Education

Pluralsight Encourages Technology Learners to Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Skill Up, Offers Free Access to Full Platform of 7,000 Plus Expert-Taught Courses for Entire Month of April

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:00am

Technology learners that currently do not have a paid Pluralsight subscription can now access more than 7,000 courses taught by the worlds leading experts in their respective fields free of charge.

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  • Technology learners that currently do not have a paid Pluralsight subscription can now access more than 7,000 courses taught by the worlds leading experts in their respective fields free of charge.
  • With this free offering, we want to encourage technology enthusiasts to stay home and improve their skills.
  • Pluralsights free offering for the month of April extends to individual learners that have yet to subscribe to the platform.
  • For more information on how Pluralsights Skills platform is helping technology learners around the world enhance their skills, visit www.pluralsight.com .

SETi’s Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:53am

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), a leading global innovator of deep UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds.

Key Points: 
  • Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi), a leading global innovator of deep UV LED products and technology, announced that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds.
  • In the study by SETi and Seoul Viosys, Violeds technology is used to show just how strong the sterilization effect can be on COVID-19 when exposed to Violeds photons for 30 seconds.
  • The study also finds the coronavirus becomes even more sterile when placed closer to the photon with longer exposure time.
  • Violeds, compound semiconductor technology, is the brand name of technology that utilizes UV LED for sterilization and deodorization functions.

Argentina's Education Ministry and Encyclopaedia Britannica Partner to Enable Remote Learning

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:05pm

CHICAGO, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Argentina's ministry of education has partnered with Encyclopaedia Britannica to enable remote learning throughout the country during the coronavirus school shutdown and beyond, Britannica announced today.

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  • CHICAGO, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Argentina's ministry of education has partnered with Encyclopaedia Britannica to enable remote learning throughout the country during the coronavirus school shutdown and beyond, Britannica announced today.
  • Mr. Sueiras at FNGA and Mr. Shocron brought the group together to chart the course for better access and quality education in Argentina.
  • Education Minister Nicolas Trotta and his team are focused on ensuring that learning continues while schools are closed.
  • They are leveraging multiple channels -- TV, radio, print and digital to bring education into the living rooms throughout the country.

Horace Mann showcases commitment to stakeholders as company reflects on 75 years of serving educators

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:20pm

The report details Horace Manns commitment to responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) business decisions, as informed by that mission.

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  • The report details Horace Manns commitment to responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) business decisions, as informed by that mission.
  • Horace Mann has never lost sight of the commitment to educators that our company was founded on 75 years ago and that will lead us into the next 75, said President and CEO Marita Zuraitis.
  • Horace Mann is the largest financial services company focused on providing America's educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions.
  • Founded by Educators for Educators in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Ill. For more information, visit horacemann.com .

Horace Mann Appoints SVP and Chief Corporate Actuary Mark Desrochers As Head of Property and Casualty

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:15pm

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Actuary Mark Desrochers has been appointed head of the companys Property and Casualty business on an acting basis.

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  • Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Actuary Mark Desrochers has been appointed head of the companys Property and Casualty business on an acting basis.
  • Desrochers has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, primarily in personal lines.
  • He joined Horace Mann five years ago as Chief Corporate Actuary, and most recently was an integral member of the Corporate Development and Strategy team, working on the companys recent acquisitions.
  • Horace Mann is the largest financial services company focused on providing America's educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions.

Smart Learning (Enterprise & Academic) Industry Forecast, 2020-2027

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

DUBLIN, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Smart Learning - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Smart Learning - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The Global Smart Learning market accounted for $19.41 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $82.88 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 17.5% during the forecast period.
  • Based on Learning Mode, Asynchronous learning segment is likely to have a huge demand due to it is carrying out online as well as offline learning and convenience of time and flexible access to econtent.
  • Some of the key players in Global Smart Learning market include Blackboard, IBM, Samsung, SMART Technologies, Adobe, Saba Software, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, BenQ, Huawei, D2L, Newrow, McGraw-Hill, Alphabet, Ellucian and Cisco.

DeVry University Offers Complimentary Professional Development Videos

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:17pm

In response, DeVry University is offering professional development videos tackling a variety of topics including self care, business communications, and other best practices specific to working in this time of crisis.

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  • In response, DeVry University is offering professional development videos tackling a variety of topics including self care, business communications, and other best practices specific to working in this time of crisis.
  • The series will launch over the next several weeks; the first three videos are currently available to DeVry students, faculty, colleagues and to the general public.
  • Visit devry.edu/blog/professional-development-video-series.html to view DeVrys Professional Development videos.
  • Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within its six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology.

One Day University Online Learning Network to Launch Next Week

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:13pm

One Day University, the New York-based adult learning company that brings superstar professors from the nations top college campuses to entertain and enlighten audiences will be launching an Online Learning Network, supported by more than 30 major newspapers.

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  • One Day University, the New York-based adult learning company that brings superstar professors from the nations top college campuses to entertain and enlighten audiences will be launching an Online Learning Network, supported by more than 30 major newspapers.
  • Attendance at individual events had risen as high as 3,000 and revenues followed suit, surpassing $5 million from a starting point of under $500,000 just five years ago.
  • The new Online division is expected to appeal to a significantly wider audience.
  • The One Day U staff scours the countrys best schools, looking for professors whose lectures are standing-room-only and whose student ratings are overwhelmingly excellent.

Teachers Provided Access to TCI's Digital Social Studies and Science Curriculums During COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

Available on a digital platform, TCI's programs allow teachers to deliver interactive lessons from any device, including their laptop or tablet.

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  • Available on a digital platform, TCI's programs allow teachers to deliver interactive lessons from any device, including their laptop or tablet.
  • "As a former middle school teacher, I have a deep understanding of the exceptional challenges that our teachers are facing right now.
  • "We are offering all teachers free access to our digital social studies and science curricula to provide them with the tools and resources to successfully engage their students in stimulating, standards-based online learning activities."
  • TCI's in-depth, online social studies curriculum for high school students is robust, engaging, and results-focused.

CoVent-19 Challenge Asks Millions of Designers and Engineers to Respond to the Ventilator Crisis

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:43pm

View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005650/en/

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005650/en/
    The CoVent-19 Challenge provides millions of engineers and designers an opportunity to help with the ventilator crisis.
  • Weve been watching as countries around the world struggle with providing invasive mechanical ventilation to all who need it.
  • This site reaches a community of more than 7 million professional designers, engineers, manufacturers, and students, and anyone can participate.
  • Evaluation by judges of minimum-viable ventilator designs will assess safety, reliability, and manufacturability, while minimizing cost and complex software and electronics.