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Sparta Systems' TrackWise(R) Solution Delivers Workforce Training and Learning Initiatives for Cangene Corporation

HOLMDEL, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparta Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise quality and compliance management software, today announced that Cangene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company that manufactures therapeutic antibody products, has deployed Sparta's TrackWi...

Pearson Foundation Supports Incoming LSU Biology Students With 21st Century Learning Tools

LSU BIOS program joins the Digital Arts Alliance BATON ROUGE, La., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pearson Foundation today announced plans to support, for the second year in a row, Louisiana State University's ( LSU ) Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS) program with scholarships and...

Nanotechnology: Learning from past mistakes

Washington, DC A new expert analysis in Nature Nanotechnology questions whether industry, government and scientists are successfully applying lessons learned from past technologies to ensure the safe and responsible development of emerging nanotechnologies. The study applies the 12 "late ...

Simbionix Releases Powerful New Learning Management System With Enhanced True Assessment System(TM)

CLEVELAND, Ohio and DENVER, Colorado, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix' eLearning division, eTrinsic, announced the release of version 6.0 of their enhanced Learning Management System (LMS), incorporating the True Assessment System(TM) (TAS) for data reporting. Simbionix' LMS already delive...

LI-COR(R) Biosciences and Tiger Woods Learning Center Collaborate to Develop High School Curriculum in Genetics

LINCOLN, Neb., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In a plan designed to develop educational opportunities for students in grades 5-12, LI-COR Biosciences and the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) are collaborating to pilot a novel approach to genomics education. "A recent report by the National Research ...

New Online Learning Tool Fills the Knowledge Gap on Botulinum Toxin Type B for Cervical Dystonia

Solstice Neurosciences, Inc. Launches a Self-Guided Lesson as Prep for In-Person Workshops MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition that physician comfort and knowledge with techniques around botulinum toxin injections lead to the best results for patients...

MIT: Leveraging learning for artificial respiration

CAMBRIDGE, MA- MIT researchers have found that the body's innate ability to adapt to recurring stimuli could be leveraged to design more effective and less costly artificial respirators. The new approach could minimize the need for the induced sedation or paralysis currently necessary for some pat...

MIT: Leveraging learning for artificial respiration

CAMBRIDGE, MA- MIT researchers have found that the body's innate ability to adapt to recurring stimuli could be leveraged to design more effective and less costly artificial respirators. The new approach could minimize the need for the induced sedation or paralysis currently necessary for some pat...

The Learning Game - Researchers Study Video Gaming Principles that Apply to Education

The Wisconsin Technology Network recently interviewed two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers about their work in games and education, and how the principles behind learning a game can be used in academics. The first interview is with Dr. James Gee. James Gee, Ph.D. , is a professor of ...

GameBased Learning Strategies

Learning Principles Used in Games Apply to Academics MADISON-WI. - The Wisconsin Technology Network recently interviewed Kurt Squire, Ph.D , a University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher about his work in games and education, and how the principles behind learning a game can be used in academic...

Web-Based Learning Developed under new Chief Education Officer

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Renaissance Learning, a provider of school improvement programs and learning information systems for educators, announced Saturday the appointment of Arthur Stellar to the newly created position of chief education officer. Stellar plans to lead the development of Renaiss...

UW Medical School to build Health Sciences Learning Center

MADISON The University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School has a new home: Health Sciences Learning Center , a $55 million, 160,600-square-foot building that will unify the health sciences on the UW-Madison campus. Part of this is about creating the future of medicine, said Paul DeLuca , as...

University of Wisconsin team creates learning games

MADISON, Wis. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Educational Psychology has teamed up with the UW Systems Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab to create new worlds in which people can learn by exploring and doing. "The Department's Learning Sciences Program studies ...

Inacom named Microsoft's favorite learning solutions partner of the year

From left: Microsoft's Allison Watson, Inacom's Bryan Bechtoldt, Lauri Meixelsperger and Charlie Eaton, and Microsoft's Lutz Ziob. MADISON Inacom Information Systems was recently named Worldwide Learning Solutions Partner of the Year at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2004 . Inacom ...

IQ Academies brings online learning into Wisconsin homes

Through Feburary 25, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will foot the bill if high-school students enroll in a school outside their districts, including a completely online program offered by the Waukesha district called the IQ Academies . IQ Academies, the largest accredited online...

Renaissance Learning sells unprofitable subsidiary

Renaissance Learning Inc. , a provider of education products in Wisconsin Rapids, has sold Generation21 Learning Systems LLC to the subsidiary's president, John Stearns. Generation21 lost $4.6 million before taxes on $2.6 million in sales in 2004. Renaissance Learning said it had looked for str...

Renaissance Learning increases net, still plans merger

Wisconsin Rapids Renaissance Learning Inc., a provider of learning information systems and school improvement programs for pre-K-12 schools, announced its net income for the quarter ending March 31 was $6.5 million compared to $5.9 million for first-quarter 2004, an increase of 8.8 percent. T...

Improve your networking skills by learning from other professionals

Without effective and proper networking techniques, you may not be maximizing your time while attending events or when reaching out to other professionals. While people have their own networking style that works for them, it may not work for others. You need to do what works best for you and you...

Renaissance Learning merges with California firm

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. - Renaissance Learning, Inc. and AlphaSmart, Inc. announced today the completion of the merger of AlphaSmart with a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc. Renaissance Learning, headquartered in Wisconsin Rapids, provides monitoring systems used by more than 67,000 ...

Renaissance Learning issues dividend

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. - Renaissance Learning, Inc. , a provider of advanced computer-based assessment and progress monitoring technology for pre-K-12 schools, announced a quarterly cash dividend of $.05 per share, payable Sept. 1, 2005 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 12, 2005. Net incom...

Bringing distance learning alive

Madison, Wis. It's the universal presentation tool that isn't universally loved. But Microsoft's PowerPoint doesn't have to be boring, staid or lifeless - and shouldn't be if its use in distance learning is to be fully effective. That's the message of Katherine "Kit" Horton, a partner in the ...

Schrage: Don't think of distance learning as just automation

Madison, Wis. -- Distance learning is about more than just doing the usual lessons away from a physical classroom, says Michael Schrage. Rather, technology is a medium that opens up whole new questions about what is taught, how it is taught, and what the relationship should be between teachers, s...

Tech Digest: Merge eMed product updates; Renaissance Learning 3rd qtr results

Merge eMed updates eFilm Workstation Milwaukee, Wis. Merge eMed , a Merge Healthcare company and a leading medical imaging software and services company, today announced the release of eFilm Workstation 2.1 and its plug-in Advanced Visualization and Clinical Application software modules. ...

Renaissance Learning will expand in Dallas and cut back California and Madison

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.— Renaissance Learning , Inc., a provider of computerized assessment and progress monitoring tools for pre-K-12 schools and districts, will expand its Dallas field sales office and add a training and certification office center for all Renaissance product solutions. Re...

Renaissance Learning CEO resigns to start company

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Renaissance Learning, which makes computerized assessment and progress monitoring tools for pre-K-12 schools, said late on Wednesday that president and CEO John Hickey, 50, has resigned. He had been president since 1996 and CEO since 2003. "There is never a right time ...

Video game learning has no traction in K-12

Madison, Wis. - The mission to reform traditional education, promote innovative thinking, and prepare students for the globalized, high-tech economies of the future is expanding into virtual worlds. Someday, the curriculum for physics, history, engineering, or management classes could be deliv...

Charter Business powers distance learning

Distance education has historically been associated with television commercials offering things such as accredited high school Source: KSCADE MADISON For many years, distance education was associated with television commercials promising degrees in fields such as nursing, locksmithing and ...

PDAs add new dimension to distance learning

Madison, Wis. - Forget a computer on every desktop - the future of learning is a computer in the palm of every hand. It's learning that can engage diverse audiences - from uncommunicative high school students to members of the Armed Forces - in methods that can blend reality with artificial sc...

Augmented reality brings a new dimension to learning

Screen shot of MadCity Murder Mystery game Madison, Wis. - Kurt Squire , an assistant professor at the UW-Madison School of Education, hopes to bring a new dimension to education and learning with "augmented reality" games, which combine aspects of physical activity, traditional reading and m...

Schmidt rejoins Renaissance Learning

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. After a brief hiatus, Steven A. Schmidt has rejoined Renaissance Learning, Inc., as president and chief operating officer, effective April 26. Schmidt, 51, left the Wisconsin Rapids-based education software developer in January to pursue another opportunity. He had se...

Gaming conference explores interactive media in learning

Madison, Wis. - Between the "leetspeak" of chat rooms and instant messaging, the jargon of programmers, and an infinite library of obscure game-related terms and rules, it's readily apparent that devotees of computer games speak their own language. What's less apparent is the possibility that ...

W.M. Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million to Hutchinson Center Scholar to Study How Cells Go Awry

... orderly cooperation of normal cells. For creating a system that studies the rules governing cellular order - which enhances the potential for learning how cancer cells cheat - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center basic scientist Wenying Shou, Ph.D., has been named among the W.M. Keck Foundation's 2...

Nanotech particles affect brain development in mice

...g to Takeda, "Diseases associated with these genes include those we normally consider to develop in childhood, such as autistic disorder, epilepsy and learning disorders, and also others that arise mainly in adulthood or old age, such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease." Nanotech...

Zimmer Launches New Medical Education and BioSkills Training Program

...hat the Company believes sets new standards for the industry. A continuum of courses is available through the Zimmer Institute, spanning online learning modules, interactive small group discussions, intensive case study reviews, hands-on cadaver-based training and surgeon-to-surgeon training programs. ...

PROLOR Biotech Acquires License Option from Yeda for Development of Long-Acting Anti-Obesity Drug

...eveloped at the Weizmann Institute. The Weizmann Institute of Science is a world-renowned center of natural and exact sciences research and higher learning based in Rehovot, Israel. "The Weizmann Institute produces world-class research and this agreement, enabling us to access novel technology deve...

EPA Refuge Determination Positive for the Environment

...ement online education center for growers, the Insect Resistance Management learning Center. The learning tool was developed in partnership with the Agricultural Biotechnology Stewa...

iSource Networks Partners with inVentiv Health to Develop New Technology Platform for Reaching Healthcare Consumers

...ence expert and author of the nationally bestselling book, The Culture Code . Using a unique blend of biology, cultural anthropology, psychology, and learning theories, Dr. Rapaille delivers "archetype discoveries" that reveal why people behave the way they do. More than 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, incl...

CSOFT Announces Introduction of L10NPRO 3.0 at 6th Annual Worldwide Summit in Beijing

... The system is now being released externally to offer true savings for clients, and the client will not have to worry about hidden costs, maintenance, learning curves, or constant upgrades. The client gets all the management help with a simple click of the mouse. "Competitors require customers to mak...

Galichia Heart Hospital Partners with Mobile Surgery International to Develop Wichita-based Center of Excellence with Global Convenience(TM)

...States. "This agreement with Mobile Surgery International has brought us immediate access to an advanced urologic cancer surgical program with no learning curve and little capital risk," said Stephen Harris, chief executive officer of Galichia Heart Hospital. "We have previously proven that Galichia is a...

Pharmaceutical Institute Launches New E-Course Focused on Health Policy

...cal and biotech industry. We partner with subject matter experts from our parent company, Campbell Alliance , to develop highly-impactful distance learning solutions for professionals within all major pharmaceutical company functions including Brand Management, Business Development, Clinical Development, ...
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