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WeatherSTEM Goes Back to School
TALLAHASSEE, FL (July 9, 2014) — It was less than one month ago when WeatherSTEM made its way into the library at Chiles High School in Tallahassee. On June 12th a team from Ucompass met with about thirty teachers to share the WeatherSTEM vision, using live local data to energize lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math lessons.View PDF
WeatherSTEM Expands Geographic Reach After ISTE
TALLAHASSEE, FL (Jul. 8, 2014) — WeatherSTEM made its ISTE debut in Atlanta last week. ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education) held its annual conference at the Georgia World Congress Center, and WeatherSTEM was there. The event is one of the largest attended by education leaders who are engaged in advancing excellence through the innovative uses of technology in elementary and secondary schools.View PDF
Three Leaders Lead the Way to Blended Learning
ORLANDO, FL (Oct. 31, 2013) — Ucompass, developer of the highly successful Educator Learning Management System, has teamed with its long-time partners Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and the Leon County (Florida) School District (LCS) to create a platform that will bring powerful teaching and learning tools to the classroom.
The early results of their collaboration were on display Oct. 28-30 to attendees of the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Orlando, Florida.
Leaders from the partnered organizations took the stage to discuss how they are bringing together their respective strengths in education technology (Ucompass), digital curriculum (FLVS), and school district infrastructure leadership (LCS) to combine the best of both online and classroom instruction.View PDF
Boost Wins Silver at IMS
Toronto, Canada (May 17, 2012) — The IMS Global Learning Consortium has awarded Boost the Silver Award at its Learning Impact Recognition and Awards Program in Toronto, Canada. The award for our entry is jointly shared with the Florida Virtual School. Boost was built in conjunction with last year’s platinum winner, Octane. Ucompass is honored to have had Boost selected to join the ranks of those innovative applications that address significant global challenges in the learning industry.View PDF
Ucompass and Florida Virtual School Receive Prestigious Platinum IMS Learning Impact Award
TALLAHASSEE, FL (May 19, 2011) — Ucompass.com, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for education and learning, and Florida Virtual School (FLVS), an established leader in developing and providing virtual education solutions to students in Florida, are honored to be joint recipients of a prestigious IMS Platinum Learning Impact Award.
The IMS Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) are given out by the IMS Global Learning Consortium (GLC) to recognize the use of technology to improve learning across all education segments and in all regions of the world. IMS GLC represents more than 160 Member organizations and Common Cartridge & Learning Tools Interoperability Alliance participants from every sector of the global learning community. The award was announced last night at the IMS annual Learning Impact conference taking place in Long Beach, California.View Online Release
Florida Virtual School Amplifies Through Octane
ORLANDO, FL (Nov. 9, 2011) — Octane represents a natural evolution of the traditional Content Management System (CMS) or Learning Management System (LMS) experience. With LMS and CMS systems, content is placed into platforms that provide a certain, restricted set of tools. Octane changes this paradigm by building functionality directly into the content, enabling educators to deliver a more dynamic experience through tools that benefit their users based on what they are viewing and their role with respect to the content.
The new enriching FLVS Octane tools available in select courses include the FLVS Lessons Rating Tool and Octane Boost. The Lessons Rating Tool is a custom-built feature for FLVS that provides immediate feedback for content and lessons from students. This allows FLVS to collect valuable data to assist in refining and improving course materials.View PDF