With a recent infusion of investment, virtual education company VSCHOOLZ has undertaken a mammoth project to pick apart the individual lessons and learning objects contained in K-12 resources from education publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). This will allow teachers that use the service to assemble curriculum their own way.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
SAS has announced the inclusion of middle school resources and added mapping to Common Core State Standards to its Curriculum Pathways.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
A geographically dispersed Florida school district uses online video to reach its more than 170 campuses with training and educational resources for students, teachers, and the community.
- By Bridget McCrea
Cengage Learning has completed its acquisition of the National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit.
Ed tech developer SoftChalk has released an update to its authoring suite for education, SoftChalk 7, and launched a premium version of its learning object repository, Connect Plus.
Classroom sound amplification systems can make a difference in academic performance as well as the number of referrals to special education programs.
An Indiana school district is turning to streaming media to deliver educational resources to its students.
If we start with the premise that online education is not only inevitable but desirable, the involvement of for-profit and charter entities in the e-learning marketplace could be a symbiotic relationship that benefits all involved.
- By Therese Mageau
NBC Learn will donate NBC Learn K-12 licenses for the 2011-2012 school year to all Delaware high schools.
As the for-profit sector gets into the virtual school business, public schools begin to vie for the online student at the same time they find new ways to help them be successful.
- By John K. Waters