Increase Engagement through Student-Centered Learning

Boston, MA (USA) / Bergen (NO), April 2015 - itslearning, maker of the personalized learning-management platform of the same name, has released a whitepaper on student-centered learning. Student-centered learning occurs when students are given a voice and choice in their learning and encouraged to gather knowledge themselves. When students are inspired to create rather than consume, teachers become facilitators and guides. This empowers students to take ownership of their learning.

The whitepaper presents examples of teaching strategies practiced in the classroom using the itslearning platform. itslearning facilitates student-centered learning by allowing instructors to accommodate the needs, interests, and skills of each and every student. "itslearning is dedicated to helping educators keep up with the changes in student needs," said Gayle Nixon, Chief Marketing Officer of itslearning.

itslearning is a leading cloud-based learning-management system (LMS) that enables teachers to more effectively engage today's digitally wired students anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The platform facilitates collaboration, fosters student content creation, and encourages peer analysis. This extends the role of the student far beyond that of a traditional "consumer."

The media-rich learning platform has a user-friendly interface that integrates seamlessly with existing school and district systems. It makes it easy for teachers to share instructional resources, assignments, activities, and assessments with students and parents via personalized dashboards.

The itslearning solution automatically adapts to support individual learning styles, which increases the opportunity for success. A recommendation engine automatically suggests resources and activities based on standards mastery. The recommendations are tailored specifically to learning styles, interests, learning pace, and the special requirements of each student.

itslearning is used by more than four million educators, students, and parents worldwide. It prides itself on understanding the needs of education. More than twenty percent of itslearning's employees have worked as teachers, and they can often be found in the classroom, learning from teachers. Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and has offices in multiple locations around the world.