Online Learning Trends Study Released
The Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with Pearson Learning Solutions released the annual “Online Learning Trends in Private-Sector Colleges and Universities” report in March. The findings are very interesting and echo the voice that acknowledges the steady growth of online education. According to the report, sixty percent (60%) of private-sector colleges and universities report that online learning was […]
Education Nation 2011
Education Nation 2011 is going strong and we are proud to be a part of this national effort to increase awareness about educating our nation’s children and adults! University of Phoenix is a major sponsor to the event and last year they approached SmarterServices about our readiness assessment SmarterMeasure™. They wanted to use our learning styles component […]
Challenge to Donate for Your Neighbors-Tornado Victims
Alabama Based Company Donates to Neighbors for Tornado Relief and Challenges Like Minded Business to Do the Same The New York Yankees give $500,000 to the tornado relief efforts, Charlie Sheen visits Tuscaloosa, Alabama, thousands of faith based organizations like Samaritan’s Purse onsite in hard hit areas, and even a nationally recognized football rivalry bands together “Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa” to bring aid, […]
TxDLA 2011 Presentation
Last week at the TxDLA 2011 Conference in San Antonio, I had the honor of presenting on Tools that Assist Colleges with some Common Challenges in Distance Learning. Ram DeLaRosa from TSTC-Harlingen, a long time client, graciously agreed to co-present. They currently use SmarterMeasure™ and SmarterSurveys™. Ram gave details about how his students benefit from SmarterMeasure and their […]
After the Storm
Today some of us are enjoying a beautiful sunshine after a good soaking rain last night. Others woke up to devastation, tragedy, and great loss. Our sweet home state of Alabama was devastated yesterday and last night with horrible tornados in many locations. With the death count now at 128 in our state alone, it […]
Vooba – The Next Big Thing?
Last week we were at TxDLA and it was a great time as always. Good food, great sessions, and nice scenery made for a super event! During my stroll through the exhibit hall (I like to chat with fellow vendors from time to time), I met a very interesting person. Jack Stromberg, freshman at Dakota State […]
Last week, we were invited to participate in an online interview by the E-Learning Queen’s assistant, Susan Smith Nash. The E-Learning Queen Blog is jammed packed with great information for those interested in learning more about online education. Check out our complete interview here.
Sponsor for AGAPE 5K
SmarterServices™ is proud to be a sponsor for the first annu al “Run for a Mom” 5K and Fun Run organized through AGAPE of Central Alabama. The event will benefit AGAPE which is an adoption organization that also assists moms in the community with unplanned pregnancies, counseling, and foster care. What a wonderful way to spend Mother’s […]
Eco-Friendly IT Initiatives
Don’t we all want to “save”? Saving trees, paper, time, or money, we all want to save something! This week I read an article in the April issue of Campus Technology entitled “Lean Green Machines”. The focus of the article was sustainable eco-friendly initiatives that result in real cost savings. Highlighting higher ed IT departments, Campus Technology […]
Alan Manley is gearing up for Cite 2011 this week! Be sure to stop by our booth and register to win a $50 donation to a charity of your choice. Just one more way SmarterServices is giving back! Ask Alan about how SmarterMeasure™ is completely integrated with Pearson LearningStudio.