This expansion of our learning technology will enable our clients to exceed student expectations and enhance academic relationships.
Boston, MA (Vocus) October 29, 2009
Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today the release of e-RacerTM, a course management system that can be implemented independently of, or in conjunction with, Jenzabar's enterprise systems. Jenzabar's e-Racer reflects the next generation of e-learning technology that enables higher education institutions to rapidly and easily respond to the ever-changing demands of the modern educational environment.
e-Racer supports active participation, collaboration, and information exchange with anytime, anywhere accessibility to improve course delivery within the e-learning environment. e-Racer cultivates student engagement and creates learning communities between faculty and students, and among students themselves, through new media and social learning tools. The software has been designed for interoperability, enabling institutions to easily incorporate new learning tools as they emerge and become available. To achieve this model of interoperability for e-Racer, Jenzabar is actively participating with the IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of open learning technology standards.
"With e-Racer, we are delivering a fast and efficient avenue to learner-centered collaboration, resulting in stronger relationships between students and faculty," said Rick Tomlinson, Product Marketing Manager at Jenzabar. "This allows an institution to meet the demands of its technically savvy constituents and provide a learning environment that enhances student learning and faculty impact, all with a short learning curve for users."
e-Racer serves as a platform for students and faculty to post, share, and showcase information and become more engaged in the learning process. Additional features permit faculty to easily create, customize, and manage their courses, including handling administrative tasks such as the ability to submit mid-term and final grades directly from the course gradebook to the Jenzabar student information system.
The course management system is built on the framework of Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS), an award-winning Internet portal designed exclusively for higher education. Through the portal technology, e-Racer provides a single point of access to self-service learning for students, faculty, and administration. Together, the academic and administrative systems allow automatic grade entry into the student record, simple importing of course content, and valuable data analysis. With the flexibility of the JICS portal, clients can customize the user interface to match the institutional brand.
Jenzabar clients using the former Jenzabar LMS with Jenzabar student administrative systems and business office systems will continue to benefit from tight integration between their current course management system and their Jenzabar enterprise solutions, and will now have the option of upgrading to e-Racer.
"e-Racer helps colleges and universities meet their institutional goals by providing course management technology that supports a new learning paradigm based on collaboration and active participation," said Robert A. Maginn, Jr., Jenzabar Chairman and CEO. "This expansion of our learning technology will enable our clients to exceed student expectations and enhance academic relationships."
About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. With more than 35 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to more than 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.jenzabar.com.
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