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Rosetta Stone Has Been Named Language Learning App of the Year

Rosetta Stone | July 07, 2021

Rosetta Stone announced today that it was named "Language Learning App of the Year" at the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation in educational technology. Rosetta Stone has clients in 150 countries, and their app enables learners to gain the fluency required to speak 24 languages confidently.

Rosetta Stone's bite-sized courses allow students to get right in and experience success with their new language. They hear native speakers' correct pronunciation, are engaged in real-world scenarios and practice in a safe environment through fun and interactive activities. Learners who use Rosetta Stone feel the joy of communicating and establishing stronger relationships across language barriers.

An accessible and engaging learning experience

The Rosetta Stone mobile app offers a comprehensive collection of speaking-focused lessons accessible at any time and from any location on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The TruAccent technology from Rosetta Stone uses machine learning to assess pronunciation in real-time, providing interactive opportunities to improve language abilities inside the app. The Dynamic Immersion learning technique from Rosetta Stone uses highly engaging, real-world scenarios to guide learners toward fluency. Students can also use the Phrasebook feature to learn popular phrases as spoken by a native speaker and access a complete collection of audio lessons.

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is committed to making a difference in people's lives through the power of language education. The company's unique digital solutions promote good learning outcomes for the inspired student at home and in schools and workplaces worldwide. Rosetta Stone, founded in 1992, uses advanced digital technology to assist all kinds of learners read, write, and speak 24 languages. Rosetta Stone is a part of the IXL Learning family of brands in 2021.

About EdTech Breakthrough

The EdTech Breakthrough Awards program, which is part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, is dedicated to honoring excellence in educational technology products, businesses, and individuals. In addition, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards offer a platform for public acknowledgment of breakthrough educational technology accomplishments in areas of e-student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM, and many others.

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Elizabethtown College Exceeds Make A Deposit, Make A Difference Campaign to Provide Donations to Local Non-Profits

Elizabethtown College | March 17, 2022

Elizabethtown College has exceeded its Make A Deposit, Make A Difference campaign for the third consecutive year by reaching and surpassing its goal of 50 enrollment deposits made by accepted students over the last month. The College held its first two on-campus Accepted Student Days on February 12 and March 12 and committed to matching up to $15,000 in deposits made during that time period to donate the funds to three local community service organizations. "We are excited to welcome our new students who made the decision to become a Blue Jay and thrilled to have had them help us surpass our campaign goal to provide donations to worthy organizations, Our Make A Deposit, Make A Difference campaign resonates with our students and truly embodies the service-minded community they will join at Elizabethtown College." -Elizabethtown College Vice President for Enrollment Management John F. Champoli The College recently nearly doubled its goal, receiving 91 student deposits throughout the campaign. As a result of the campaign's success, $5,000 was presented to representatives respectively from Milagro House and Water Street Mission located in Lancaster, and Downtown Daily Bread located in Harrisburg. The effort aligns with the College's motto Educate for Service, which was adopted in 1915. Educate for Service expresses the College campus community's belief that the pursuit of knowledge is most noble when used to benefit others. More About This Year's Partnering Organizations The Milagro House offers education, housing, and supportive services for women and their children who without our program would likely be experiencing homelessness. It is the only program of its kind in the Lancaster area that has education as its foundation with the belief that it is a critical component to breaking the barriers that prevent the women we serve from obtaining a job that pays a family-sustaining wage and allows them to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their children. Water Street Mission is a faith-based, trauma-informed organization that has been working to provide restorative services to those in Lancaster County experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty since 1905. They provide a variety of services including access to emergency food and shelter, a long term residential program, medical and dental care, vocational training, resources for those with behavioral health and those battling addiction, community food distribution, an early learning center, and a center for mentoring and development for teens. Downtown Daily Bread has been a gateway to basic human services for hundreds of homeless and hungry individuals in Harrisburg for over thirty-eight years. It is the only one-stop, walk-in resource center for all hungry and homeless individuals. They offer a soup kitchen, day shelter, and a winter season night shelter for members of the Harrisburg community. About Elizabethtown College Elizabethtown College, located in southcentral Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than 50 health, science, engineering, political science business, communications, fine art and music, humanities, and education degrees.

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IBEForuM Hosts QATAR DIGITAL LEARNING SUMMIT (Virtual) to Focus on the Key challenges of the Education Sector

IBEForuM | April 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has just accelerated the growth of e-learning. This virtual conference is designed to bring together the digital learning solution providers from all over the globe that will cater to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 of modernizing and digitalizing the education sector and solve the challenges of digital learning. Our extensive research with authoritative input from the key industry figures will provide an up-to-the-minute overview of the crucial issues faced by the various educational institutions and organizations on how to maximize e-learning for a sustainable future. This virtual Summit will bring together the key stakeholders and innovators of the digital learning industry for the betterment of the education sector. You can network with other e-learning professionals and gain the latest insights from the industry leaders featuring high-profile case studies and have an interactive discussions. The decision-makers in this strategic virtual Summit are the Deputy Minister, Ministers, Chairmans, CEO, Director General, Deputy Director General Professor, Teacher, Lecturer, Principal/Dean, Education Technology Heads, etc. from Schools, Colleges, Universities, Higher Education Academies, Government and Semi-Government Entities. We also have on board speakers from – Qatar Foundation Ministry of Education, Qatar Qatar Academy Qatar University Qatar Medical Students Association edX to name a few. Some of our Key Sponsors are - Microsoft (Gold Sponsor) Ensof (Gold Sponsor) KaiT (Gold Sponsor) Lexima (Gold Sponsor) Intelliboard (Silver Sponsor) Kestone – (Virtual Event Sponsor) For more details, please visit https://www.qatarsummits.com/ Contact: Arif Ulla Director | Product Development IBEForuM +91 80 5006 0064, +91 984 511 3293, +1 347 474 1886 Event Host – IBEForuM (International Business and Economic Forum) https://www.ibeforum.com/

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Acer Boosts Learning with Four Durable Chromebooks for Education

Acer | January 25, 2022

Acer today announced four new Chromebooks with the latest technologies, durable designs and a collection of features that optimize them for the education environment. "The popularity of Chromebooks continues to grow thanks to the robust features in the Chrome Education Upgrade combined with advances in Chromebook design, features and technology. These new Acer Chromebooks deliver the foundational technology that help students strive for success at school, while also ensuring teachers and administrators have a powerful device for class preparation and IT management." James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. Chrome Education Upgrade, Zero-Touch Enrollment Maximize Learning With Chrome Education upgrade, teachers and administrators can leverage the full capabilities of the Chromebook and Chrome OS to ensure students can focus on learning with a robust, secure device. In addition, IT departments can easily manage them with Zero-touch enrollment — to drop ship new Acer Chromebooks to their school sites that will automatically enroll as soon as the end user connects to the internet. Durable Design All of the four new Chromebooks were built to withstand the challenges of a busy school environment, featuring impact-resistant chassis that meet MIL-STD 810H[1] standards. A shock-absorbent bumper and reinforced design protects them from drops as high 122 cm (48 ft) and withstands up to 60 kg (132.3 lbs) of pressure. The Chromebooks' displays can also be opened a full 180 degrees (360 degrees for the Spin models), helping protect the devices when the screen is being handled, and a unique drainage system built into their keyboards helps protect internal components from accidental water spills[2]. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311, Acer Chromebook 512 and Acer Chromebook 511 also have mechanically anchored keys that are difficult for inquisitive students to remove, but at the same time, simple for IT personnel to repair or replace. Widened brackets and reinforced I/O ports further protect them from the wear and tear of frequent use. Eco-Friendly Features Include OceanGlass Touchpad A testament to Acer's commitment to sustainability, all four of the new Chromebooks feature a unique environmentally-friendly OceanGlass™ touchpad made entirely of abandoned ocean-bound plastic waste. Not only does the use of this waste contribute to the reduction of plastics adrift in the ocean, it also gives the touchpad a glass-like texture and responsive tactile feedback. Additionally, three of the Chromebooks—the Acer Chromebook Spin 311, Acer Chromebook 512 and Acer Chromebook 511—integrate post-consumer recycled plastics into their chassis design to further exemplify Acer's commitment to sustainability. Acer Chromebook 512 — Taller Display Boosts Productivity The new Acer Chromebook 512 (C852) has as 12-inch display with a productivity-boosting 3:2 aspect ratio for 18% more vertical space compared to an equally wide 16:9 display, meaning that students can see more text, maps, photos and schoolwork before needing to scroll. An optional panel with integrated multi-touch capabilities is also available. The Acer Chromebook 512 provides an excellent remote-learning experience with two built-in microphones as well as a webcam with TNR technology for enhanced video quality. Furthermore, a blue glass IR-cut filter within the camera module helps to minimize the impact that background light flares (such as those from lamps or ceiling lights) have on a user's webcam. Powered by the latest N-series Intel® processors, the Acer Chromebook 512 (C852) delivers the responsive performance and long 12-hour battery life needed to make it through a long day of classes and homework. Acer Chromebook 511 — Classic Compact Design; Safe for Young Students The Acer Chromebook 511 (C734/C734T) is an 11.6-inch Chromebook available with either a standard or multi-touch display on top of a compact, durable design that makes it ideal for 1:1 programs, technology labs and wireless carts. Plus, the Chromebook is safe and suitable for even the youngest students, featuring plastic coatings and having met the ASTM F963-16[3] Toy Safety Standard and UL/IEC 60950-1[4] standards. The Acer Chromebook 511 provides up to 12 hours of battery life as well as responsive performance, since it's powered by the latest N-series Intel® processors. For remote learning needs, dual microphones and a flare-reducing HD webcam let students take the classroom with them. Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) technology further enhances video quality, particularly in low-light conditions, by analyzing and utilizing information from multiple frames simultaneously. Acer Chromebook 314 — Large 14-inch Display Ideal for administrators, teachers and older students who need to multitask for their classes and projects, the Acer Chromebook 314 (C934/C934T) has a large 14-inch FHD IPS[5] touchscreen display[6] with narrow 8.1 mm side bezels and an overall compact design. The display's anti-glare coating allows it to be used even in bright lighting conditions, and it is also available with multi-touch options[6]. The Chromebook 314 provides an excellent remote learning experience. A flare-reducing webcam with (TNR) technology enhances video quality, DTS Audio delivers high-quality, distortion-free sound, and a pair of built-in microphones capture clear audio. Plus, the Chromebook 314 features the latest N-series Intel® processors to ensure solid performance and up to 10-hours of battery life[7]. Students and teachers will enjoy a reliable Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) wireless connection with speeds up to 3x faster than Wi-Fi 5[8]. Acer Chromebook Spin 311 — Convertible with Long Battery Life Designed for K-12 students, the Acer Chromebook 311 (R722T/R723T) is a convertible and durable device optimized for learning anywhere. Its responsive 11.6-inch touch display is protected by Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla® Glass® which is both tough and embedded with ionic silver that resists the growth of odor- and stain-causing microorganisms[9]. A pair of 360-degree hinges allow it to be used in four usage modes, such as clamshell mode for typing or presentation mode for showing off work when in small groups. The Chromebook's MediaTek MT8183 processor keeps students learning with efficient performance that contributes to a long battery life of up to 15 hours[7]. Its HD webcam has a camera shutter for privacy when not in calls. For excellent connectivity, the Acer Chromebook 311 is available with Wi-fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 (R723T) or Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 (R722T), depending on configuration. About Acer Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer's 7,500 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology.

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Atlanta Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Learning Online, in the Classroom or Wherever It is Taking Place

Discovery Education | August 21, 2020

Silver Spring, Md. (Friday, August 21, 2020) Georgia’s Atlanta Public Schools has selected Discovery Education to support the creation of more equitable learning experiences online, in the classroom, or wherever instruction is taking place in the coming school year. Through this new partnership, educators across the district will have access to Discovery Education Experience, a suite of new K-12 digital resources that they may leverage as they create high-quality learning opportunities for their students. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide.

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