DOVER, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has selected Schoology’s learning management system (LMS) to power online and blended learning across the entire state. The contract was awarded following a competitive review. Schoology will help drive innovation in teaching and blended learning for an estimated 40,000 students in the 2015-2016 school year with more districts signing on in subsequent years. Click to Tweet.
Delaware’s goal for deploying an LMS to schools is to shift education from being teacher-driven to student-centered, making active, engaged learners with access to the best, most effective education technology. Schoology will also power professional development, empowering teachers with skills to successfully implement online and blended learning.
The selection of Schoology as the platform of choice was due to a variety of factors including its user interface, ease of use, rich instructional feature set and powerful collaboration tools. Additionally, Schoology has the strongest integration capabilities with existing district systems—including bi-directional integration with Sungard K-12 Education’s eSchoolPLUS—the DDOE’s student information system. As part of the agreement with the DDOE, Truenorthlogic’s Professional Learning Management System will also be integrated.
”As more initiatives seek to personalize learning in a blended environment, they choose easy-to-use technology that engages students and integrates with systems already in place at the school, district and state level,” said Jeremy Friedman, co-founder and CEO of Schoology. “We are excited Schoology will be used throughout the Delaware school system to make their blended learning and professional development initiatives successful.”
Michael Watson, Delaware’s chief academic officer, said the Schoology LMS is highly flexible. “Teachers can decide how to use this powerful piece of technology to expand students’ learning opportunities,” he said. “This also gives students greater control over when and how they learn.”
Schoology is the fastest growing learning management system in the K-12 market, and with partnerships like the DDOE, Schoology is used by more than eight million students across more than 60,000 institutions worldwide.
Read more about this announcement from Delaware Department of Education here.
New York City-based Schoology—used by 8 million users in over 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement worldwide. Available as a free stand-alone product and as a fee-based integrated enterprise-class solution deployed in schools or across districts, Schoology is user-centric and scalable for any blended learning environment. More information at schoology.com or @schoology.