ODG Announces Webinar on Blended Learning as an Effective Education Option

SoftChalk and Open Doors Group invite Blended Schools to explain benefits of blending
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Aug. 19, 2013 - PRLog -- Open Doors Group (ODG) announced today that it will co-sponsor with SoftChalk a webinar that offers insight into  how blended learning combines the best of classroom and online learning experiences. ODG and SoftChalk have invited Mark Gensimore, Vice Presidentof Business Development for the Blended Schools network, to explain the effectiveness of blended schools in this webinar. Mr. Gensimore will demonstrate how institutions are building virtual school programs using Open Educational Resource (OER) repositories and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). 

Blended Schools is a network of schools that has produced hundreds of online-interactive lessons and full courses, and thousands of videos accessible at no cost from the BSNcloud and BSNtube repositories. In addition to this,, Blended Schools provides a series of MOOCs to aid districts and teachers deliver blended and online learning and  help promote and build peer/support groups. 

While Blended Schools focuses on K-12 schools, the concepts presented in this webinar regarding OERs and MOOCs will also benefit educators working in higher education and life-long learning. 

Glenda Clark, ODG Senior Manager, thanked SoftChalk, a member of the ODG Collaborative, for bringing Blended Schools to the attention of educators. Ms. Clark said, "Organizations like SoftChalk and Blended Schools ensure that education benefits from technology rather than being ruled by it. In the webinar, ODG Executive Director Mitchell Levy will briefly show that the Collaborative comprises community colleges, universities, tool vendors, publishers, government agencies, and non-profits actively engaged in lowering barriers to education."   

Visit http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/events/building-virt... for more information. 

About Open Doors Group

Open Doors Group (ODG) seeks to lower barriers to education for all learners. Projects include College OpenTextbooks, ODG MentorCloud, PM World, MOOCS/Courseware, and ODG Consulting. Founded in 2008, ODG supports an online community of more than 1500 educators and a listing of more than 700 open textbooks. Many of these textbooks have been peer reviewed and reviewed for accessibility by handicapped students. Expertise of the ODG Consultants includes copyrights and licensing, rapid publishing, designing and developing Massive Open Online Courses, and the structure of the community college marketplace. 

For more information contact:
Rekha Raman
ODG-COT Sr. Manager of Marketing

About SoftChalk

SoftChalk, LLC is an award-winning provider of e-Learning software for worldwide education and business institutions. Specializing in the development of intuitive, easy-to-use tools, SoftChalk products allow instructors to create powerful and professional-looking content for e-Learning and smart classrooms in K-12, higher education and corporate training. For more information, visit www.softchalk.com. 

For more information contact:
Susan Deihl
(804) 257-7970
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Phone:650 323-6509
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