May 6, 2018

Corporate Partners

MDLA Corporate Partners

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Blackboard delivers innovative education technology and services that help schools, districts, institutions and companies drive student success.

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Grand Canyon University

Since our founding in 1949, Grand Canyon University (GCU) has been a Christian college with a biblically rooted mission. Founded as a Baptist university, today GCU is an interdenominational university that welcomes students from all backgrounds. Throughout its rich history, GCU has remained a vibrant Christian university that is committed to distinctively Christian beliefs, values and practices in accord with its mission and vision. While the university is clear about its identity as a Christian university and its foundational

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MarylandOnline is a statewide, inter-segmental consortium dedicated to championing distance learning in Maryland. Through collaboration among Maryland community colleges, colleges, and universities, MarylandOnline facilitates students’ access to articulated courses, certificates, and degree programs offered via distance and promotes excellence in Web-based learning in the physical as well as the virtual classroom. MarylandOnline is the parent organization of Quality Matters, a nationally recognized peer-review process that ensures high quality in online courses. The process includes trainings and tools for use by institutions to both assess existing courses and to develop new online courses.

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Pearson Education

As the world’s leading publisher of academic and reference textbooks, Pearson Education (Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, Allyn & Bacon/Longman) is committed to providing the most innovative, flexible, and powerful educational materials available today. Whether you are a student, an instructor, a prospective author, or a bookseller, these sites are the place to find a host of solutions to today’s classroom challenges—ranging from traditional textbooks and supplements to CD-ROMs, Companion Websites, and extensive distance learning offerings. and

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM subscribers include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions.

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SMARTHINKING, based in Washington, DC, is the leading provider of online tutoring. SMARTHINKING provides people, technology and training to help institutions offer their students outstanding academic support. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers work with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement, enhance learning and increase retention in online and tradition contexts. SMARTHINKING connects students to E-structor® Certified tutors anytime, from any Internet connection. From supplementing current learning support programs with SMARTHINKING’s qualified, professional and trained online tutors, to licensing SMARTHINKING’s technology platform to create a private-labeled virtual learning assistance center, SMARTHINKING develops custom solutions to enable institutions to better support their faculty and students. SMARTHINKING currently works with over 500 school clients and businesses, including the following organizations in Maryland: Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore City Community College, College of Southern Maryland, Bowie State University, Stevenson University, and Carroll County Public Library. is a fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in our easy-to-use online classroom, which runs in your web browser.