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Bay State College Enhances its Online Programs with itslearning

Burlington, MA – June 9, 2010 – Continuing its mission to provide quality education that prepares students for the workforce and advanced degrees, Bay State College is implementing itslearning, The Individual Learning Platform™. Through its renewed relationship with EdTek Services, Boston-based Bay State College, gains access to accreditation consulting services and online learning program support as well as the cloud-based itslearning platform.

“Our college embraces a collaborative learning environment where open discussion and active participation are encouraged,” said Craig Pfannenstiehl, President of Bay State College. “The online capabilities of itslearning will provide us with the framework to better improve the two-way information flow between students and faculty, streamline the delivery of online content, and offer students the tools to manage their academic lives.”

The user-friendly features of itslearning will help Bay State supplement classroom delivery, offer hybrid and fully online course delivery, and improve the overall learning experience for students. Bay State also plans to use itslearning to support campus-wide efforts to dramatically reduce the amount of paper being used by the school.

“Bay State and EdTek have been working on a plan to integrate more eLearning technology into their education offerings in order to enhance the quality education that Bay State is known to deliver,” said Paul Jacobelli, Founder and President of EdTek Services. “The solution we developed will ensure that Bay State has all the tools it needs to meet the increasing demand for quality and accountability in the education marketplace. We also determined that adopting itslearning would cost less than using open-source software while still allowing Bay State to utilize the best open-source and other commercial options offered.”

The itslearning platform, which is based on open standards, is designed to manage and enhance the educational process for students and educators. The platform supports different learning styles by allowing students and teachers to easily create and deliver text, images, sound and video for lessons, collaborative projects, assignments, online discussions, tests or presentations. itslearning also comes complete with a full suite of multimedia and Web 2.0 tools as well as an Open API for the rapid development of 3rd party plug-ins.

About Bay State College

Bay State College is a private college established in 1946 and accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The College’s mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Bay State College accomplishes this mission by providing a learning environment where teaching excellence and student services are blended to support the uniqueness of individual students, preparing them to achieve their full potential as ethically and socially aware citizens. Further information is available at www.baystate.edu.

About EdTek Services, Inc.

EdTek partners with small to medium-size education providers and offers consulting, training, hands-on administrative support and technology solutions that enable its clients to focus their resources on instruction and learning. By offering solutions for Online Learning Software, Instructional Design, Course Development, Faculty Recruitment and Training, Enrollment Marketing, Retention, Program Management & Program Accreditation, EdTek helps smaller colleges deliver the same quality of education and experience as the leading education providers. Further information is available at www.edtekservices.com.

 

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