STEM Education

Learn STEM Launches Online Surveys for School Teachers

Harleen (NL), March 2019 - Three online surveys have been launched on better school education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Learn STEM invites all school teachers, headmasters, and pupils to share their own opinions and needs. The three online surveys are available now.

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EQUS

To Prevent Spreadsheet Mistakes and Misinterpretations

Sheffield (UK), February 2019 - While the use - and significance - of spreadsheets is growing, mistakes over their construction and interpretation are proving costly to industry on an almost daily basis. According to a recent report from Salesforce, customer relationship management (CRM) specialists, some 88% of spreadsheets contain errors. These are costing organisations billions of dollars due to miscalculations and misinterpretations of data.

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New Program

Startups to Become EdTech Market Leaders

Lake Mary, FL (USA), September 2018 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced a new partnership with New Markets Venture Partners to help startup organizations participate in the largest edtech innovation ecosystem. Through this partnership, IMS is extending special membership terms to New Markets Venture Partners' portfolio of early and growth-stage startups as a low barrier entry into the world's largest and most effective member collaborative.

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Charity's Mission

ELearning Capsule in Kenya

London (UK), June 2018 - Learn Appeal, an eLearning charity, has announced the pilot of its revolutionary offline eLearning initiative in rural Kenya. The launch of the Learn Appeal Capsule in Nyamira, Kenya last month underscores the charity's mission to build skills and empower disconnected local communities that either do not have access to the internet or lack the required purchasing power – common challenges in Kenya and around the world.  

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Unique Challenges

Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America

Castle Rock, CO (USA), April 2018 - A new FBOL report profiles policies and programs in fifteen states and offers insight into what's working. A quarter of all U.S. primary and secondary students live and are educated in rural areas of the country. Remote districts can face challenges to the delivery and receipt of a world-class education, but new research from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group highlights how digital learning programs are addressing these obstacles.

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Personalized Approach

PowerSchool Showcases Unified Classroom Solution

Folsom, CA (USA), July 2017 - "As technology continues to transform teaching and learning, it’s important that solutions are developed with a student-centric, personalized approach to truly engage a student’s mind," said Hardeep Gulati, PowerSchool CEO. PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education-technology solutions, showcased its Unified Classroom platform at the 2017 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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Cornelsen & Avallain

Implementing the LehrplanPLUS Curriculum in Secondary Schools

Berlin/Munich (GER), July 2017 - The school system of Germany’s federal state of Bavaria is set to shift from its eight-year advanced secondary school model back to a nine-year model by September 2018. The state will also introduce a new curriculum, LehrplanPLUS, which was already introduced in primary schools in 2014 and will be implemented in secondary-education institutions starting Summer 2017. 

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Virtual College

Innovative Safeguarding Training for the Middle East

Ilkley (UK), May 2017 - Virtual College is to work in partnership with Arabian Child to deliver innovative online child-safeguarding training in the Middle East. The partnership will help support a new initiative in the United Arab Emirates that makes child-protection training mandatory for individuals who work with children. The UAE’s new child-protection law applies to all children up to the age of eighteen and will place teachers on the front line in the crackdown on child abuse.

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Project Launches

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools

London (UK), December 2016 - The apprenticeship support and knowledge for schools (ASK) project will deliver apprenticeship and traineeship information to young people in years 10, 11, 12, and 13. This will ensure young people are aware of all the options available to them. The project is funded by the Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service and will offer young people in the North, Midlands, London, and the South the skills they need to get on in work.

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With Avallain and Westermann

True Differentiated Learning for Primary Schools

Lustmühle (CH), September 2016 - Avallain has joined forces with Westermann, one of the leading publishers of educational media in Germany, to develop a primary-math learning environment that supports truly differentiated learning, allowing teachers to respond to the needs of individuals.

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To Help Teachers

Demystify Computing Theory with New eLearning

Plymouth (UK), July 2016 - A novel digital learning tool created by Sponge UK covers new areas of study in the UK school computing curriculum, including computational thinking, lgorithms, and the principles of programming. The modules are the result of a partnership between innovative technology company ARM and The Tech Partnership that helps to support digital skills in the UK economy. 

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Flexible Solution

ILX Launches a New App Designed to Support Classroom

London (UK), January 2016 - ILX, the global best-practice learning company, has launched the "ILX Player App" to allow mobile access to a broad range of ILX's eLearning courses. The new app provides users with short video content that actively supports online or classroom training. This includes a wide range of courses such as PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Management of Risk (MoR), Agile PM, and ITIL. » MORE

UMIGO

Educational Online Game Comes to Public Television

Chicago, IL (USA), October 2015 - UMIGO (You Make It Go), the free online world that helps early elementary-age children discover the fundamentals of math, comes to public television screens for the first time. Two thirty-minute episodes will be available beginning in October 2015. » MORE

Develop Skills

TOEFL® Young Students Series GO English!

Princeton, NJ (USA), September 2015 - Starting in September, students from around the world will begin using their English-language skills as part of the 2015 TOEFL® Young Students Series GO English! project. The program, designed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the TOEFL program, inspires students to practice and improve their English-language skills in the classroom under the guidance of their English-language teachers. » MORE