Jul 18

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference Features Best Practices for Incorporating Technology Into the College Classroom


Madison, Wis. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Magna Publications is pleased to announce the full lineup of speakers for the 2014 Teaching Professor Technology Conference, as well as the addition of a two-day extended pre-conference workshop on blended learning course design that was just added to the program.

Coming to Denver, Oct. 9-12, The Teaching Professor Technology Conference provides a thought-provoking and stimulating conference for educators of all disciplines and experience levels to share practical ideas and best practices for using technology to advance teaching and learning in higher education. Registration is now open.

The annual conference brings together approximately 750 educators from colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The conference features five preconference workshops, more than 70 concurrent sessions, and 20 poster sessions. It also includes plenary presentations by three highly respected educators:


Alec Couros, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Regina, Canada
Plenary Title: Embracing Social Networks for Teaching and Learning

Timothy D. Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Plenary Title: Making Sense of the Neuroscience behind Learning

Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D., director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs at North Carolina State University and founder of Flip It Consulting
Plenary Title: Game On! Four Ways Games Can Enhance the Flipped Classroom

The conference program consists of 45-minute and 75-minute concurrent sessions related to these key topic areas:

Jul 17

Διαχείριση της Σχολικής Τάξης | e learning Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών

Διαχείριση της Σχολικής Τάξης | e learning Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών

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Jul 16

ScholarLMS Acquired by Bitkea Technologies

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014

vTrainingRoom, Inc. (VTR) today announced that it has completed a transaction selling ScholarLMS, to Bitkea Technologies, a steadily growing IT services and SaaS provider in Dehradun, India. The sale was complete for an undisclosed purchase price. Coinciding with this transaction, the latest ScholarLMS software system release introduces new pricing. The latest version of this robust cloud based Learning Platform features a pay when you earn entrepreneur friendly pricing model, enabling businesses to get started with a full featured LMS for free.

In addition to that, ScholarLMS now features a refined user interface which offers more customization thereby allowing a wide variety of users to tweak the system according to the nature of their business. Furthermore, the users will now be able to sell their individual courses in addition to selling the entire coursework/program. This allows better monetization of the available material with a user.

Together, ScholarLMS and Bitkea expect to expand to a user-base of ten thousand users by the end of the calendar year. VTR mentioned that the new owners of ScholarLMS also plan on bringing the eLearning experience to many small businesses and non-profits. VTR also added that Bitkea Technologies believes that such organizations have previously stayed away from online learning because of either the pricing or awareness and that ScholarLMS can change that scenario by focusing on the large number of universities and educational institutes that do not offer a cloud based platform to its students at this time.

VTR further added that a major differentiating point between ScholarLMS and the competition would be the simplification of the Moodle platform as also the robust service support that Bitkea Technologies will offer to its customers. The 24-hour global customer service is going to ensure that all technical and other queries are addressed regardless of the time zone differences.







Jul 16

General Dynamics Information Technology, Obsidian Learning, EdAssist and Intrepid Learning to Sponsor Elliott Masies Learning 2014 Event


Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2014

Elliott Masie, Host and Curator of Learning 2014, to be held at Disneys Coronado Springs Resort October 26 29, 2014, is pleased to welcome the following leading suppliers in the Learning field as Sponsors:

General Dynamics Information Technology (http://www.gdit.com/CustomLearning)

General Dynamics Information Technology helps organizations implement their most critical business imperatives through custom-developed blended, classroom, mobile and e-learning; analysis and performance consulting; and learning staff augmentation services.

Obsidian Learning (http://www.obsidianlearning.com)

Geared to provide a competitive advantage, Obsidian helps Fortune 500 firms develop employee skills that boost individual productivity and overall business performance.

EdAssist (in Partnership with University of Phoenix) (http://www.edassist.com)

EdAssist transforms employer tuition assistance programs into a strategic investment that cultivates a smarter workforce and improves employee retention and mobility.

Intrepid Learning (http://www.intrepidls.com)

Intrepid Learning imagines, creates and delivers world class learning solutions to inspire individual performance and drive organizational success.

Elliott Masie recently announced 3 exciting keynote speakers for Learning 2014, to be held in Orlando, Florida from October 26th to 29th:

Jul 15

Skinspirations Hosts Reopening, Donating Proceeds to Professional Development of Disadvantaged Women in Tampa Bay


Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) July 07, 2014

Skinspirations, a center for cosmetic enhancement devoted to non-surgical aesthetics, will be hosting a reopening event on July 10th, from 5-7:30pm, during which they will be accepting donations in exchange for raffle prizes which include aesthetic services and products. These donations will benefit the local Dress for Success of Tampa Bay. Skinspirations recent expansion has warranted the reopening event, and all participants will have the opportunity to support Dress for Success by donating an item from the organizations Wish list or purchasing raffle tickets. Dress for Success Tampa Bay works to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.

A representative from Dress for Success Tampa Bay will be attending the event to provide more information on the organization. In addition to the charitable undertone, the event will also have the following:

Event-only pricing for all product & treatment demonstrations;

Giveaway of a free SkinPen treatment;

Obagi product education;

Summer makeup tutorial by a glo minerals makeup artist; and

Spin-the-wheel for beauty prizes, including Botox, Juv

Jul 14

Professor Urges Reform in Our Educational System

MELBOURNE, Australia (PRWEB) July 07, 2014

After graduating high school, Dr. Chandana Watagodakumburas eyes were opened to the vast limitations of our current education system and how the skills and abilities of individuals were not being recognized appropriately. While some students were labeled with a learning disability, the reality was that they simply did not have the motivation to study – it had nothing to do with their aptitude to learn.

In Dr. Watagodakumburas new book, Education from a Deeper and Multidisciplinary Perspective, his goal is to raise awareness about a better form of education that will help us achieve a more successful society.

My main hobby is reading extensively in diverse areas, mostly in education-related areas, Dr. Watagodakumbura said. My curious mind moves on searching related material, giving me the opportunity to create new insights. This helped me to identify possible solutions to some of our education and social problems.

According to Dr. Watagodakumbura, teachers should take a multidisciplinary approach to education by using insights from a number of disciplines such as psychology, neurology and neuroscience. Instead of focusing education on a students future employment or career path, each child will be identified by their individual psychological and neurological traits and sent through a specialized learning plan.

Such an authentic education system has the promise of providing solutions to some of our long-standing social problems such as high crime rates, drug and alcohol misuse, mental illnesses, poverty, issues related to industrialization and neglect of gifted, creative and sensitive individuals, Dr. Watagodakumbura said. This will essentially pave the way for a more sustainable social development.

For more information, visit http://www.educationfromdeepermultidisciplinaryperspective.org.

Education from a Deeper and Multidisciplinary Perspective: For a Sustainable Development of a Neurodiverse Society A Futuristic View

By Chandana Watagodakumbura

ISBN: 978-1-4931-3141-9

Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris online bookstores.

About the author

Dr. Chandana Watagodakumbura holds both doctorate and masters degrees in engineering from RMIT University, Melbourne, and a bachelors degree in engineering from the University of Peradeniya. He also has a graduate certificate in higher education from Monash University, Melbourne. Currently Dr. Watagodakumbura is working as a lecturer at RMIT University and he has worked as an academic at the Monash University, University of Northern Virginia and the University of Peradeniya previously. Dr. Watagodakumbura lives in Craigieburn, Victoria.







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Jul 11

Smart Education & Learning Market Projected to $344.94 Billion by 2019 New Report by MarketsandMarkets


(PRWEB) June 24, 2014

The report “Smart Education & Learning Market by Hardware: IWB & SBL, Software: LMS/LCMS, Open Source & Mobile Education Apps, Educational Content: Digital Content, Test And Assessment & Digital Text Book – Global Advancements, Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 – 2019)”, defines and segments the global smart education market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of market sizes. The report also identifies the factors driving this market, various restraints and opportunities impacting it along with the adoption trends.

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MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global smart education and learning market to grow from $ 121.53 billion in 2014 to $ 344.94 billion in 2019. In terms of regions, North America is expected to be the largest market in terms of market size, while Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC) are expected to experience an increase in market traction, during the forecast period. APAC is expected to experience a high growth rate and adoption trend in this market.

MarketsandMarkets broadly segments the global smart education & learning market by regions: North America (NA), Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA); by products: hardware, software, services, educational content; by application: Prek-12, higher education, enterprise/business education, government, healthcare and others; by learning modes: self paced e-learning, virtual classroom or webinars, mobile learning, collaboration based learning, social learning, simulation-based learning and game-based learning.

As technology continues to develop, it brings with it latest opportunities and challenges for educators and students. The biggest challenge for education institutions is the difficulty in adopting a secure infrastructure and the lack of digital fluency among institutions towards the latest technological trends. Budget cuts continue to emerge for many K-12 and higher education institutions as they are largely dependent on state funding. Educational institutions lack IT governance which is essential for making the right decision while adopting products and software solutions.

The vendors in the smart education and learning market are constantly innovating and remodeling their current planning to build more proficient and modern information systems. Major vendors in the smart education and learning market are Blackboard, Smart Technologies, EduComp Solutions, Three Rivers Systems, NIIT Limited, Scholastic Corporation, Saba Software, Ellucian, Cisco Systems and Adobe Corporation among various others. The major forces driving this market are emergence of digital education, progression of interactive learning systems, growth of educational apps, and online and blended learning.

The education sector is no longer involved with the conventional form of teaching. The model of education has shifted and is now surrounded by digital technology. Schools and universities permit students to bring their own devices making learning more engaging and interactive.

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