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2014-04-08 12:36:03

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, a benefit company dedicated to enhancing education, today announced the appointment of Dr. Barbara Illowsky to its board of directors. Dr. Illowsky joins a select group of business leaders in the technology industry and academic faculty members who work to uphold WebAssign's mission to provide high-quality online instructional solutions that enrich the teaching and learning experience....

2014-03-25 04:20:26

Startup Packback's rental service provides bold, affordable eTextbook option CHICAGO and PASADENA, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's students face many financial barriers to success in higher education- skyrocketing tuition, inflated textbook costs, and debilitating student debt to name a few. Two tenacious entrepreneurs, Mike Shannon and Kasey Gandham, have developed an ingenious way of addressing these problems. Packback recently took their startup...

2013-10-22 23:33:34

The WOW award helps WCET meet its mission of promoting innovative and effective practice by providing exemplary programs which can be used as models for the higher education community to adapt for their own students and faculty. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award, a competition that recognizes innovative uses of educational technologies in higher...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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