ECollege.com expands contract with Illinois Virtual High School. (technology update).E-learning services provider eCollege.com, which offers online courses to both the higher education higher education
Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art. and K-12 markets, recently extended its contract with the Illinois Illinois, river, United States
Illinois, river, 273 mi (439 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, NE Ill., and flowing SW to the Mississippi at Grafton, Ill. It is an important commercial and recreational waterway. Virtual High School. Illinois launched its virtual high school, which was built by and is hosted by eCollege's eClassroom division, this January.
So far, more than 100 of the state's high schools have signed up for their students to be allowed to study with IVHS IVHS Intelligent Vehicle Highway System
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3. state officials. The virtual high school offers dozens of Advanced Placement and regular courses in core subjects, and was established as part of Gov. George Ryan's VentureTech Initiative.
ECollege's initial contract with the state was for six months, and the extension tacks on at least one more year, according to company officials. The contract extension with Illinois is a coup for eCollege as the five-year-old, Denver-based company--which is better known in the higher education ranks--continues to try to establish itself in the K-12 market.
"This extended contract reinforces IVHS' confidence in eCollege as the eLearning platform, as well as its commitment to providing online education to an increasing number of students throughout the state," says Oakleigh Thorne, 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. of eCollege, adding that the company has a similar virtual high school effort in place in Kentucky.
ECollege's eClassroom division not only offers courses, but also supports faculty and students through an online help desk 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, eCollege is currently organizing an effort to bring the state's teachers together to develop online curriculum that will meet the Illinois Learning Standards Learning Standards is a term used to describe standards applied to education content, particularly in the US K-12 space.
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