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eLearningZoom offers $1 per student virtual classroom solution to combat spread of Swine Flu for schools
By leveraging the latest elearning solution, schools at all levels can help prevent further spreading of Swine Flu; as well as offering both students, teachers, parents, and tutors a 24/7 collaborative learning environment for continuous feedback.

SAN FRANCISCO – (May, 19 2009) As the United States Government declares a public health emergency in this country and the World Health Organization raises the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5, meaning a pandemic is imminent, many traditional schools are considering online learning alternatives as a backup in case Swine Flu outbreaks necessitate campus closures.
Education Week reports:
“Nearly 300 schools around the country had closed as of April 30 as a result of the flu, according to the Associated Press…

‘Schools at all levels should be using this time to prepare for a possible swine flu pandemic, with online instruction being an important option to consider,’ Thomas E. Chandler, the manager of technology and educational applications for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University, said in an e-mail. ‘And if swine flu does not materialize as a major pandemic, having an online distance-learning plan in place will always be useful, in the event of the next [crisis].”

Massie Ritsch of the Department of Education stated: “Just because the campus is closed doesn’t mean learning has to come to a halt,” and back-up plans were quickly enforced to ensure students were kept busy with homework.

Traditionally, it may take some time for less-experienced schools to create workable and flexible online learning systems; today’s new e-learning solution helps shorten the time to create and launch online courses. Online courses could allow students to continue their studies unhindered anytime anywhere. Schools would not need to worry about scheduling make up days or altering their academic calendars. As is emphasized above, once in place, online learning systems could be used 24/7 anytime anywhere during other instances of disruption such as snow-ins, storms, or campus repairs.

With eLearningZoom 2.0 all-in-one blended learning solution, schools can quickly and easily create and launch online courses in minutes and consequently keep commute to a minimum and be prepared for any disruption such as snow-ins, storms, or campus repairs. eLearningZoom 2.0 consists of three applications:
  • eZ-LMS – a complete online learning management system enabling schools to create and launch online courses in minutes instead of days and weeks, along with self-assessment and tracking systems.
  • eZ-Web Meeting – a complimentary web meeting service enabling teachers to launch real-time webinars supported by video via webcam, audio (VoIP), and sharing of PowerPoint presentations, desktops, and whiteboards.
  • eZ-Contact – an integrated email auto-responder service allows teachers to set automated reminders for students on deadline and course updates.
“We know that teachers and students are more well-versed in Web 2.0 social networking/ modern communication methods and how to transfer content and texts online via emails and microblogging services (such as aforementioned Twitter). In addition, most schools will most likely already have a certain amount of content online and digitized (via wikis and Facebook) which will have created course content even easier for those working from home. Our special $1 per student virtual classroom solution will help traditional schools to address their ability to teach during such emergencies and keep schools open 24/7,” said Matt Fok, CEO of eLearningZoom.

For more information about eLearningZoom 2.0, including a free 30-day trial, visit www.eLearningZoom.com or call 415-287-3818.
About eLearningZoom.com
eLearningZoom.com is the global leader in on-demand All-in-1 online training solution with users around the globe. Our broad suite of Software as a Service (SasS) offers companies with all in one online training solution with learning management system, email marketing campaign, and real-time conferencing capabilities for compliance, certification, and professional training.

eLearningZoom Social Learning Suite is a suite of application services consists of eZ-Web Meeting, eZ-Contact, and eZ-LMS. eLearningZoom is committed to deliver the best of class simple to use, flexible, and affordable online training solutions with focus in optimizing business performance and productivity. The company’s eLearningZoom consultants have over twenty years of eLearning-Zoom and enterprise software consulting experiences with Fortune 500 clients such as Siemens AG, Hewlett Packard, and PEUGEOT. For more information on eLearningZoom, please visit http://www.eLearningZoom.com or email us at [email protected] or call 1-888-718-5333

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