.1 million in a Series A investment round led by Owl Ventures. The Knight Foundation and a number of individual investors, including Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses, Shawn and Brook Byers,...

2014-09-16 12:34:48

Offered through Canvas Network, New Massive Open Online Course Marks a Milestone for HBCUs Adopting 21st Century Educational Innovation MARSHALL, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been shaking up higher education since 2012 by offering free courses to students anywhere in the world, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been notably absent from MOOC platforms, until now. Today Canvas Network...

2014-09-16 08:20:53

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Register now! IFP School, the graduate school for energy and transportation professions, is launching its first free on-line course on sustainable mobility. This MOOC is delivered in English and will be spread over four weeks, from 3 to 30 November 2014. If you want to know more about engine design for tomorrow's vehicles or environmental and societal issues related to...

2014-09-15 23:05:59

The Science of Happiness Learning Community is a joint collaboration between Sennseis.com and the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Sennseis, a new Silicon Valley company, has launched a global online community to support the Greater Good Science Center’s massive open online course (MOOC), "The Science of Happiness." The course -- which has attracted more than 100,000 students -- is the first MOOC to teach the...


Word of the Day
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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