By BARRY FISCHER, District 518
April 29, 2016 on Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — In 2013, Gallup’s State of America’s Schools report stated that 55 percent of U.S. K-12 students are “engaged” in their education, 28 percent are not engaged and 17 percent are actively disengaged. Technology can be one of the keys to increasing engagement in our classrooms.
First of all, let’s set the record straight — technology in the hands of a student is not necessarily engaging. Handing a tablet to a student is not engaging. However, it is how we craft the learning experience with great lesson delivery and technology as a tool.
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by Natasha Singer on January 17, 2016
Judging by the number of learning apps available to classrooms around the country, the education technology market aimed at elementary through high schools is booming.
There are more than 3,900 math and reading apps, classroom management systems and other software services for schools in the United States, according to LearnTrials, a start-up that helps school districts assess and manage these tools.
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by Phil Hill
eLiterate on March 14, 2016
Schoology, a social cloud-based LMS known mostly used in the K-12 market, has set its sights on expanding into the higher education market using their recent $32 million funding round. Last January, Colorado State University’s Global Campus selected Schoology to replace Blackboard Learn, yet the market impact of this decision was limited, partially due to the non-traditional nature of the online-only campus.
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by eCampus News on April 20th, 2016
The college is focusing on learner-centric design, ability to support traditional and online teaching methods, and integration capabilities
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.
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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.”
For more on Schoology’s higher ed offerings, visit: http://www.schoology.com/higher-ed
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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.
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- 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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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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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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WILMINGTON, Del. — When fifth-graders in Katy Corey’s class at Carrie Downie Elementary School comb through math problems on their laptops, it looks at a glance like everybody is doing the same thing. But look closer and you’ll find each student’s exercises are a little different.
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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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DOVER, Del.–March 25, 2015–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has selected Schoology’s learning management system (LMS) to power online and blended learning across the entire state. The contract was awarded following a competitive review. Schoology will help drive innovation in teaching and blended learning for an estimated 40,000 students in the 2015-2016 school year with more districts signing on in subsequent years.
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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