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Indianapolis, IN, United States, 2008/03/04 - Seamless integration of the ANGEL LMS e-learning environment with SMARTHINKING's on-demand tutoring makes the technologies transparent to the user, so they can easily get help when they need it.
ANGEL® Learning, recognized innovator of enterprise e-learning software and services, and SMARTHINKING®, the leading provider of award-winning online tutoring, today announced an alliance. As a result of the alliance, students in institutions that use the ANGEL Learning Management Suite (LMS) as their e-learning environment and SMARTHINKING to provide on-demand tutoring can access SMARTHINKING from within the ANGEL LMS.
“It's important to streamline educational technologies for the student, make the technologies transparent, make learning seamless,” said Cheryl Sandoe, Ph.D., assistant dean, Academic Technology, Pasco-Hernando Community College. “The integration of SMARTHINKING with ANGEL is a big win for our students. Now they can access the help they need, when they need it, without the frustration of having to remember yet another password. The help is just there.”
“Being responsive to customer needs is key to ANGEL Learning’s success,” said Christopher Clapp, president and CEO, ANGEL Learning. “Pasco Hernando Community College’s enthusiasm for the seamless ANGEL-SMARTHINKING integration is evidence of the power of working cooperatively to meet those needs. ANGEL Learning is pleased to partner with SMARTHINKING to help our mutual customers achieve their academic goals.”
“Forging relationships that make SMARTHINKING’s student support easily accessible increases student success and provides educational institutions additional tools to impact student retention,” stated Burck Smith, CEO, SMARTHINKING. “Partnering with ANGEL to meet the needs of the growing ANGEL community validates our commitment to meeting educators’ needs.”
SMARTHINKING is the latest in a growing roster of products that provides an integration with the ANGEL LMS. ANGEL’s open design enables easy integration with complementing technologies allowing ANGEL users to transparently access a wide variety of features and functions that supplement their teaching and learning initiatives. Single sign-on integration of SMARTHINKING's live, on-demand tutoring with the ANGEL LMS allows students to easily gain access to the assistance they need to be successful.
About ANGEL Learning
ANGEL Learning, Inc. (angellearning.com) develops and markets enterprise elearning software. Our flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system. Our products have been honed by use – with millions of students and instructors served from K to corporate. We enjoy a reputation for creating products with exceptional ease of use, excellent vision into learner progress and for keeping our commitments. ANGEL LMS won the Software & Information Industry Association CODiE award for Best Postsecondary Course Management Solution in both 2006 and 2007 and is the only product to win the award two years in a row. Educators ranked ANGEL first in customer satisfaction in the IMS GLC Learn-Sat awards. ANGEL world headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana.
SMARTHINKING (smarthinking.com) is the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to students. Our services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2007 CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor® certified tutors for assistance in math, writing, science and business, up to 24/7, on any Internet connected computer. SMARTHINKING’s corporate office is located in Washington, DC.
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