EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

National Distance Learning Week Celebrates Walden University

prnewswire | November 05, 2020

Walden University is proudly celebrating National Distance Learning Week from November 9-13, 2020 with a series of webinars and a virtual panel through its Talks for Good initiative. The week is hosted by the United States Distance Learning Association to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning and to recognize leaders in the field.  In addition to webinars, Walden will be hosting a Talks for Good virtual panel on "Online Learning in Higher Education" on November 12, 2020 from 7-8:30 p.m. ET. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way students are learning around the world, especially at U.S. colleges and universities. Presidents from Marymount University, Kentucky State University and Walden University will discuss the challenges, benefits and future of online learning in higher education.

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Our "Big Data for Big Profits: How LMS Reporting Can Help Your Training Company Achieve Success" Whitepaper is full of information and advice on how to make the most from your LMS reporting system!LMS reporting allows you to specifically report on all the eLearning aspects of your training business so you can easily measure your success while comparing and contrasting the data with reports from the rest of your business.

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Brainscape Offers a Free Baseline Education For All With New Flashcard Collection

Brainscape | December 14, 2022

Brainscape, a leading web and mobile education app, is launching a new digital flashcard collection that offers a "free minimum viable education" in the basics every American should know about the world, but that they may not have learned in school or personal life experience. "From history's greatest artists, authors, and leaders to the spices, wines, flags, and capital cities of the world, and more, we have consulted with dozens of students, educators, and experts to curate these general knowledge flashcards," Brainscape founder and CEO, Andrew Cohen. And we have done this in fulfillment of a greater goal, which is to democratize access to the benefits of spaced repetition, and to educational opportunity in general, irrespective of socio-economic background. We're essentially providing a baseline education to the world, for free. Leveling the playing field in education Brainscape's success has long been credited to spaced repetition, a science-backed learning algorithm that delivers information to the brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. But over and above helping high school students pass their APs, or professional-level students pass the MCAT or bar exam, Brainscape has held central to its agenda to make the world's knowledge accessible, digestible, and available to all for free.Many people are not privileged enough to have grown up around a holistically educated culture or to have had the opportunity to really apply themselves in school, and we suffer greatly from it later in life," says Cohen, who believes that a well-rounded knowledge of the world helps people to forge connections with others, including potentially career-altering ones. After 5 years of consulting with experts and fierce back-and-forth, what we have arrived at is a collection of 4,000+ flashcards that provide a more convenient and condensed single stream of knowledge than has never been attempted in previous cultural literacy initiatives," concludes Cohen. "And we're only going to keep adding to it in the coming years. Knowledge rehabilitation and cultural literacy for the 21st Century The newly-released collection consists of three flashcard packs: Knowledge Rehab ("Everything you wish you'd learned in school" covering subjects like history, earth science, and literature); Street Smarts ("Everything you wish you'd learned in life" covering survival skills, basic home and car maintenance, and fundamental culinary knowledge); and Vocab Workout ("The words to express yourself better" covering more complex, yet useful English vocabulary). Together, these three packs of 4,000+ flashcards aim to bring users up to speed on the essentials of everything, and they come preloaded with every free Brainscape account. About Brainscape Brainscape is an adaptive study app that allows users to create, find, and share flashcards for hundreds of subjects. With an algorithm grounded in spaced repetition and other cognitive learning principles, the app empowers learners to absorb and retain knowledge more efficiently than with any other study method.

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Qstream named a Training Industry Top Assessment and Evaluation Company three years in a row

Training Industry, Inc. | December 15, 2022

Qstream, the leading enterprise microlearning and knowledge reinforcement platform that revolutionizes how businesses empower their employees through individualized learning, was recognized by Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, as a 2022 Top Assessment and Evaluation Watch List Company. This marks the third consecutive year Qstream has been selected for the award. Qstream's award-winning technology works alongside your existing learning tools and programs to create engaging, personalized learning journeys that are scalable and measurable. Employing a unique approach to evaluating training effectiveness and measuring outcomes, Qstream assesses learners' knowledge levels in real time and provides managers with insights, analytics, and coaching recommendations on team and individuals proficiency. At a higher degree, these insights allow organizations to correlate learner proficiency to job performance and business impact. Additionally, Qstream's integration capabilities with the LMS, HR Systems, CRM and other tools combine this data with proficiency metrics to provide a holistic view of workforce performance. "Typically, managers merely guess which topics their employees need training on. With Qstream, managers can assess their team's baseline knowledge and capabilities which helps them recognize where knowledge gaps are,With Qstream, learning leaders and managers get insight into where to focus their training efforts, saving them time and money. We are thrilled that Training Industry recognizes the value that Qstream brings to our customers and are honored to receive this award for the third year in a row." Dan Whelan, CEO at Qstream. It's critical that organizations take a more strategic approach to L&D in 2023," says Lauren Boynton, Director of Customer Success and Strategic Accounts at Qstream. "Qstream's programmatic approach enables continuous learning journeys that promote exponential employee growth and business success. This recognition solidifies our place in the learning ecosystem as organizations move toward this model. About Qstream Qstream is the leading enterprise microlearning and knowledge reinforcement solution proven by science and in practice to boost learner performance. Hundreds of organizations rely on Qstream to build high-performance teams by delivering a personalized and agile learning experience that delivers the highest levels of retention, engagement and efficiency along with analytics that provide precision insights and expose a real-time view of performance readiness. About Training Industry, Inc. Training Industry is the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. Our authority is built on deep ties with more than 450 expert contributors who share insights and actionable information with their peers. Training Industry's courses, live events, articles, magazine, webinars, podcast, research and reports generate more than 7.7 million industry interactions each year, while the Top 20 Training Companies Lists help business leaders find the right training partners.

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Penda Learning Poised to Expand Its Game-Based, Standards-Aligned Science Assessments

Penda Learning | November 16, 2022

Penda Learning, a Learning 2020 company, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Scantron for the use of more than 14,500 assessment items in 11 assessment banks that span all science disciplines. These items will be used to expand the assessments currently available with Penda Science — a game-based science curriculum for grades 3–8, physical science, environmental science, and biology. — to include all NGSS performance expectations and state-specific science standards. Unlike traditional assessments, Penda Science interactive assessments challenge students to achieve high scores that earn them points to unlock virtual worlds, customize their avatars, and more. Teachers and administrators can use the line item analysis data to pinpoint learning gaps and personalize instruction within the Penda Science platform for small groups and individuals to help students achieve science mastery. "This agreement will dramatically accelerate the development of comprehensive assessments within Penda Science. High-quality, validated assessments are critical for teachers to make informed decisions about instruction and intervention in order to support science learning success for all students. We are excited to be able to offer students a more interactive and engaging assessment experience and educators the reliable data they need." Brad Baird, President/CEO of Learning 2020 The new assessment development is slated to be completed by April 2023. Assessments will be available for diagnostic, formative, and summative purposes. Also new to the Penda assessment suite will be a "quick check" assessment for teachers to use before, during, or after a unit to gauge student learning in order to plan or modify instruction to align with student knowledge. About Learning 2020 Learning 2020, parent company to Penda Learning, is dedicated to identifying pressing, unfilled needs within the K-12 education market and developing technology solutions that solve these challenges in innovative and cost-effective ways that will positively impact teaching and learning. Formed in early 2019 by Brad Baird and Bill Tudor, experienced education technology entrepreneurs, Learning 2020's current focus is on ensuring all students have access to high-quality STEM instruction whether learning at home or in school.

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