District-Vendor Partnerships

District-Vendor Partnerships

WYOMING PROVIDES STATEWIDE ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSES

The Wyoming Department of Education, in collaboration with the Wyoming E-Academy of Virtual Education and the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services, has made Apex Learning’s (www.apexlearning.com) full catalog of online courses available to schools in the state. The company’s courses offer comprehensive online curriculum aligned to national and state standards, instruction by certified teachers, and a distance learning environment specifically designed to support secondary students and teachers. Apex Learning offers online courses in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and AP classes.

GEORGIA DISTRICT DEVELOPS MOBILE IT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

The Zeosoft Technology Group (www.zeosoft.com) announced that Grady County Schools (GA) is using its Mobile AppBuilder to develop a mobile inventory management solution to track IT inventory at all seven schools in the district. Mobile AppBuilder will enable Grady’s tech staff to wirelessly connect to the district’s database, or work offline to capture, retrieve, and update inventory assets via PDAs. The solution also includes the ZeoSphere XR Server, which provides secure wireless or cellular data transmission across the entire institution. Grady County Schools currently has 354 employees and more than 4,520 students.

NORTH DAKOTA SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH ATOMIC LEARNING.

The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has awarded Atomic Learning (www.atomiclearning.com) a two-year contract to help improve technology integration through online training in all K-12 public schools in the state. To ensure a smooth implementation, the department has planned a staged rollout that will provide teachers, students, and parents at 42 of the more than 230 school districts in North Dakota access to Atomic Learning’s Webbased software training and tutorials in the first year, with all school districts receiving full access by the end of the second year. North Dakota has also licensed Atomic Learning’s Tutorial Publishing System, which enables education personnel to create custom tutorials for state and/or district training needs.

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.

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