Purdue University Creates a Foundation for e-Learning Success
Challenge Adapting To A New Way Of Learning Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana and is consistently ranked as one of the best public...
Move this World – Nurturing healthier, happier classrooms with SEL
From the very beginning, teachers saw that our approach to SEL made a big difference to their students, but teachers already have so much on their plates. We wanted to...
Blyth Academy Online – Helping more students access online learning
Challenge Growing Demand For Online Learning Originally established in 1977 to provide educational travel experiences, Blyth Academy is now one of the leading private schools in Canada and teaches over...
The Robb Nash Project – Raising Mental Health Awareness in Schools
Challenge Tackling A Growing Mental Health Crisis Childhood and adolescence are crucial stages in the development of a person’s mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, according to the World Health Organization, 10% of...
Oral Roberts University – Brightspace helped Oral Roberts University improve retention.
Oral Roberts University (ORU)—located in Tulsa, Oklahoma—is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university founded in 1963 by evangelist Oral Roberts. ORU was founded to educate the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. A comprehensive university dedicated to student outcomes, ORU offers more than 65 undergraduate majors as well as 14 masters-level programs and two doctoral degrees. The Tulsa campus is home to students from all 50 U.S. states and 83 countries. Faculty members educated at the nation’s top graduate schools serve as academic, professional, and spiritual mentors to this diverse student population.
The State of Alabama – Keeping rural students on course
In 2003, Alabama was ranked among the lowest-performing states for producing high school and college graduates. Students in rural and impoverished areas were dropping out of high school in droves—not surprising considering the lack of teachers and very limited access to the “Advanced Placement” courses that improve student success in both college and career. Just over ten years later, the changes have been dramatic. With the implementation of the ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide) Distance Learning program, the state is now leveraging technology to help impact student success.
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board – A flexible learning platform gives all students access to enriched resources
The only downside of teachers at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) loving their new Web 2.0 tools was that they loved a very wide variety of them. They all had different usernames, passwords, and URLs. While the Board used a standardized blogging platform built in-house, they were also branching out in different areas to use different Learning Management System (LMS) tools. That meant they were unable to support one another and, since they were being hosted in a variety of spaces, it was next to impossible for the Board to provide guidance.
London District Catholic School Board – Teachers become the students
Through an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Brightspace is available to school boards across the province to support online and blended learning programs. The London District Catholic School Board (LDCSB) is one board taking full advantage of the program and is now extending its use of Brightspace to leverage the Learning Management System (LMS) for the delivery of professional learning curriculum to staff, teachers, and principals.
Gwinnett Online Campus – An inviting and engaging online learning experience
Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) is the oldest online educational program in the state of Georgia. The school began serving students in 2009. In 2010, it adopted Brightspace as its learning platform. In the fall of 2011, GOC became a full-time charter school. They now serve over 5,000 students through full-time and supplemental programs.