by Joyce Russell
05/19/2016 on NWI
PORTAGE — Some students here will be able to lighten their loads if the proposal to move from textbooks to digital learning is approved.
The Portage Township School Board on Wednesday night held a discussion on the adoption of high school social studies and elementary through middle school math materials.
Superintendent Richard Weigel said, if approved at the board’s May 26 meeting, high school students will no longer be assigned textbooks. Instead, all of the materials used in and out of the classroom will be digital and accessible through iPads, computers and other electronic devices. The only textbooks would be a classroom set for back ups.
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Schoology is selected for learner-centric design, ability to support traditional and online teaching methods, and integration capabilities
WHEATON, Ill. – April 13, 2016 – Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, today announced that Wheaton College has implemented Schoology as its new learning management system (LMS). The five-year contract makes Schoology available to more than 2,500 Wheaton College students and the institution’s academic, extracurricular and administrative branches. Click to Tweet.
Research from EDUCAUSE reports that while learning management systems are installed at nearly every college and university campus, only half of the professors use their LMSs. Reasons for lack of use include poor integration, difficult interfaces and the inability of many older LMSs to keep up with the sophisticated needs of traditional and online teaching methods. Furthermore according to the research, very few professors use their existing LMSs to engage with students outside of the classroom.
Wheaton College stated that Schoology was a new and more technologically sophisticated LMS able to combine instructional and communication tools into a collaborative learning interface as reasons for selecting the platform. “We are pleased to welcome Wheaton College, an elite liberal arts college with forward-thinking leaders, as a new customer. Wheaton College saw the power and potential of Schoology’s learner-centric design with a more invigorated focus on student engagement, achievement, and retention than the course-centric designs of a traditional LMS.” said Jeremy Friedman, CEO of Schoology.
Schoology connects all the people, content, and systems that fuel education in a platform that’s so easy to use, it’s second nature. The platform offers higher ed institutions time-saving course management, assessment management, in-depth analytics, and flexible standards-based integrations that make it simple to connect other systems. Schoology also provides native mobile apps so faculty can manage their classes on the go and students can stay connected on any device.
“Our students and faculty participated heavily in the selection process for our new LMS. The students were clear that they wanted a platform that was simple to use on any device and powerful enough to be fully adopted by all faculty so that there would be just one LMS for all of their courses and activities,” said Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Wheaton College. “We selected Schoology because of its intuitive learner-centric design, its ability to support our traditional and new teaching methods, and its strong integration capabilities.”
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About Wheaton College
Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. For more information, visit wheaton.edu.
Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology’s education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education, and provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than 12 million people from 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn. Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.
Background and Media Assets
- Learn about technology at Wheaton: http://www.wheaton.edu/About-Wheaton/Technology-at-Wheaton
- More about Schoology in higher ed: http://www.schoology.com/higher-ed
- Interview of Wendy Woodward by Phil Hill: http://mfeldstein.com/wheaton-college-selects-schoology-as-new-lms-in-surprise-decision/
- Wheaton College media center: http://www.wheaton.edu/Media-Center
- Wheaton on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheatoncollegeil/
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Summary (22 words): Wheaton College picks Schoology to replace existing learning management system. Five-year contract serves 2,500 Wheaton students and academic, extracurricular and administrative branches.
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Students, teachers executed a virtual learning day to develop online learning and working skills
As college and career skills are touted as essential for students’ success after high school, students in one New Jersey school got a lesson in one fast-growing workplace trend: learning and working from home.
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Widespread use of digital learning materials, an intensifying focus on achievement and the influx of digital devices into classrooms are increasing districts’ need to have some form of learning management systems (LMS), experts say.
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NEXT 2015 moves to Chicago, Doubles attendance, content offerings and conference length from last year
CHICAGO – May 14, 2015—Schoology today announced that Dr. Fareed Zakaria—global thinker, columnist, author and CNN host—is the keynote speaker for Schoology NEXT in Chicago, July 20-22. In 2015, Schoology’s user conference increases to two and a half days and doubles attendance to welcome over 600 global Schoology users. Over 40 sessions are offered in the conference theme of “Transform What’s Possible,” covering topics in leadership, mobile learning, technology integration, and other hot button issues in education today. Educators are encouraged to register as soon as possible at SchoologyNEXT.com to secure their spot. Click to Tweet.
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Best in Class: Schoology Named Best Overall PK-12 Education Solution and Best LMS in 2015 CODiE Awards
NEW YORK – May 12, 2015—For the second year in a row, Schoology took home top honors as the Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution and the overall Best PK-12 Solution in the annual CODiE Awards, the education technology industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The CODiEs, awarded by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognize leading products in the business software, digital content and education technology industries. Click to Tweet.
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NEW YORK – April 7, 2015—Schoology has again been recognized by the Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA) in the 2015 CODiE Awards as a finalist in both Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution and Best Postsecondary Learning Management Solution categories. Schoology won the premier overall CODiE award in 2014 as the Best Education Solution for K-12 and higher ed, an award given to the most highly-scored technology of the 28 education product categories.
Mary Jo Madda
March 26, 2015
Q: I’m a high school physics teacher and I have a great set of materials that I use to teach my class. What I need is an easy way to share these materials with my students, give them assignments and have them turn the work in. What’s a low-cost, lightweight way to do this?–Baffled in Boston
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March 25, 2015
The Delaware Department of Education signs a contract with Schoology, a New York City-based company, for a learning management system that all schools and teachers in the state will be able to use to personalize instruction, provide students with access to a wide variety of content aligned with the Common Core State Standards and share lesson plans with other teachers with a click of a button.
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Dover — The Delaware Department of Education announced today that it has signed a contract with Schoology, a New York City-based company, for a learning management system (LMS) that all schools and teachers in the state will be able to use to personalize instruction, provide students with access to a wide variety of content aligned with the Common Core State Standards and share lesson plans with other teachers with a click of a button.
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March 23, 2015
Delaware’s Department of Education announced Monday that it has signed a contract with New York City-based Schoology to implement a new learning management system in more First State schools. The Schoology LMS will allow teachers to distribute documents and assignments, provide feedback to students and post grades more efficiently online. The LMS will also help teachers align their curricula more closely with the national Common Core standards.
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March 12, 2015
School would be a lot easier for administrators and teachers if technology were left outside of the classroom walls. Technology brings significant and frustrating obstacles to student learning. The range includes infrastructure issues like wireless connectivity, printing difficulties, projector failures, student behavioral challenges, and helping parents navigate the home environment with mobile technology.
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MIDLAND, Pa. February 18, 2015 – A new digital way to learn about the arts is soon coming to middle and high school students. Henry Mancini Arts Education—created by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC) and its partners—contains 3,000 online arts lessons that bring dance, music, theatre and visual arts to students via digital platforms including tablets, smart phones, laptops and computers. The lessons, for home schooling, virtual schools, or traditional classrooms, to be accessed through the Schoology learning management system, will be available in Fall 2015.
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