TH(i)NQ Ed™ Increases Collaboration and Engagement for Students with journ(i)e(SM)

New Student-Centered Learning Network Leverages Content Creation and Collaboration Tools to Cultivate Student Engagement

Jun 28, 2010, 10:30 ET from TH(i)NQ Ed

CARBONDALE, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTE Booth #1918 -- TH(i)NQ Ed, formerly SchoolCenter, a leading strategic online solutions company, announced today the launch of journ(i)e(SM), the first student-centered learning network that cultivates student engagement. TH(i)NQ Ed will unveil journ(i)e at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, June 27–30, 2010, in Denver, CO, at booth 1918.

journ(i)e is a student-directed learning environment designed to put digital natives at the center of their own learning experiences. journ(i)e engages this new breed of net generation by enabling them to connect, contribute and collaborate using Web 2.0 tools in a structured and safe learning network.

"We are very pleased to introduce journ(i)e, a revolutionary new learning network that allows teachers and students to build their own learning experiences in a secure and structured environment," said Mary McCaffrey, CEO, TH(i)NQ Ed. "journ(i)e's Web 2.0 tools drive new levels of engagement and foster increased collaboration for students and teachers."

Jody Bowie, a Middle School Science Teacher at Putnam City Schools, participated in the pre-launch preview program. "The students' enthusiasm for journ(i)e was equal and greater than my own. Once we got started, my students started using the program immediately. As an educational facilitator, I believe journ(i)e is a great tool for most ages and any subject. journ(i)e can provide a safe way for students to maintain an online learning life with fellow students and teachers in a more structured way."

Bowie and two students will be presenting their experiences with journ(i)e at the ISTE conference. Their presentation will discuss how the student-centered learning network provides a mechanism for teachers and students to collaborate and learn.

TH(i)NQ Ed was also announced today as the new name for SchoolCenter. The new name reflects the Company's strategic focus to broaden its offerings to meet the growing online needs of today's educators and individual learners, including the journ(i)e product.

For more information about TH(i)NQ Ed solutions for the education market, please visit www.THiNQEd.com  

About TH(i)NQ ED:

TH(i)NQ Ed™ is a leading strategic online solutions company in the education market, providing schools and districts with a proven approach to developing and implementing best-in-class online environments that build stronger communities, create a positive image, and enhance collaboration inside and outside the classroom. The Company was recently awarded a top honor award in the software industry (SIIA CODiE) for "Best Web Services Solution." The Company now introduces its latest innovation, a student-directed learn(i)ng network environment that encourages student collaboration, content creation, and personalization. Always on the cutting edge of technological trends, TH(i)NQ Ed continually breaks new ground by creating new technological solutions for the education market. For more information please visit, www.THiNQEd.com

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