UNESCO Chief of Education

"Global Education Must Transform Itself to Address the Climate Crisis"

Alexander LeichtNew York, NY (USA), May 2022 - On any given day, over one billion children head to school. The United Nations has called climate change the biggest threat modern humans have ever faced. Climate education for all students is a crucial strategy in tackling our environmental crisis. So what's been done with curriculum in global school systems so far?

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ICDE

Call for Support for Ukraine’s Optima School

Oslo (NO), March 2022 - International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) member Optima School is the first and the largest distance learning school in Ukraine (K12). In coordination with Ukrainian educational authorities, Optima is providing the educational package "With optimism in the heart" to every Ukrainian family free of charge to support continuity in education.  

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Computer Games in the Classroom

Educational Success Depends on the Teacher

Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai KasparCologne (GER), March 2022 - A study published in the British Journal of Educational Technology shows that future teachers see educational potential in computer games, and that teacher training should therefore address their potential in the classroom. The results, by a research team at the University of Cologne, show that future teachers increasingly want to use computer games in the classroom.

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Six Months of Progress

Capita's New Education and Learning Business

London (UK), February 2022 - Capita's Education and Learning business, part of the Capita Public Service division, has delivered six months of strong progress since launching in August 2021. The creation of the new Education and Learning business saw the merger of the successful Capita Learning business with Capita's wide range of education contracts.

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Classroom Sessions

Why Synchronous Learning Is the Latest Thing in eLearning

Maidenhead (UK), August 2021 - How do the latest learning management systems allow for eLearning to blend in with the classroom? When educationalists talk about synchronous learning, they generally are referring to a classroom event during which the tutor will display information to the group, and the learning is experienced together. This leads to group exercises, teacher feedback, and all the good things that come from people interacting in a learning setting. "You can't just learn from books" is the age old mantra.

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Immersive Learning

Expanded Immersive Soft Skills Learning Content Library

Los Angeles, CA (USA), May 2021 - Talespin Reality Labs, Inc., a spatial computing company focused on workforce knowledge transfer and skills insights, has announced the expansion of its off-the-shelf learning content library and the addition of desktop content streaming support for its platform. In this update, Talespin adds new "Recognizing Bias" and "Practicing Self-Awareness" content titles to its library of immersive soft skills learning content.

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Social Emotional Wellness

7 Mindsets Publishes New White Paper

Roswell, GA (USA), April 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social emotional learning (SEL) has been vital to supporting students' wellbeing and fostering their success in school. In a new white paper, 7 Mindsets reveals how K-12 districts can help teachers create an even greater impact on the social emotional wellness of their students and school culture by addressing their own social emotional health first. The paper, "Investing in Educators' Social Emotional Wellness Fosters Student Success and Improves School Culture," is available for free to educators at the website.

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Learning Partnership

Catholic Independent Schools Consortium Renews Partnership

Boston, MA (USA), April 2021 - Even without the current need for remote learning, quality online education options can expand the curriculum available to students and prepare them for the postsecondary world. For these reasons the Catholic Independent Schools consortium has extended its partnership with VHS Learning for the nineteenth consecutive year. The consortium has renewed its VHS Learning membership with 213 semester-length virtual enrollments for the 2020-21 academic year. Their students are enrolled in 97 VHS Learning courses.

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The Manton Foundation

VHS Learning Receives $1.4 Million Grant

Boston, MA (USA), February 2021 - VHS Learning has received a $1.4 million, three-year grant from The Manton Foundation. The funds will enable the nonprofit to better serve students and schools by updating its infrastructure, website, and course offerings. VHS Learning will also use the grant to provide supplemental curriculum and instruction services to schools in rural and high-needs areas.

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One Billion Voices

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE)

Johannesburg (ZAF), February 2021 - The One Billion Voices Campaign, led by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), was launched virtually on 25 January 2021. The launch featured a keynote address by GCE President Refat Sabbah; screening of the One Billion Voices Campaign film; regional panel discussions on the impact of COVID-19 on education; and regional plans to finance education.

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e-Learning for Kids Foundation

Science Learning Portal with 213 Free Digital Lessons for Kids

Ardmore, PA (USA) / Hilversum (NL), November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of over 90% of the world's children and students. It has exacerbated existing inequalities and magnified the global learning crisis. The future of an entire generation is at risk. (The Education Commission, 2020). However, while education is clearly a victim of the pandemic, it is also the solution to the longer-term recovery. 

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Amesite

Plug-and-Play Course Creation for Remote Learning and Business Training

Dr. Ann Marie SastryAnn Arbor, MI (USA), November 2020 - Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company providing online learning ecosystems for business, higher education, and K-12, has announced the release of its new Course Manager capability, which enables schools and businesses to quickly and easily upload courses for remote use without the need for technical assistance.

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Free Platform

CanopyLAB Launches TeacherLAB

Copenhagen (DK), September 2020 - CanopyLAB has launched TeacherLAB, a free interactive learning platform exclusively for teachers by teachers. Through TeacherLAB you will have access to 40+ courses designed to empower you to master new digital tools, online pedagogy, and relationships with students and parents - and offer the support of a global network of teachers.

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Blended Learning

NetSupport Launches classroom.cloud

Peterborough (UK), September 2020 - NetSupport has launched a classroom management and teaching platform to help educators blend school and home learning experiences, enabling teachers and learners to move between in-class and remote schooling.

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