ATLANTA, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE, www.siblinggroup.com) (the "Company"), whose business strategy is focused on the development and acquisition of 21st century educational management services and education technology, announced today it has established a new effort in the education technology area, aimed specifically at Blended Learning, and has engaged Mr. Daniel DeLuca to head the team. Its initial focus will be applications aimed at classroom management, student/staff communications, and in-classroom course management, with a later expansion into Learning Management System (LMS) and testing/assessment capabilities.
Mr. DeLuca is a developer of web sites aimed at blended learning and has experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), both in curriculum development, and in teaching. Two of his existing web sites, ClassChatter.com and ClassChatterLive.com will be integrated into the new expanded line. Both sites provide fundamental teacher/student communications, class management and an ability for the teacher to manage the course/student interaction.
When asked about his current web sites, Mr. DeLuca responded, "ClassChatter.com is aimed primarily at the K-12 sector, providing an easy to implement approach for communications, and is driven by end users, in other words, teachers and students. ClassChatterLive.com expands the basic communications aspects to include the ability to host certain courses, track results, and it's a component of a Blended Learning solution. Over the last 8 years, over 100,000 users have implemented our sites, and ClassChatterLive.com received the 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers." A new expanded version of both sites are expected in the next ninety (90) days, with additional modules coming quarterly thereafter.
He pointed out that the learning management system (LMS) of the educational technology sector currently has over $1.9 billion in revenue, and is expected to grow 14% per year over the next five (5) years, according to a recent report from IBIS Capital. IBIS reports that the e-learning market is a $91 billion market worldwide and is the fastest growing segment in the education area. The full report can be found at: http://www.siblinggroup.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/IBIS_Capital_-_e-Learning_Lessons_for_the_Future14972508.151111101.pdf , or by contacting IBIS at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
According to Wikipedia, "Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. While still attending a 'brick-and-mortar' school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities. Proponents of blending learning cite the opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment as two major benefits of this approach. Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.
The terms 'blended,' 'hybrid,' 'technology-mediated instruction,' 'web-enhanced instruction,' and 'mixed-mode instruction' are often used interchangeably in current research literature. However, recent researchers in the United States tend to use the term 'blended learning' with more regularity."
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE) intends to acquire advanced technology and education management operations, to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning using multiple teaching and learning modalities on a global basis. The mission will be accomplished by accessing funds from the public capital markets and melding them into a unified strategy that will help to accelerate the improvement of K-12 education across the globe. The desired result will be better educated children, a sustainable and cost effective teaching model, primarily for K-12 education, and reduced dependence on governmental funding. For a complete overview please visit the Company web site at: www.siblinggroup.com.
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