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2014-01-21 10:58:57

Struggling to remember information presented months earlier is a source of anxiety for students the world over. New research suggests that a computer-based individualized study schedule could be the solution. The study findings show that personalized review helped students remember significantly more material on a tests given at the end of the semester and a month later. "Our research shows that data collected from a population of learners can be leveraged to personalize review for...

2014-01-18 23:00:47

Blended learning is the latest teaching methodology that boosts student’s learning outcomes through the use of technology. eReflect reveals it’s an approach still tormented with flaws. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 Blended learning is a technology-mediated learning method which allows the use of computers and other technologies in education. Blended learning is considered by many schools across the US as the next best thing in education. It’s a promising method that...

2014-01-17 12:26:13

Expertus survey reveals increasing frustration with "old school" LMSs and a growing desire for next-gen LMS capabilities like real-time integration, advanced reporting and mobile access SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Expertus released today their much anticipated 'Future State of the LMS' research report. Detailing what today's LMS buyers want and how their current LMSs stack up, the report polled 358 top learning leaders. Three key findings included: 1. Only...

2014-01-16 23:03:28

Exclusive Course Offered Through EdX Pioneers Cerego’s Learning And Memory Software in MOOC Environment Millbrae, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Cerego, the essential memory management tool, today announced a collaboration with distinguished University of Texas at Austin jazz professor, Dr. Jeff Hellmer, to develop an innovative learning experience that combines Cerego’s learning and memory software with the edX massive open online course environment to help students learn faster and...

2014-01-15 08:26:16

CompetencyWorks brief highlights analysis for more reliable indicators of student achievement WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by CompetencyWorks, titled Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education, helps education leaders think through how to design grading policies that communicate academic performance to students and parents. As more schools and districts begin to develop competency-based pathways that allow...

2014-01-08 23:01:32

Tabtor Math announces the launch of a new website geared to make learning personalized using iPads and tablets for all students at the 2014 International CES Las Vegas. Provides Exclusive demo at its booth in the Cool Products For Moms Exhibit area - The Venetian, Booth #70903. Kendall Park, NJ (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Tabtor (https://www.tabtor.com), a leader in iPad and tablet-based personalized learning platforms, unveils a new website HowLearningWorks.org...

2014-01-07 23:29:42

SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, and Imagine Learning announced completion of a first phase of a study of nearly 1000 English language learners in grades 2-5 in a large California school district. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Students Using Imagine Learning Show Greater Gains in Reading Skills Innovative literacy software shown to be effective for English language learners and struggling readers. SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, announced the...

2014-01-07 23:29:24

A new report released by Tagoras, a consulting firm specializing in the global market for lifelong learning, provides detailed data and insights on how trade and professional associations are using technology in their continuing education and professional development programs. Findings show that 88.7% of organizations now use technology to enhance or enable learning; 51% these have seen an increase in overall education revenue as a result. Carrboro, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 A new...

2014-01-07 16:23:27

Knewton technology to be integrated into Cengage Learning higher education MindTap products NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today announced a partnership with leading adaptive learning company, Knewton. Through this agreement, Cengage Learning will implement Knewton's application programming interface (API) into select higher education products to provide personalized learning pathways for students...

2014-01-07 12:29:58

Latest Release Creates an Integrated Learning Experience with Enhanced Usability and Engagement INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Courseload, an institutional solution for the delivery and use of eTextbooks and digital course materials in higher education, today announced the release of Courseload Engage (Engage), its next generation application designed to enhance engagement and collaboration between students and instructors. The Engage release is punctuated by a focus on usability,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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