Delmar Signs Strategic Partnership with WebED, Inc.; Thomson Learning Amplifies Offerings of Professional Development Tools for Educators.Business/Technology Editors
HAMPTON, N.H. & ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2001
WebED, Inc. (www.WebED.com), one of the nation's leading providers of Internet-based professional development training for educators, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership with Delmar, a division of Thomson Learning and a leader in educational resources for lifelong learning Lifelong learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organisations. Lifelong learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviors. . Through the agreement, Delmar's sales force will add WebED's online professional development courses to the educational products they currently sell. Delmar will also work with WebED's established distribution channel comprised of regionally based Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA AESA Active Electronically Scanned Array
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WebED serves a marketplace of more than five million educators and educational staff in school districts across the country with online courses in over 20 subject areas. By successfully completing WebED courses, educators receive professional development credit hours or graduate credit through Endicott College History
Endicott College was founded in 1939 by Eleanor Tupper and her husband, George O. Bierkoe, as a two-year women’s college. The College was issued its first charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in that year and graduated its first class in 1941. in Massachusetts. In order to maintain professional certification, all educators must complete continuing education continuing education: see adult education.
or adult education
Any form of learning provided for adults. In the U.S. the University of Wisconsin was the first academic institution to offer such programs (1904). credits. WebED's online courses provide educators the flexibility of fulfilling this requirement at their own convenience with the anywhere, anytime access of the Internet. Each online course offers high-quality content, practical classroom applications and Internet resources.
"This relationship with Delmar will dramatically increase our ability to reach our end users and help to fortify for·ti·fy
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To make strong, as:
a. To strengthen and secure (a position) with fortifications.
b. To reinforce by adding material. our leadership role in the continuing education market for teachers," said WebED chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , William O'Connell. "There's been a frenzy of consolidation activity in the education market, and there are a lot of opportunities out there that just don't make good business sense. After careful consideration, we have selected Delmar as a distribution partner. WebED is focused on bringing business to the next level of growth, based on logic and sustainability. Delmar will help us get there."
Greg Burnell, Delmar's president and CEO, noted, "Our customers are realizing a major paradigm shift A dramatic change in methodology or practice. It often refers to a major change in thinking and planning, which ultimately changes the way projects are implemented. For example, accessing applications and data from the Web instead of from local servers is a paradigm shift. See paradigm. in how they receive and implement professional development training. In this new market, Internet-based delivery models are key to any solution provider's success. Our partnership with WebED expands our commitment to lifelong learning and provides us with an online product that is best in class for the professional development market for educators."
Delmar (www.delmar.com) is a leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Delmar's market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, Milady and West Legal Studies. Delmar is a division of Thomson Learning (www.thomsonlearning.com), one of the world's largest providers of lifelong learning information. Thomson Learning serves the needs of individuals, learning institutions and corporations with products and services for both traditional and distributed learning. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with multiple offices worldwide, Thomson Learning is a division of The Thomson Corporation. With 1999 revenues of US$5.8 billion, Thomson is a leading electronic information and solutions company. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges London Stock Exchange
London marketplace for securities. It was formed in 1773 by a group of stockbrokers who had been doing business informally in local coffeehouses. . For more information, visit www.thomson.com.
WebED serves a marketplace of more than five million K-12 educators and educational staff in school districts across the country with online courses in over 20 subject areas, including Administration, Special Education, English as a Second Language, Science, and Social Studies.
These self-guided, self-paced courses are delivered on demand via the Internet, enabling educators to complete compulsory training 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. WebED's real-time, asynchronous Refers to events that are not synchronized, or coordinated, in time. The following are considered asynchronous operations. The interval between transmitting A and B is not the same as between B and C. The ability to initiate a transmission at either end. distance learning model benefits educators through increased personal convenience, access to a broader range of professional development choices, current teaching resources, and opportuni-ties to integrate Internet learning into the classroom. Reducing the need for substitute teachers and travel budgets, WebED programs provide schools with cost-effective alternatives to traditional seminars and workshops.
WebED has engineered a proprietary Web-based system for tracking and administering its courses. It acquires and re-designs its academic content in cooperation with qualified authors, workshop providers, select institutions, and professional practitioners. WebED works in close cooperation with the national Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA), whose 535 local ESA 1. (architecture) ESA - Enterprise Systems Architecture.
2. (body) ESA - European Space Agency. affiliates and over 100,000 nationwide employees are leading providers of educational services to America's school districts. Through an affiliation with Endicott College, WebED also offers courses that qualify for graduate credit.
WebED is based in Hampton, New Hampshire Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 14,937 at the 2000 census. Located beside the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton is home to Hampton Beach State Park at Hampton Beach, a summer tourist destination. , where it operates with a staff of experts in education, engineering, publishing, marketing, administration, and finance. The Company has established formal affiliations with a number of leading academic, philanthropic, and media organizations, including Educators Publishing Service, The Neag Center for Gifted Education The Center for Gifted Education is a program at the College of William and Mary created in 1988, under the direction of Joyce VanTassel-Baska, with a specific mission statement and goals, based on an understanding of the needs of gifted and talented individuals across the lifespan. and Talent Development, National Education Institute, U.S. Learning Systems, The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism autism (ô`tĭzəm), developmental disability resulting from a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain. It is characterized by the abnormal development of communication skills, social skills, and reasoning. , and New Hampshire Public Television New Hampshire Public Television is a television company and public broadcasting mini-network in New Hampshire, licensed to the University of New Hampshire and is part of the Public Broadcasting Service network. .