Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Partners With VSCHOOLZ Web Based, Fully Customizable, Interactive Digital Courseware Now Available For Schools

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., August 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Virtual School Provider VSCHOOLZ Partners With Educational Products And Services Corporation Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Virtual school provider, VSCHOOLZ, is partnering with educational products and services provider, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, to allow schools the opportunity to receive the traditional course content that they have come to know in an unprecedented way.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides education products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries. They are a global education and learning company, as well as, the world's largest provider of materials for pre-k-12 learning. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing, and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships.

VSCHOOLZ was founded by a team of educators to provide a turnkey digital solution for schools or districts who want to launch their own virtual programs or support a blended learning environment in traditional schools. Powered by VSCHOOLZ gives schools and districts a fully integrated customizable platform that teachers are able to edit, change, remove, or adapt the content provided to fit their individualized classroom and school needs. All courses come complete with fully customizable interactive and engaging student activities, an e-text, assignments, quizzes and tests, and are delivered in a safe and user-friendly online environment, incorporating collaborative tools such as message boards, digital drop boxes, chat rooms, and teacher to teacher file sharing. This is a vastly new approach to education, based on the pedagogy of online instruction, which taps into how today's digital children learn.

"As the demand for groundbreaking digital content continues to grow, educators around the world have been turning to HMH's cutting-edge programs," said Bethlam Forsa, EVP of Global Product and Content Development for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. "Thanks to this strong  partnership with VSCHOOLZ, HMH can now provide more students with fully customizable digital courses in all the major subject areas, designed to incorporate a wide-range of digital technologies. Like never before, it empowers teachers to assess an individual student and  develop the strongest customized program."


Media Contact: Angelina O'Brien VSCHOOLZ, 772-985-4332, aobrien@vschoolz.com



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