Tag Archives: Education Solutions

eSpok Launches Its Learning Management System & Training Marketplace For Companies!

Released on: November 18, 2009, 1:00 pm
Author: eSpok
Industry: Education

Since 2007, eSpok’s learning management system and virtual classroom have been used by training companies to deliver training to their clients through the Internet. Many companies have already enjoyed efficient and cost-effective training developed and delivered through eSpok’s platform. Now eSpok wishes to bring those advantages to companies for their internal training.

Optimizing the training cost with one platform fully equipped for “blended learning”

As “blended learning” is becoming the norm in the training industry because it optimizes training costs, companies are looking more and more for complete “blended learning” solutions for their internal training.

eSpok’s platform combines all the tools necessary for “blended learning”. The virtual classroom is perfectly integrated into the Learning management system, taking full advantage of technology for your training.

Using easy content creation tools, it is possible in a few clicks for anybody without any formal Internet skills to create interactive content and to distribute it. Those online documents and exercises can then be completed easily with a live one-on-one or one-on-many session in our virtual classroom.

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Promethean And National Geographic Unleash The Power Of Nature In Classrooms

Released on: November 13, 2009, 11:35 am
Author: Promethean
Industry: Education

Promethean, a global leader in education technology solutions, has introduced National Geographic Young Explorer ActivLessons; a series of interactive whiteboard lessons designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students.

Engineered to expand and enhance the reach of the popular National Geographic Young Explorer magazine, the ActivLessons provide a whole-class digital supplement to the series. The range of exciting activities for interactive whiteboards is guaranteed to spark the interest of inquisitive young minds.

Developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Young Explorer ActivLessons educational resources are based on the stories and instruction in Young Explorer and feature stunning photography supported by group activities, narrated stories, printable worksheets and a full teacher guide. The National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine and ActivLessons work together to improve literacy skills and introduce learners to science and social studies.

While the Young Explorer ActivLessons teaching resources stand alone, they can also be used with the magazine, offering teachers multiple options to create engaging lessons that provide practice with reading strategies, build academic vocabulary and meet NCLB goals.

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Peoples Education Debuts ePath Knowledge Suite of Online Tools

Released on: October 8, 2009, 4:08 am
Author: Peoples Education
Industry: Education

Peoples Education Launches ePath Knowledge™ Series of Online Tools Saddle Brook, New Jersey, October 2, 2009—Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH), a leading provider of print and online supplemental educational materials for the K–12 school market, is pleased to announce the launch of their new ePath Knowledge™ series of online tools for educators to address specific needs in schools. The initial launch of the ePath Knowledge™ series consists of three distinct offerings: ePath Assess™—the online formative assessment, progress monitoring, and reporting platform, ePath Discovery™—a targeted, state-specific online remediation and reporting system, and Practice Path™—the ongoing skill building and standards and test practice system. The tools share a common design featuring intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces, visually based reporting, and customized, state-specific content.

“We are extremely excited about our new ePath Knowledge™ offerings and the potential of these tools to make a significant impact in K–12 schools,” said Brian Beckwith, President and CEO. “The tools in the ePath Knowledge™ series work together to deliver an integrated solution or as standalone offerings to fill in the ‘missing piece’ of any existing solution. This flexibility, combined with our high-quality content, user-friendly design, renowned service and support, and affordable pricing will make ePath Knowledge™ a ‘go to’ solution for schools.”

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Peoples Education Completes Texas Measuring Up Express Program with new Reading Materials

Released on: October 6, 2009, 9:21 am
Author: Peoples Education
Industry: Education

New Quick and Easy Test Preparation Now Available for Reading, Math, and Science

Saddle Brook, New Jersey, October 6, 2009 – Peoples Education, a leading provider of supplemental educational material for the K-12 school market, today announced the addition of Reading, Grades 3-8 materials to the successful Measuring Up Express for the TAKS program. This new program, which first launched late last year, now offers a complete line of Reading, Math, and Science materials for Texas elementary and middle school tested grade levels. The Reading, Grades 3-8 program, includes student worktexts, Diagnostic Practice Tests, and Formative Assessments.

“Teachers told us that they are beginning to instructionally move to the new reading TEKS, but these TEKS are not yet tested. They still need materials to help students succeed on the pre-existing TEKS, which will be tested in 2010 and beyond,” commented Brian T. Beckwith, the company’s President and CEO. “Peoples Education has a history of responding to Texas educators’ needs promptly and with high-quality TEKS and TAKS-customized content. This new reading TAKS preparation and review program is no exception.”

The Measuring Up Express worktexts are a companion to the successful Measuring Up to the TEKS program. The new books address the TEKS that will be tested in 2010 with new content and reading passages. In areas where students need extra instructional support, Measuring Up lessons can be selected for in-depth standards coverage. For quick and easy test review 3-6 weeks prior to the TAKS, Measuring Up Express lessons are the perfect tool. The short lessons provide a brief review of the standards and relevant vocabulary, as well as test practice in the format of the current TAKS. The Measuring Up Express books also include a correlation to the new reading TEKS to help teachers and students as they transition to the new standards.

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Education Loan Source, Inc., in Partnership with Sterling Education Finance, LLC Announces the Launch of Northwest Technical Institute’s TuitionFlexSM Payment Program

Released on: October 6, 2009, 8:11 am
Author: Education Loan Source
Industry: Education

San Diego, California – October 6, 2009 – Education Loan Source, Inc., (ELS) in partnership with Sterling Education Finance, LLC announced today that Northwest Technical Institution implemented the TuitionFlexSM payment program. TuitionFlex offers two types of payment plans, TuitionEase TM which is a short-term 4 to 12 month program and TuitionExtendTM which is a long-term 13 to 120 month extended repayment plan. “In today’s market, schools have to become creative with their financing options and the TuitionFlex program met the needs of our institution,” stated Keith Fossen, President/CEO at Northwest Technical Institute. “At Northwest Technical Institute, we are helping students and families finance a higher education, without a higher price tag.”

Both TuitionFlex payment options offer a 100% online application process, e-signature capabilities, and a school portal for a school administrator to manage certifications and real-time application status managed by ELS. “ELS’s dynamic system allows schools to manage their tuition payment plans completely online while meeting all of the regulatory requirements,” stated Douglas Feist, Chief Executive Officer at ELS. “We are excited that Northwest Technical Institute is now providing the TuitionFlex program to their student and families.”

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Brilliance Academy Bloggers Shed New Light on Daycare in Dallas

Released on: October 5, 2009, 6:56 am
Author: Brilliance Academy
Industry: Education

Brilliance Preschool & Academy provides an opportunity for local parents to get information on local news.

There’s nothing more important than a child’s education. For over a decade Brilliance Preschool & Academy has been reaching out to the students in their community, helping pave their way to a better future through a blend of customized learning techniques. Now they’re sharing their knowledge and experience with the parents in the Dallas community with the launch of the Brilliance Blog.

The Brilliance Blog being launched will give parents the latest headlines in Dallas daycare and education, along with a healthy collection of parent resources, including information on early childhood education and helpful tips for helping their children thrive both in and out of the classroom.

The Brilliance Blog is the next step in reaching out and connecting parents and their children with the Dallas community. “Brilliance Academy is a change leader in the new millennium, providing an opportunity for…active parents to develop intellectual skills in children that will help them succeed in a competitive and global society,” says Kelly Mayberry, Director at Brilliance Academy. When Brilliance Academy first launched in January of 1996 the institution set-out not to be another Dallas day care. Over the years their commitment to excellence and their dedication to building a positive learning environment for their students have made them the premier early childhood education center for preschoolers and elementary students through grade 4.

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Education Loan Source, Inc. Teams with the Delaware Credit Union League

Released on: September 29, 2009, 3:45 am
Author: Education Loan Source
Industry: Education

San Diego, California – September 29, 2009 – Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS) a leading provider of education financial solutions is proud to announce its partnership with the Delaware Credit Union League to provide education loan programs to their member credit unions.

“The Delaware Credit Union League is excited to recommend Education Loan Source programs to our member credit unions for student loan services,” says Jane Bailey, Executive Vice President of the Delaware Credit Union League. “Credit Unions are taking a larger role in helping students and their families obtain the financing they need to attend college. The Delaware Credit Union League is looking forward to offering our member credit unions student loan solutions that can be customized while meeting each individual credit union’s goals.”

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Custom Loan Source Now Offered at Rocky Vista University

Released on: September 22, 2009, 5:13 am
Author: Education Loan Source
Industry: Education

San Diego, California – September 22, 2009 – Education Loan Source, Inc. (ELS), in partnership with Sterling Education Finance, LLC (Sterling) has announced its launch of the Health Profession Loan (HPL) through ELS’ Custom Loan Source(sm) Program for Rocky Vista University, located in Parker, Colorado.

Rocky Vista University, with students trained in osteopathic medicine, has disbursed approximately $7MM in loan volume since its August launch with pending disbursements of an additional $7MM. “Our students are facing significant challenges in paying for college since traditional financing options are becoming more difficult to access,” said Kathy Leary, Director of Financial Aid at Rocky Vista University. “The HPL Custom Loan Source Program provides our institution with the opportunity to offer an alternative private loan program which specifically meets some of the unique needs of our students.”

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Fascinating Learning Factory Builds New Website for Students and Educators

Released on: September 02, 2009, 4:13 am
Author: Norman Strassner
Industry: Education

Boulder, CO – September, 2009 – Fascinating Learning Factory (FLF), a non-profit organization and a leader in innovative, engaging educational programming for classrooms, television and the World Wide Web, has launched an entirely new website offering new on-line tools, information and links for students and educators, and better reflects the breadth and quality of its programs and initiatives. “The new site is brighter, bolder and lots more fun,” says FLF’s Executive Director Bunnie Strassner. “For teachers and students, the site now features hundreds of educational stories and cartoons from the popular “Our Fascinating Earth” books by Drs. Phil and Nancy Seff, as well as current programs and new projects in development. Plus, we have opportunities for visitors to offer their own ideas for programs. Teachers and students are invited to join the Fascinating Learning factory for free and we will offer new and unique items for sale in the on-line store.”

Another recent addition is 30 one-minute animated features called Facts of Congress, a fun way to teach civics and government.

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US Military Finds Inspiration Worldwide

Released on: August 13, 2009, 12:01 am
Author: Tim Truckenbrod, VP of Marketing Lighthouse Catholic Media, NFP
Industry: Education

Lighthouse Catholic Media, NFP announces that they have achieved the milestone of having distributed over 2.5 million inspiring audio CDs distributed worldwide since their inception in late 2005.

Lighthouse Catholic Media’s CDs are distributed two ways: through their FAITHRAISER Kiosk Program displayed in over 2,000 parishes, Catholic schools and missions, and via their popular CD of the Month Club. The CD of the Month Club is a subscription-based service to individuals and parishioners at an amazingly low rate.

What’s more, when the parish sponsors the CD of the Month Club for their parishioners, the parish receives a percentage back for the purpose of funding religious education, or whatever purposes the parish sees fit to utilize the funds. There is no cost or investment for the program, nor is there any administration by the parish; the program, which is both a faith-raiser and true fund-raiser, has grown substantially in the last year.

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