Language Learning

Rosetta Stone in Eastern Europe

Harry TubbenFrankfurt (GER), April 2017 - (by Harry Tubben, Business Development Central Europe) Rosetta Stone has been helping people all around the world learn a new language for more than 25 years. In Eastern Europe in particular, users include both businesses and education institutions looking to implement language-learning programs. 

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Teachers' Unions

Focused on Plight of Refugee Children's Education

Brussels (BE), November 2015 - From Europe to the United States, teachers' unions are urging their governments both to welcome more refugees and to ensure that schools open their doors to make quality education available to refugee children. » MORE

Asia Tops

Biggest Global School Rankings

Pisa (I), May 2015 - The biggest-ever global school rankings have been published, with Asian countries in the top five places and African countries at the bottom. Singapore heads the table, followed by Hong Kong. The UK is in 20th place, among higher-achieving European countries, with the US in 28th. » MORE

Social Media

National Coalition of Education Associations

Los Angeles, CA (USA), May 2015 - A broad coalition of national education associations, advocates, and social-media influencers have launched the Break the Code of Silence Campaign. The initiative encourages educators to fill a perceived void in education-media coverage by self-reporting stories of the positive things happening daily in American schools. » MORE

Partnership

Streamlining the Data-Integration Process for Schools

Frederick, MD (USA), April 2015 - Regent Education has announced a strategic partnership with N2N Services to streamline data-integration processes and reduce the time needed to bring schools live on Regent's industry-leading financial aid management solution, Regent 8. The partnership will leverage N2N's integration cloud to create Student Information System (SIS) adapters that streamline the implementation process, enabling institutions to recognize the return on investment of Regent 8 in less time. » MORE

Video Content

From the Newsroom to the Classroom

Berlin (GER), December 2014 - The power of footage to convey events and ideas with immediacy and impact has been clear since the advent of celluloid. Film can convey the emotional, the extraordinary, and the complex so succinctly that it makes them an ideal resource for teachers seeking to inspire their students. Over the last fifteen years ITN Source has established a solid partnership with Discovery Education (formerly Espresso Education) to deliver video content that can then be applied for an educational purpose and delivered straight to the classroom. » MORE

Cybersecurity

Canadian Students to Learn Digital Safety Strategies

Markham, ON (CA), November 2014 - Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, the provider of digital content and professional development, have announced the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year education initiative designed to teach children to "Think Before You Link" and make safer decisions when using the Internet. The first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative focusing on cybersecurity education, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program will equip educators, students, and parents with the tools they need to be confident, safe digital citizens. » MORE

iNACOL

Personalized Learning Environments for Students

Washington, DC (USA), July 2014 - The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) congratulates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for taking positive action to modernize the E-Rate program for U.S. schools and libraries and driving change for the public good in expanding access to broadband for our nation's students. » MORE

Higher Education

Partner to Support the Use of Digital Content

Washington, DC (USA), May2014 - Blackboard Inc. and Discovery Education have announced a powerful new partnership supporting the integration of digital content into university and community-college courses nationwide. Through the partnership, higher-education faculty and students can now access Discovery Education's dynamic digital media through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment and on their mobile devices. In addition, the two companies are building a K-12 focused integration with plans to launch later this year. » MORE

Take Part

EI Surveys Teachers' Working Conditions

Brussels (BE), April 2014 - Education International (EI) is launching a worldwide survey on teaching and learning conditions, with the aim of bridging the gap between policy making and the reality of the classroom. The survey will be accessible online until the end of July in more than ten languages and is part of EI's assessment of Education for All. The results will be presented to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, later this year. » MORE

Global Monitoring

Making Quality Teachers a Global Priority

Addis Ababa (ET), February 2014 -The funding gap in education is creating a global shortage of teachers, according to the new Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), with 1.6 million teachers needed to achieve universal primary education by 2015. This number is even greater in secondary education, outlines the GMR, an authoritative reference published every year by UNESCO to monitor the progress of the global Education for All movement. » MORE

IMS GLC

Interoperability Standards for Education

San Diego, CA (USA), December 2013 - Interoperability is a major concern as platforms and technologies for learning proliferate. SCORM and the xAPI, LMSs, and LRSs came about because of attention from government and corporate organizations. But what about the education field? The IMS Global Learning Consortium provides guidance and support for learning technology in educational organizations worldwide. » MORE

Learning Episodes

First MOOC on Computing for Schools Now Live for All

Cambridge (UK), October 2013 - The first massive open online course (MOOC) designed to support teaching and learning of computing in schools has gone live for all. The first eighty-plus bite-sized videos released now focus on concepts at the heart of computing - hardware, data representation, and programming - essential for any teacher and student new to the subject. » MORE

High-Performance Learning

Meru Wi-Fi Selected by Thousands of Schools in UK

London (UK), September 2013 - Meru Networks, Inc, a provider of Wi-Fi networking, has announced that it has been chosen by more than 2,000 colleges, universities, and primary and secondary schools in the UK and Ireland in the past eighteen months. The institutions are deploying Meru Education-grade (MEG™) Wi-Fi networks to address sharply rising device densities, -œalways-on- students and faculty, and the accompanying increases in network traffic. » MORE