Nov 15

Shmoop Goes Global to the Max with SAT


Mountain View, California (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

Juniors and seniors returning to the classroom this fall already have one eye on the university of their dreams, and Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) is ready to help get them there.

Shmoop University, Inc., a digital curriculum company that aims to make learning fun and accessible, has SAT

Nov 14

Bertelsmann to Acquire Relias Learning

Cary, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

Relias Learning, the leader in SaaS-based training and compliance solutions for the health and human services market, announced today that it will be acquired by Bertelsmann, the preeminent global media company based in Germany. Bertelsmann is buying Relias from its current owners, Vista Equity Partners and LLR Partners.

Nov 12

Trident University International Set to Acknowledge This Years Veterans Day on Multiple Fronts


Cypress, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2014

Veterans Day falls on Tuesday, November 11th, and Trident University International (Trident) will be acknowledging the holiday on several fronts this year. The University, which counts two-thirds of its current student population as active duty members of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard, also has veterans making up 29% of its faculty, management, and staff.

Trident will mark the holiday internally by acknowledging and thanking its employees who have served in any of the five branches. Additionally, yellow ribbons will be available for all employees to wear and a public lunch will be held for employees to commiserate with their veteran colleagues.

The University will also be hosting a clothing drive for homeless veterans and other veterans in need, donating these items directly to the Veterans Affairs of Long Beach, CA.

Externally, Trident will see its National Director of Military Relations, Philip F. Johndrow, take part in events hosted by Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide Insurance is a Trident University International education partner. Johndrow will deliver an inspirational speech to Nationwides veterans employee group, highlighting the organizational value of a veteran and the unique leadership skills that these talented men and women bring to the table.

Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served our nation. There is a common bond that they these men and women share, and that is an oath that they expressed in their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice defending the United States. Let us take the time to thank every veteran you meet not just today but every day for protecting our freedom, says Johndrow.

Johndrow is a 33-year veteran of the United States Army, retiring as the Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth. In this capacity Johndrow also served as the Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance.

In addition, Johndrow will take part in a Veterans Day parade hosted by Nationwide on November 7th.

Veterans Day is an annual holiday held on each November 11th to honor the contributions of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Celebrated starting in 1919 under the name Armistice Day marking the end of the major hostilities in World War I. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill marking the celebration of Veterans Day, which celebrates the contributions of those who served at any time.

About Trident University

Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 90% of who have doctoral degrees. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Tridents Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.







Nov 11

Ginger.io Announces Research Collaborations with Leading U.S. Healthcare Institutions


San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

Ginger.io, the leading digital behavioral health solution, announced a series of new research collaborations today and released early findings from several ongoing research engagements. The newly announced institutions include UC San Francisco, Partners HealthCare (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Womens Hospital, and McLean Hospital), Duke University, UC Davis and University of Nebraska Medical Center. With these and other collaborations, Ginger.io is now working with more than half of the top 10 academic medical centers in the U.S.

Like providers, academic medicine is looking for better ways to understand how patient behaviors affect health outcomes, said Dr. Anmol Madan, co-founder and CEO of Ginger.io. Ginger.ios smartphone app and analytics engine is essentially a new class of microscope that helps quantify and understand real-world behavior at scale, in many different disease areas. For our academic partners, this offers new insight about clinical characterization, and it may lead to better diagnosis and new therapeutics and interventions for these conditions.

The announced partnerships are using the Ginger.io platform in one of two ways, said Dr. Ilan Elson, Head of Research and Development at Ginger.io. Our partners are either deploying Ginger.ios existing core behavioral health (i.e., mental health) programs in new and exciting ways, or they are using the Ginger.io platform on new conditions like heart disease and chronic pain.

UCSF is one such institution deploying Ginger.ios behavioral health application in a research setting. Drs. Patricia Arean and Adam Gazzaley and their teams at UCSF have launched a study to measure digital interventions in patients with major depressive disorder. The multi-arm clinical study involves hundreds of patients recruited online and delivers interventions exclusively through remote digital channels, with no face-to-face interaction between doctors and patients.

Were very excited about the approach Ginger.io is taking to engage patients suffering from depression, said Dr. Patricia Arean, Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. Patient feedback on the experience has been overwhelmingly positive thus far, and were excited to learn more about what digital interventions can do for mental health.

Just outside of Boston at McLean Hospital, Chief of McLeans Psychotic Disorders Division Dr. Dost

Nov 10

EI Design Announces Partnership with aNewSpring


Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) October 16, 2014

Global learning solutions provider, EI Design, announces an exciting new content development partnership with aNewSpring, a leading authoring tool provider with roots in Holland and India.

Always at the top of its game, EI Design has been creating innovative eLearning solutions for over 12 years. Our mandate is to energise learning and were always on the lookout for ways to add value to our customers online learning experiences, says EI Design founder and Managing Director, Asha Pandey.

The new partnership builds on EI Designs forward-thinking and evaluative approach to meeting individual learners needs. Headed by Asha, a core team at EI Design continuously evaluates learner needs and expectations and explores the ability of emerging tools and technologies to fulfill those needs. This effectively led us to aNewSpring. Their training platform enables a high degree of adaptive learning and customisation to suit the learner, explains Asha.

Among the features of aNewSpring that allow for this customisation is the great variety of course content available for social and blended learning. Training providers can choose from tests, practice exams, lessons, surveys, assignments, assessments and evaluations. The learning journeys are supported by graphics and progress results in a step-by-step flow. The tool works for individual, guided or group learning experiences.

Additionally, aNewSprings tool enables the creation of personalised, adaptive learning journeys. Its adaptive learning algorithm automatically addresses those subjects that require training and offers next steps based on the individuals score. The tools ability to automatically adapt and truly personalise learning, combined with analytics, adds further value to our work for customers, adds Asha.

To date, more than 10,000 companies have had eLearning training delivered through aNewSprings platform. For aNewSpring, the EI Design team brings experience developing simple, effective courses based on scenario, game and active learning for diverse learner profiles. This experience over 5,500 hours of eLearning across industries and 300+ hours of mLearning design provides a great perspective on customers needs and the innovative approaches available to meet them.

EI Design is excited about where the new partnership with aNewSpring will take both companies. From custom development to localisation, the combined expertise brought by this collaboration will expand the market share globally for both companies, Asha says. She also points out that accessing this eLearning powerhouse is very affordable. EI Designs total cost of outsourcing (TCO) is among the most competitive in the industry this translates into a higher value for every dollar spent by customers. Ultimately, EI Designs expertise in crafting immersive learning experiences can be used to push the envelope in developing engaging learning experiences using aNewSprings tool. This drive to create the best learning experience for our customers is how we energise learning.

To learn more about EI Design, visit eidesign.net and eidesign.net/blog/.

About EI Design:

EI Design began in February 2002 as a small team of three. The company has come a long way since and is now capable of generating over 500 online learning hours in a year. The employees have been the core of the companys success throughout the years they are experienced, passionate and committed to providing the best solutions to exceed the customers expectations every time.

EI Designs positive and dynamic energy has proven to be contagious and attractive; many of the companys business relationships have continued through the decade and developed at every turn. This success in building unique learning solutions has led to the companys consistent profitability throughout its existence.

About aNewSpring:

The aNewSpring platform allows to create and deliver personal journeys of learning activities to let learners blossom. aNewSprings product is one of a kind and specifically developed for training providers. Together 250 clients already trained over 500,000 learners. These learners have completed over 50 million personalized lessons and already more than 10,000 companies have had training delivered through our platform.

Contact Details:

Asha Pandey

#160, Arun Arch, 9th Cross, Indira Nagar 1st Stage

Bangalore, Karnataka 560038 India

Tel: +91-80-25202679

Source: EI Design Private Limited