prnewswire | September 09, 2020
Savvas Learning Company, a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, announced today the national launch of Three Cheers for Pre-K, a ready-to-go pre-kindergarten curriculum that provides a balance of academics and purposeful play to successfully pave the way for kindergarten readiness. Three Cheers for Pre-K, which has been recommended for adoption in Texas, has been thoughtfully designed to support social-emotional and culturally responsive learning through instruction tied to nine developmentally appropriate themes. The program fosters the development of key skills and concepts in the core disciplines of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as in other subjects, such as health, technology and the arts — all of which are integrated into weekly instruction.
prnewswire | January 05, 2021
At the point when the pandemic constrained U.S. schools and colleges online this previous spring, most universities did as such with workforce who had no earlier internet educating experience. At that point, staff and managers said they were most needing support for their recently distant understudies, just as more prominent admittance to computerized materials.
"Colleges and universities were clear that they needed support with digital materials and training for teaching in online and hybrid formats, and partnerships have been key in these challenging times," said Fernando Bleichmar, EVP and General Manager for U.S. Higher Education at Cengage. "We've been able to help schools bridge the online learning gap with quality digital materials, services, and faculty and administrator training from leading online learning experts to build a better learning experience."
As the pandemic shut grounds, higher ed pioneers went to Cengage Unlimited for Institutions for reasonable admittance to quality, computerized learning materials at scale, just as scholastic administrations to move courses on the web and expert improvement assets to help staff instruct on the web. Collaborating with Online Learning Consortium, Cengage offers bootcamps, available time and altered trainings for Institutional clients.
Organizations have developed by 50% since April, and in excess of 125 foundations presently accomplice straightforwardly with Cengage to offer Cengage Unlimited at scale.
One of those foundations is Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, one of the biggest junior college frameworks in the nation with 90,000 understudies. Ivy Tech utilized subsidizing dispensed to the organization under the CARES Act to furnish understudies with Cengage materials, and access scholastic administrations and expert advancement uphold for teachers.
"Even prior to the pandemic, students struggled with the cost of course materials. The CARES Act funding provided a special opportunity to help students who have plenty of barriers in their way already. They've been the most impacted by COVID. Many of them have lost jobs, are single parents and they have a lot to deal with. Being able to provide them with free access to learning materials is a tremendous opportunity," said Sue Ellspermann, President at Ivy Tech.
Since it dispatched two years back, Cengage Unlimited has helped almost 3 million understudies save more than $270 million on course materials, and almost $70 million of that saving comes straightforwardly from institutional associations. Cengage Unlimited gives understudies admittance to in excess of 22,000 advanced assets including eTextbooks, online schoolwork stages, study aides, and school achievement and vocation uphold.
Cengage Unlimited for Institutions gives reasonable course materials at scale through a substance permit model. The permit model conveys esteem dependent on a foundation's exceptional execution and enlistment needs. Notwithstanding reasonable materials, Cengage Unlimited for Institutions offers versatile scholarly administrations and expert advancement to assist workforce and managers with mixture and web based learning.
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world.
Verizon Sourcing LLC | October 28, 2021
Verizon Business today announced new BlueJeans Meetings enhancements, including a bundle of features to support hybrid and remote learning. Available as part of specific BlueJeans Meetings plans, or for education customers at a special discounted rate, the new BlueJeans Remote Learning feature pack allows instructors to build a custom teaching experience without the overhead associated with hosting traditional online classes.
Despite connectivity, education and delivery challenges faced by universities and corporate training leaders at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students are realizing the benefits of leveraging remote learning tools for education. Adopting an engaging approach to online teaching could further improve operations and students’ experiences. Intended for the classroom setting, online instruction or corporate learning sessions, BlueJeans’ Remote Learning features focus on making the teacher a central part of the learning environment and provides the opportunity for educators to bring their own unique style into the remote setting.
“Teachers are telling us they’re lost, and they’re struggling to keep students engaged in today’s live virtual setting. Having to spend time playing administrator and technical support expert is minimizing their ability to think through compelling, interactive ways to deliver the curriculum virtually. By bringing together our comprehensive education, collaboration and training features into one consolidated experience, we’re making it easy for teachers to operationalize their learning environment so they can go back to focusing on what matters most—educating students.”
Amy Jefferson, Head of Americas Revenue and Growth, BlueJeans by Verizon
Simplified, Customizable Classroom Management
By turning on the Teacher Dashboard, BlueJeans provides instructors with all the necessary classroom management tools they need in one place, making it easier for educators to navigate the complexities of virtual teaching environments so they can focus on having fun with teaching. Designed to save teachers time from the administrative duties of hosting a virtual class, these tools provide easy access to arrange students in gallery view or spotlight a presenter, share content, chat and so much more.
Furthermore, going beyond “just meeting” virtually, instructors will now have the ability to build a custom teaching experience that is best suited for their lessons, students and teaching style. This dynamic view intelligently arranges participants on screen, giving full visibility to the instructors of everything that’s happening in their classroom.
Inclusive and Engaging Learning Environment
As a core element of effective learning, student engagement has traditionally been harder to unlock in virtual settings. Optimized for student engagement, BlueJeans’ Remote Learning features allow the entire class and instructor to collaborate and engage with the information being discussed. The always accessible chat wizard, breakout sessions, participant reactions, intelligent highlights and multi-participant whiteboard increases opportunities for everyone to engage during a live teaching session. Key Remote Learning features include:
Customizable Layouts: See your entire classroom in one view along with all the tools needed to effectively run and manage your session.
Flexible Views: View the entire class in gallery view or the way you like. Sort the video layout on participation level, alphabetical or in priority of raised hand first.
Student Rosters: Know your audience. Keep track of who is joining the session and who is in the waiting room (if activated).
Floating Chats: Never miss a beat or simply multi-task with the new floating chat wizard. Continue messaging while sharing content, whiteboarding or annotating.
Teaching Apps: Elevate the effectiveness of remote learning sessions with quick access to all the essential teaching applications, such as Collab Board, Breakout Sessions, Polling/Q&A and Smart Meeting highlights.
Verizon Communications Inc. was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $128.3 billion in 2020. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.