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MDLA Corporate Partners

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 Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development, and measurable learning outcomes. Cengage Learning’s existing company and imprint brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit http://www.cengage.com

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 Annenberg Learner produces and distributes online distance learning courses in a variety of disciplines. Most courses have coordinated web sites. Access to the materials is available in a variety of formats. In addition many of the courses have free textbooks available again at
http://www.learner.org

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 The oldest distance learning organization in the State of Maryland, COADEC is a regional consortium of higher educational institutions in the mid-Atlantic. The role of COADEC is to provide member institutions with a method for promoting courses with audio and video content. “Telecourses”, “Tele-Web” courses, and the distribution of digital content are all part of the mission of COADEC. The primary Member/partner of COADEC is Maryland Public Television (MPT), which brokers content availability and pricing with COADEC member institutions.
http://www.mpt.org/learningworks/higher

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eScience Labs Inc. is the leading provider of complete and comprehensive hands-on science kits. ESL supports online education and traditional courses that are looking for a laboratory solution. Our products and services include lab kits, custom kits, lab manuals, full Learning Management System integration, and professional development for science teachers. Each kit includes all materials, lab manual with pre and post lab exercises, questions, and online content. Whether you are experiencing online growth, shortage of lab space in traditional settings, or feeling the pains of budget cuts, we are the answer! eScience Labs Inc. offers solutions for Biology, Physics, Anatomy &Physiology, Chemistry, Environmental Science*, Forensics*, Microbiology*, Allied Health*, and custom kitting options.
http://www.esciencelabs.com

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 Learning Objects, Inc. is the leader in enterprise-scale social software for learning. Learning Objects’ Campus Pack makes Web 2.0 technologies available to everyone at your institution through course components, personal learning spaces, and community areas, and it integrates seamlessly into any learning management system. With the wikis, blogs, podcasts, and other Web 2.0 tools found in Campus Pack, users can collaborate and share information both within the institution and beyond. Learning Objects software is developed in conjunction with our user community and is implemented by over 450 educational institutions worldwide.
http://www.learningobjects.com

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 MarylandOnline is a statewide, inter-segmental consortium dedicated to championing distance learning in Maryland. Through collaboration among Maryland community colleges, colleges, and universities, MarylandOnline facilitates students’ access to articulated courses, certificates, and degree programs offered via distance and promotes excellence in Web-based learning in the physical as well as the virtual classroom. MarylandOnline is the parent organization of Quality Matters, a nationally recognized peer-review process that ensures high quality in online courses. The process includes trainings and tools for use by institutions to both assess existing courses and to develop new online courses.
http://www.marylandonline.org

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As the world’s leading publisher of academic and reference textbooks, Pearson Education (Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, Allyn & Bacon/Longman) is committed to providing the most innovative, flexible, and powerful educational materials available today. Whether you are a student, an instructor, a prospective author, or a bookseller, these sites are the place to find a host of solutions to today’s classroom challenges—ranging from traditional textbooks and supplements to CD-ROMs, Companion Websites, and extensive distance learning offerings.
http://www.pearsonhighered.com and http://www.pearsoncustom.com

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Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM subscribers include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions.
http://www.qmprogram.org

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SMARTHINKING, based in Washington, DC, is the leading provider of online tutoring. SMARTHINKING provides people, technology and training to help institutions offer their students outstanding academic support. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers work with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement, enhance learning and increase retention in online and tradition contexts. SMARTHINKING connects students to E-structor® Certified tutors anytime, from any Internet connection. From supplementing current learning support programs with SMARTHINKING’s qualified, professional and trained online tutors, to licensing SMARTHINKING’s technology platform to create a private-labeled virtual learning assistance center, SMARTHINKING develops custom solutions to enable institutions to better support their faculty and students. SMARTHINKING currently works with over 500 school clients and businesses, including the following organizations in Maryland: Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore City Community College, College of Southern Maryland, Bowie State University, Stevenson University, and Carroll County Public Library.
http://www.smarthinking.com

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SoftChalk software provides the ultimate solution for creating interactive, engaging and professional looking online lesson content for the e-learning and smart classroom. With our intuitive software educators can create lesson content that will engage learners and reinforce learning with interactive media, web-based widgets, comprehension questions, formatting features and flash-based activities. The lesson content can be packaged for delivery in a learning management system, content management system, on a web-server, or on a CD-ROM. For more information and to find out why we say “If it’s not easy, it’s not SoftChalk” please visit
http://www.softchalk.com


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 Tegrity is a McGraw-Hill Higher Education company. Tegrity Campus is a cloud-based Lecture Capture solution proven to increase student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms. The company’s patent-pending Search Anything™ and Smart Bookmarks™ features let students instantly review key class moments online using a PC, Mac, iPod, iPad or other mobile device. For more information, visit
http://www.tegrity.com

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Waypoint Outcomes helps educators create rich, timely feedback for students while generating authentic outcomes data. Featuring customizable, interactive rubrics aligned with the institution’s learning outcomes, Waypoint is tightly integrated with Blackboard, eCollege, and Moodle. Featuring a flexible licensing model that encourages early adopters, Waypoint is utilized by colleges of education, engineering, business, the health sciences, and liberal arts. These academic disciplines use Waypoint in a variety of ways, from traditional to course-embedded assessment. The resulting outcomes data can be easily aggregated and reported at multiple levels, helping institutions close the loop on assessment while improving student engagement and retention.
http://www.waypointoutcomes.com


 

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