T.H.E. News Update :: December 5, 2007

News & Issues

PreK-12 Leads Electronic Learning Growth

In the United States, the demand for self-paced electronic learning products will hit $13.6 billion by the end of 2007 and will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.01 percent over the next five years. This according to a new forecast from Ambient Insight detailed in report released this week entitled, "The U.S. Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2007-2012 Forecast and Analysis."...

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Cisco Grant To Assist Math Education Development

The MIND Research Institute, a non-profit education research and publishing organization, said this week that it's received a $500,000 cash grant from the Cisco Foundation--this on top of a previously awarded grant of about $500,000 in equipment, bringing the total donation to $1 million. The funds will be used to develop MIND's elementary and middle school math programs and make them available over the Internet....

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Aurora U Reaches Out to K-12 with HOSTS Mentoring

Aurora University in Illinois has teamed up with HOSTS Learning to provide intervention programs to local middle school students through the HOSTS Mentoring and Intervention solution. Launched in October, the program will run through May 2008 out of Aurora's Institute for Collaboration resource center....

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Inform 4.2 Adds Academic Intervention Plan

Pearson School Systems has released an update to Pearson Inform, a data analysis tool for K-12 schools. The new release, Inform 4.2, adds a new Academic Intervention Plan feature for planning individualize and group instruction....

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2007 Speak Up Survey Deadline Extended

Project Tomorrow has extended the deadline for its 2007 Speak Up survey, a poll conducted annually to assess views on current issues in education, with results shared with state and federal policy leaders. The new deadline has been extended by a week and set to Dec. 21....

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Students Cross Cultures Through Videoconferencing

Students in 30 K-12 schools around the United States will engage in a cross-cultural exchange beginning in December through a new International PULSE videoconferencing program dubbed "Arab World and the U.S." Sponsored by Global Nomads Group, the videoconferencing program will connect U.S. students to schools in Cairo, Egypt to engage in collaborative activities and exchange cultural perspectives....

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