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2013

The George Washington University and 2U Announce MHA@GW

December 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. — Dec. 11, 2013 – Responding to the growing need for skilled health care executives to manage health-related organizations and programs, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) today announced the launch of an online Executive Master of Health Administration degree (MHA@GW). more  >>

2U, Inc. Honored with Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, Named one of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 2014

December 11, 2013

LANDOVER, Md. – December 11, 2013 — 2U Inc., a leader in developing the world’s best online educational experiences in partnership with leading universities, has been honored as one of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014, a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award.  more  >>

GW Announces New Online Healthcare Masters in Partnership with 2U

December 11, 2013

There's no denying that the healthcare industry is changing, transforming at a rapid pace thanks to the Affordable Care Act and the many alterations made to the insurance regulatory environment. So there's no time better than the present for students to get ahead of the game and learn the ins and outs of what's required nowadays to be a respected leader in healthcare.  more  >>

Technology Entrepreneur and Education Leader, Jenny Abramson joins as CEO & President

December 5, 2013

Arlington, VA (November 11, 2013) – LiveSafe, Inc., announced today that Jenny Abramson, a noted Washington D.C. leader in education and seasoned entrepreneur, joined the company’s executive team as Chief Executive Officer & President. more  >>

9/11 Memorial 5K Provides Increased Safety Awareness with LiveSafe App

December 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 | LiveSafe, Inc. in partnership with Command Consulting Group has announced it will provide its revolutionary mobile technology as the safety mobile app for the 12th Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K in Arlington, Virginia. Organized by the Arlington Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s departments, LiveSafe application will be provided to the 4,000 runners and participants of the 9/11 5K, created to recognize the victims and first responders of the September 11th tragedy. more  >>

BrainRush: It Doesn’t Rush Your Brain At All

December 5, 2013

BrainRush is out to turn you into IBM’s Watson. Like other companies grabbing for the big brass ring that is tech-based education tools, BrainRush wants to “revolutionize learning.” But unlike many of its competitors, Brainrush is determined to make it fun. more  >>

TopCoder Gives Developers a Place to Test Their Skills With New Services Powered by Amazon Web Services

November 13, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 13, 2013)- TopCoder, the world’s largest professional development and design community, today announced the launch of a series of innovation challenges for the new AWS service AppStream. AppStream provides developers with a dynamic way to stream entire applications, or their components, to a device. more >>

StraighterLine Launches 2 New Courses for Students Pursuing STEM Careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

October 17, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today they have launched 2 new STEM courses, Introduction to Computer Programming in C++ and Introduction to Statistics. These courses, like all of StraighterLine’s general education online college courses, have been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).  more >>

StraighterLine Announces New Course Content Provider, Zyante

October 14, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today that Zyante (http://www.zyante.com) has joined their team of publishing partners, which now includes many of the leading providers of online college course content including McGraw Hill, Rosetta Stone, Thinkwell, Excelsior College and more.  more >>

SST, Inc. Launches ShotSpotter Briefing Room™ Gun Crime Analysis Dashboard

September 26, 2013

NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SST, Inc., the world leader in gunfire detection and location solutions, today announced the industry’s first end-to-end gunfire crime analysis platform which combines the proven accuracy of ShotSpotter gunfire data with sophisticated crime analytics, data visualization, and geospatial summaries suitable for COMPSTAT-style reporting   more >>

Play It Again, Nolan

September 24, 2013

Before there was Apple, there was Atari. And behind Atari was Nolan Bushnell. One of the founding fathers of the video game industry, he is also the founder of Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theaters chain, has been inducted into both the Video Game and the Consumer Electronics Association Halls of Fame, was named Newsweek’s “50 Men Who Changed America” and has founded more than 20 companies. His latest is an educational software company that he believes will fundamentally change education and will be his biggest success yet.   more >>

Appirio Acquires TopCoder, Creating the World’s Largest Professional Development and Design Community

September 17, 2013

The combination of TopCoder and Appirio’s crowdsourcing community, CloudSpokes, accelerates Appirio’s disruption of the legacy IT services industry with nearly 600,000 of the world’s best developers and designers. more >>

Serious Games And The Future Of Education

September 12, 2013

Are serious games the classroom tool of the future? Is the future already here? The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education. more >>

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell thinks tablets can cut learning time in schools

September 9, 2013

Former Atari CEO Nolan Bushnell, once dubbed the “father of modern video gaming”, is now focusing his attention on the education market and believes that school learning will be transformed through games and the adoption of tablets.   more >>

StraighterLine and Ashoka’s Youth Venture Partner to Train Social Entrepreneurs to Start Changing the World

August 15, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – StraighterLine (www.StraighterLine.com) announced today that they have partnered with Ashoka’s Youth Venture, the global pioneer of the social entrepreneurship sector and the world’s biggest network of changemakers, to offer an innovative “Startups For Social Entrepreneurs Certificate” Program.   more >>

Semester Online Launches Mobile Application for iOS and Android Devices

August 8, 2013

LANDOVER, MD. — Aug 8, 2013 —Semester Online, the first-of-its-kind program offering rigorous for-credit undergraduate courses through a consortium of prestigious colleges and universities announced today the launch of a new mobile application for iOS and Android mobile devices. Developed by 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top colleges and universities, the Semester Online mobile app is now available via the Apple iTunes Store and the Google Play Store for Android Apps.  more >>

Semester Online™ Announces First Group of Affiliate Partner Schools

July 30, 2013

LANDOVER, MD. — July 30, 2013 — Semester Online, the first undergraduate education initiative to offer online rigorous, for-credit courses from a consortium of top-tier colleges and universities, announced today that Baylor University, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Temple University have joined Semester Online as Charter Affiliate Partners.  more  >>

UC Berkeley School of Information announces first online Data Science degree

July 17, 2013

Berkeley, Calif., July 17, 2013 – Responding to the national shortage of data scientists, the University of California, Berkeley's School of Information (I School) today announced the launch of the country's first fully online Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree program. more  >>

StraighterLine Offers Foundational Courses To Certify Medical Billers and Coders for New ICD-10 Standards

July 18, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD (July 18, 2013) –Starting today StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) offers an ICD-10 Foundations package of Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology courses to better prepare medical coders for the ICD-10 exam. Medical billers and coders face significantly expanded international coding standards (ICD-10) that require new certification. more  >>

EnerTrac Announces George Dannecker as New Chief Executive Officer,and Close of Series A-1 Financing Round

July 18, 2013

Hudson, NH (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 -- EnerTrac, a leader in the rapidly emerging Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market announces George Dannecker as Chief Executive Officer. Dannecker has more than 35 years of multinational management experience in the technology sector. He has held management positions of increasing responsibility with Acme Electric Corporation, Gould, Inc. and Aavid Thermalloy, was cofounder Concord Communications and Teraconnect and founder of Vette Corp. and Coolcentric. more  >>

From The Inner City To Private Schools, How Video Games Can Help Solve U.S. Educational Problems

July 18, 2013

In 1973, a man named Bob Jamison put together a computer program aimed at teaching kids economics and the basics of building your own business. The game was called Lemonade Stand, and is widely regarded as one of the first educational video games. more  >>

SST, Inc. Launches National Gunfire Index

July 16, 2013

NEWARK, Calif. – July 16, 2013 – SST, Inc., today announced the launch of its National Gunfire Index which offers the most detailed record available of illegal gunfire activity, including non-homicide firearm violence, in major cities across the United States. more  >>

Simmons College Launches New Online Graduate Nursing Program

May 7, 2013

I BOSTON (May 7, 2013) - Responding to the national shortage of nurses and nurse practitioners, today the Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) announced the creation of a new online master's degree program for aspiring Family Nurse Practitioners called Nursing@Simmons. more  >>

Washington University School of Law to offer an Online Legal English Class for Foreign Lawyers

April 22, 2013

St. Louis, April 22, 2013 – Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, has begun offering a ground-breaking course in Legal English to help international legal practitioners develop the skills needed to conduct law-related business matters. more  >>

2U Wins at the Return on Education Innovation Awards at the ASU GSV Education Innovation Summit

April 18, 2013

Landover, MD – April 18, 2013 – 2U Inc., a leader in delivering rigorous, selective graduate and undergraduate degree and credit conferring programs online in partnership with top-tier universities, has won the "Partnerships" category in the inaugural Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Awards at the ASU/GVS Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. more  >>

SST, Inc. and Gener8, Inc. Partner to Develop and Manufacture State-of-the-Art, Advanced Acoustic Se

April 9, 2013

NEWARK, CA (April 9, 2013) – SST, Inc. and Gener8, Inc., both Silicon Valley-based private companies, today announced their partnership in designing, developing and manufacturing the next generation acoustic sensor used in SST’s ShotSpotter™ solutions, the world’s leading gunfire detection, alert and analysis technology solutions. more  >>

Atari Founder Plans to Make Education As Addictive As Video Games

January 9, 2013

As an electrical engineer, Bushnell has developed a lot of technology and started many companies during his career—some successful and some not. But he’s always passionate, and always focused on technology in pursuit of fun. more  >>