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SMART Professional Development Series (March – May 2008)

Creating a community for SMART educators 

Advanced Presentation Solutions is committed to integrating your teachers’ use of technology as a learning tool that supports and supplements educational practice in ways that achieve dramatic improvements in student learning.

Creating a community. Did you miss the recent SMART end users conference at Appleby College? Are you looking to get more out of your SMART board™ interactive whiteboard and other SMART products? Whether you are new to interactive whiteboards or are a beginner, intermediate or advanced SMART Board teacher, join our
K-12 Solutions Group as we bring our SMART Professional Development series to a city near you.

EVENTS ARE FREE  9:00am – 3:00pm.

This is a K-12 professional development series of events for beginner, intermediate and advanced SMART board users as well as District administrators. Space is limited. Refreshments will be served.


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Core Learning create teacher resources available

Core Learning has announced the availability of over 1.5 GB of new online math and language arts learning resources for access by teachers worldwide.

The content can be accessed and subscribed to through, their web portal managed by the Global Grid for Learning, a Cambridge University Press company.

This new website gives teachers and schools access to full lessons and other instructional materials and practice sheets on fundamental math and language arts topics as more and more education facilities in Canada turn to online resources. Core Learnings President and CEO, Doug Hatch, explains:

Core Learning is delighted to be one of the first North American publishers to participate in this significant global offering of educational resources for teachers. This is a great step forward in our mission to provide effective learning of core skills, especially in the areas of math and English language literacy.

The placement of these important math and literacy resources in the Global Grid for Learning web portal allows access for any teacher at a very modest cost. The Global Grid for Learning is part of Cambridge University Press, the most venerable and trusted educational publisher, and we are proud to be working with them.

Access is provided by subscription and is based on the amount of digital content downloaded from the web site and through a marketing arrangement between Global Grid for Learning and SMART Technologies, the market leader in interactive whiteboards for the education market, many of the resources supplied to the Global Grid for Learning are also available by subscription to the SMART Learning Marketplace web service.

Hatch went on to explain the partnership with SMART:

SMART Technologies is a leader in innovative technologies for use in classroom instruction. Our resources operate very effectively with the display and interactivity features of SMARTBoards.

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Advanced supply and install quality solutions using SMART technology in the education sector. See how we are using their technology to create a more interactive Canadian classroom experience. SMART intereactive.

Ref. Business Wire

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Mediasite elevates Sonic Foundry with Market Leadership Award

Sonic Foundry has been recognized with the 2007 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership having exemplified strong market penetration as the currently lead the lecture capture and broadcast market with its flagship product, Mediasite®.

Mediasite allows users to capture anything from a classroom lecture to a boardroom meeting and to view it on-demand.

A trailblazer in the media communications market place since 1991, Sonic Foundry has set the pace for the lecture capture and broadcast solutions market, with forty percent of this nearly $25 million dollar market in North America.

Providing enterprise rich media communication solutions, Sonic Foundry has emerged as the first choice for many organizations seeking lecture capture solutions,

says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Aimee Roberts.

Utilizing a combination of audio and video feeds in combination with visual aids, Sonic Foundrys flagship product, Mediasite®, has quickly gained recognition in a wide range of communication environments and applications. The need for lecture capture solutions transcends industrydeployed across educational institutions and corporations alike.

Sonic Foundrys market share growth is the result of high levels of positive feedback from existing customers, enforcing the companys solid customer base across various sectors including higher education, corporate, government, and healthcare.

Distance learning and online learning have propelled Mediasite to a position of market leadership in the education market. Multimedia assets combined in a single location set Mediasite apart by delivering a strong, memorable presentation to the viewer. Not only are presentations seamless, but they can also be paused, fast-forwarded, and reviewed at the users pace.

A number of academic institutions use Mediasite across departments to distribute coursework and have achieved remarkable results. The benefits included enhanced student performance and greater information retention.

Mediasite is also used in corporate and government environments for training and communications.

If workers are geographically distributed, they can be taught with as much success, if not more than ever before. Messages can be conveyed to everyone effectively at a fraction of the cost.

You can see how we are implementing Mediasite at Advanced Products.
Ref. The Earth Times

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