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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...

2014-09-11 12:31:33

DUBLIN, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Massive Open Online Courses Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Massive open online courses are changing the world of education by providing free online courses for higher education, executive education, and employee development. These courses are provided by well-qualified lecturers from some of the most renowned institutes in the...

2014-09-10 08:39:34

The Awards, which recognize individuals and institutions for excellence in online education, will be presented next month at OLC's 20th Annual International Conference, in Orlando. NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced the recipients of the 2014 OLC Awards and the 2014 Effective Practice Awards. All awards will be presented at a luncheon on Oct. 30 at the 20th Annual Online Learning...

2014-09-09 12:35:28

K-12 online private school offers individualized curriculum to students across the globe HERNDON, Va., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- K(12) International Academy, an accredited, online private school open to students in grades K-12 worldwide, began the 2014-2015 academic year on September 3, 2014, leaving just three cohort start dates remaining for students who are interested in enrolling this fall. K(12) International Academy uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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