i>clicker Integrates With Sapling Learning, Simplifies Roster Creation And Gradebook Consolidation

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Synchronized Gradebook and Roster Helps Instructors Easily Deploy and Leverage Classroom Learning Tools Across Multiple Systems

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Both i>clicker and Sapling Learning are proven tools that increase learning outcomes and student engagement both in and out of the classroom.

i>clicker, one of the most widely used Student Response Systems (SRS) in higher education, today announced the release of i>clicker and i>grader version 6.2.4. i>clicker software already integrates with all the major Learning Management Systems (LMS) to synchronize rosters and student scores. This latest version of the i>clicker software gives instructors the time-saving capability of exporting scores in a file specifically formatted for Sapling Learning, a leading provider of interactive homework and learning software for higher education and high school in the areas of science, economics and other STEM disciplines.

i>clicker software provides the convenience of downloading a class roster from Learning Management Systems rather than creating a roster from scratch. With this latest release (v6.2.4), instructors can quickly unify and consolidate their gradebooks across systems including Sapling Learning, a fellow portfolio company of Macmillan New Ventures, a technology innovation unit of Macmillan Science and Education.

“Both i>clicker and Sapling Learning are proven tools that increase learning outcomes and student engagement both in and out of the classroom,” said Troy Williams, President of Macmillan New Ventures. “Part of the New Ventures founding thesis is to acquire and distribute the most effective technology tools to our teachers and students. In many cases, the opportunity for innovation is in bringing together tools that are showing significant impact in learning outcomes. This is the first of many future integrations across the MNV portfolio, and we’ll develop even more of these collaborations moving forward.”

Recently, Macmillan New Ventures announced the addition of Late Nite Labs, an innovative provider of virtual online science labs for secondary schools and higher education institutions, to its portfolio of proven and innovative technology companies. Other portfolio companies include Sapling Learning, provider of interactive homework and learning software, EBI MAP-Works, a leading student success and retention platform, and PrepU, an adaptive learning platform.

"i>clicker's student response system is an important tool for enhancing the classroom experience. In the problem-solving disciplines, Sapling Learning's online homework is critical for student success. Merging student performance data from activities both within and outside the classroom presents a holistic picture of student engagement, which better informs educator's decisions as they continually improve the instruction for their course,” said James Caras, Sapling Learning Founder and CEO.

Additional enhancements for i>clicker and i>grader v6.2.4 include:

i>clicker
●    Improved performance and stability with web>clicker
●    Simplified messaging when polling is stopped with web>clicker
●    Improved clarity of Results Chart when no votes were submitted for the correct answer

i>grader
●    Export scores formatted for Sapling Learning
●    Updated Moodle export to be compatible with Moodle v2.3 grade book configurations

The new software update, i>clicker v6.2.4, is now available for download at http://www1.iclicker.com/audience-response-system-downloads.

About i>clicker:

i>clicker products are built by educators with the goal of keeping students and audiences focused on content, not technology. i>clicker is one of the leading Student Response Systems in education, adopted at more than 1,100 major educational institutions in North America and Canada and used by more than 3 million students. i>clicker, which serves customers in K-12, Higher Education, and corporate environments, was invented in 2003 by four University of Illinois professors and continues to be recognized for its superior reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. i>clicker is a product of Macmillan New Ventures, a division of Macmillan.

http://www.iclicker.com

About Sapling Learning:

Sapling Learning is a leading interactive homework and assessment software for high school and higher education sciences. Founded in 2004, Sapling Learning focuses on providing students with rich, discipline specific interactions to promote engagement and comprehension in challenging problem-solving disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and economics. Sapling Learning is the only solution that provides seamless integration of rich learning elements for both creating and learning scientific material.

http://www.saplinglearning.com

About Macmillan New Ventures:

Macmillan New Ventures discovers and develops innovative, proven technologies and new products that drive learning outcomes and engagement. Part of global media company Macmillan, the New Ventures division pushes the boundaries of where, when and how learning happens - teacher to student; student to teacher; and peer to peer.

http://www.macmillannewventures.com

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