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2014-07-09 08:34:53

MindTap Offers A Fully Digital, Highly Personalized Learning Experience BOSTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that the acquisition of communication skills impacts students' success in college and career, Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, today announced that it is integrating speech capture software from YouSeeU into MindTap - offering students an easier way to practice and improve their presentation skills. Using a series of integrated apps, called...

2014-06-24 23:18:06

Lafayette Parish School System Selects BenchPrep to Bring Technology to the Classroom (and the Cloud) Lafayette, Louisiana (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 BenchPrep is pleased to announce that the Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) has selected BenchPrep to provide digital courses for college readiness and ACT preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. The online program will launch in August of this year and will be offered to all high school juniors in the district. The partnership reinforces...

2014-06-16 12:25:01

KnowU Online Community Facilitates Collaboration BOSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership between Harrison College and Cengage Learning, a leading education company, brings the KnowU online learning environment to career schools and higher education institutions to create a sense of community for online learners. Created by Harrison College, KnowU motivates and engages online learners through collaboration which is often challenging for institutions to facilitate...

2014-06-12 23:07:22

YouSeeU, an educational technology company, launched a major initiative to improve online MBA classes through utilization of their proprietary asynchronous Question & Answer tool. Question & Answer facilitates the case teaching method by requiring online students to spontaneously respond via video, immediately upon being asked a text or video question from their instructor. Loveland, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The challenge online educators face is how to use the case study method...

2014-05-29 12:26:11

New "21 Voices" research project to help better understand today's students BOSTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illustrating its increased commitment to focus on the student end-user, Cengage Learning today announced 21 Voices -- a research program that will allow the company to gain valuable insights into the daily lives of college students. Twenty-one students from different regions, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds, representing a mix of different majors as well as academic...

2014-05-05 23:07:55

eXplorance’s formative assessment tool, bluepulse™, creates an open channel of communication between instructors and students for anonymous, constructive social feedback, which empowers teaching excellence as well as learning improvement. Montreal, QC (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 eXplorance, the leading provider of Learning Experience Management (LEM) solutions, announces today the introduction of bluepulse™, a social formative assessment tool for learning. A real-time free-flowing...

2014-05-05 12:32:50

Independent Efficacy Study Shows Cengage Learning's Online Homework Tool Benefits Students and Instructors BOSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students using Cengage Learning's Aplia online homework tool were more engaged, received better grades and developed better workplace-ready skills than students who did not use the tool, according to an independent efficacy study conducted for Cengage Learning by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization. The study...

2014-04-15 16:30:44

Study Shows Automatic Recognition of Facial Expressions Can Track Student Engagement in Real Time SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, and the University of California, San Diego announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The study demonstrates...

2014-04-08 23:26:57

Sponsored by St. Francis Medical Center and reaching nearly 8,000 Trenton youth, GoNoodle is designed to improve student health, engagement and performance. TRENTON, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 While only about one-quarter of youth meet the current recommendation of at least 60 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity, Trenton students are getting more active right in the classroom using GoNoodle physical activity breaks or “brain breaks,” thanks to a generous sponsorship...

2014-02-27 23:27:23

eXplorance’s Blue software will assist the Global High Schools network in assessing the impact of a global education program on teachers and students. Montreal (QC) (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 eXplorance Inc., the leading provider of LEM (Learning Experience Management) solutions, announces today that Global High Schools, has selected Blue as the standard learning assessment tool for their network of secondary schools. eXplorance has collaborated with Global High Schools to implement a...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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