Edvance360 LMS-SN partners with Holy Apostles College & Seminary and the Catholic Distance Learning Network to provide third round of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provided in partnership with Edvance360 LMS-SN, Holy Apostles College & Seminary, and the Catholic Distance Learning Network. Three certification programs opening their material at no cost for Fall 2013.

(Virginia Beach, VA) Edvance360, a leading provider of eLearning services and software solutions and a CODiE 2011 winner, announced a continuation of the partnership with Holy Apostles College & Seminary and the Catholic Distance Learning Network to provide Massive Online Open Courses in three certification programs, opening their material at no cost from September 1st through October 31st.

“We are excited to continue these free, online open courses, which will be available to more than 60 Catholic seminaries and 180 Protestant mainline and evangelical theological schools. These massive courses will be provided at no cost to students,” said Sebastian Mahfood, Director of Distance Learning at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. “We chose to partner with Edvance360 because we found their tools to be robust, yet easy to use. Students taking these open courses will not require special training to use the Edvance360 tools. In our last MOOC with Edvance360, we received excellent feedback from the students and achieved an above-average completion rate, which is a result from how easy Edvance360 is to use.”

“Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to challenge traditional models of education and we at Edvance360 support that challenge and the goal of providing education to all people all over the world,” said Cathy Garland, Vice-President of Marketing & Sales at Edvance360. “We are happy to partner with CDLN to continue to offer these MOOCs and other MOOCs as companies and schools get on board. Our partners have demonstrated a high completion rate several times above those offered through other LMS vendors – even as high as 100% completion rates. We feel the collaborative nature of our LMS makes the necessary interaction and collaboration possible, which in turn helps the student feel connected and confident in completing the educational course they have chosen.”

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About Holy Apostles College & Seminary
Holy Apostles College & Seminary hosts two completely online Master of Arts programs in Philosophy and Theology and has online undergraduate courses available. Holy Apostles is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Their website can be accessed at http://www.holyapostles.edu.

About the Catholic Distance Learning Network
The Catholic Distance Learning Network of the Seminary Department of the National Catholic Educational Association provides resources for the training of teachers in online teaching and learning and in teaching research design.

Their website can be accessed at http://www.catholicdistance.org

Press Contact:
Cathy Garland, VP of Marketing & Sales