Entries by Tom

Virtual schools are multiplying, but some question their educational value

By Lyndsey Layton and Emma Brown, Published: November 26, 2011 WashingtonPost.com A Virginia company leading a national movement to replace classrooms with computers — in which children as young as 5 can learn at home at taxpayer expense — is facing a backlash from critics who are questioning its funding, quality and oversight. K12 Inc. […]

Dawn of the ‘dot EDU era’

“I sincerely believe that we have now entered the dawn of ‘dot edu’ era which will stimulate and transform students, instructors, institutions and the global economy to reach new horizons.”, “For the first time academic institutions are takeing precise control of their web presence and student experiences as online competitiveness increases.”

Google Says Pearson’s New Learning System Is ‘Not a Shared Product’

By Jeffrey R. Young – October 20, 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education Philadelphia—When Pearson officials talk about their new learning-management system, OpenClass, they like to mention Google. They note that the software is distributed through Google’s App marketplace, and say that it was inspired by Google’s popular e-mail and Web services platform. Pearson drops the company’s […]

Workforce Development Transitioning from 2011 to 2020

Gilfus Education Group Announces Webinar on Developing a Productive Workforce from 2011 to 2020 “Workforce Development: Transitioning from 2011 to 2020” Washington, DC   (Thursday, August 11th, 2011) — Gilfus Education Group announced today that it will offer a webinar titled Workforce Development: Transitioning from 2011 to 2020.  Attendees will be provided with an overview […]

Strategic Online Learning and SCORM Content Webinar

Gilfus Education Group Announces Strategic Online Learning and SCORM Content Webinar “Strategic Online Learning and SCORM Content Webinar” Washington, DC (Wednesday August 10th, 2011) – Gilfus Education Group announced today that it will offer a webinar on Strategic Online Learning and SCORM Content. eLearning and online training products and services are one of the most rapidly […]