Case Studies

Teachers Create Content at OrangeLIVE!

Orange LIVE! (Learning through Interactive Virtual Education), the virtual school of the Orange Unified School District in California provides an exciting and diverse set of resources for students and a rigorous set of requirements for teachers. The OrangeLIVE! teachers are fully credentialed and frequently teach the same courses in the face-to-face environment. They create their… Read More >

Learning in the Blendedschools.net Cloud

How do you deliver over 190 online courses to more than a hundred blended and virtual schools across the nation? Blendedschools.net has accomplished this by taking their learning to the cloud—SoftChalk Cloud that is! BSNCloud is a privately-branded implementation of the SoftChalk Cloud content authoring and learning object repository platform. Implemented in 2012, BSNCloud provides… Read More >

Portable Content for a Portable School: Georgia Virtual School and SoftChalk

Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) puts a high premium on portability and flexibility when developing eLearning content.  After all, they serve thousands of students across Georgia with accredited online learning programs. All of the content developed for their virtual school programs is also made available (free of charge) for use by any public school in Georgia…. Read More >

Blackboard Leverages SoftChalk For Engaging Content

Creating original and meaningful online content is a challenging obstacle for many educators. With class sizes continuing to grow, faculty have less time to effectively create and distribute engaging content for their students. The fact that many learning-content authoring programs in use today are difficult and time consuming to use only compounds the problem. This… Read More >

SoftChalk Helps AMTEC Flip the Automotive Classroom

From Michigan to Alabama, the Interstate 75 corridor is lined with car manufacturers—and those manufacturers need highly skilled workers to build vehicles. This need spurred the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the Automotive Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC), which brings together community colleges and automotive industry partners to prepare students for careers as highly skilled… Read More >

Gifted Students Solve Medical Mysteries with Duke and SoftChalk

The instructors and designers behind the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) know a thing or two about engaging and advancing gifted students through technology. Duke TIP identifies, challenges and engages gifted and talented students through talent searches, face-to-face educational programs, independent learning courses and more. SoftChalk makes it easier for Duke TIP curriculum developers… Read More >

Connecting New Jersey’s Community Colleges through Public Health Education

Students across New Jersey can explore the public health field with SoftChalk Cloud At the request of the New Jersey Public Health Training Center, Dr. Jim Brown designed an online “Introduction to Public Health” course for New Jersey community college students. The interactive course covered public health topics from disease prevention to epidemiology, addressing a… Read More >

Portable Content for a Portable School: Georgia Virtual School and SoftChalk

Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) puts a high premium on portability and flexibility when developing eLearning content. After all, they serve thousands of students across Georgia with accredited online learning programs. All of the content developed for their virtual school programs is also made available (free of charge) for use by any public school in Georgia…. Read More >

An Integral Content Creation Solution for University of Manchester Students

At the University of Manchester in the northwestern UK, the Faculty of Life Sciences is dedicated to research, learning and engaging the public. This focus provides students with rich opportunities to produce original scholarly work while contributing to their communities. To this end, all final year honors students in the department complete a capstone project… Read More >

SoftChalk Supports OC Global with Affordable, Accessible Learning Experiences

Odessa College is hardly new to online education. This large West Texas community college has offered online courses for over a decade, allowing them to reach students beyond their Odessa, Andrews, Monahan, Pecos and Seminole campuses. Today, their online learning program is known as OC Global, and they are pushing the envelope for online education…. Read More >

Century College Faculty Embrace SoftChalk to Create Online Courses

Century College is the largest community college in Minnesota, serving over 15,000 students with more than 40 career programs. Located north of the twin cities in White Bear Lake, it is also the state’s largest provider of technical training, serving another 10,000 students. About 13% of Century’s courses are offered fully online or in a… Read More >

The Duke University Talent Identification Program

Since 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has identified and nurtured academically gifted students grades four through 12, serving more than two million students through residential experiences, advanced test-taking opportunities, online courses, and independent study materials. Today, Duke TIP uses SoftChalk extensively in the development of independent study curriculum and online courses,… Read More >

FutureU uses SoftChalk to Train Saudi Faculty

In 2007, King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia sought out FutureU for help with its faculty development. The goal of the program was for faculty with limited technical skills to be able to author their own, pedagogically sound, course websites after completing a six-week training program conducted by FutureU partly online and partly face-to-face. SoftChalk… Read More >

Maricopa Community College District in Arizona

Our E-Learning options provide timely support for faculty by giving them ‘just in time’ teaching tools designed with SoftChalk. These collaboratively designed course templates are ‘ready to go’ and are consistent with EMCC teaching and learning practices. This allows our college to open up more high demand course sections based on enrollment trends.” Roger Yohe,… Read More >

Creating Lessons for the 21st Century Skills Framework using SoftChalk

Hampton City Schools When the Hampton City Schools (HCS) began working toward integrating instructional technology into their teaching strategies and modeling a learning environment based upon the 21st Century Skills Framework, SoftChalk was selected as the ideal tool to help accomplish the task. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills was formed in 2002 through the… Read More >

Promoting Higher Level Thinking Skills Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Duke University TIP SoftChalk gets students engaged visually and kinesthetically, allowing them to interact with content and build skills in meaningful ways. As educators, we can harness the quizpoppers and activities to provide immediate, real-time feedback; convert long pages of text into powerful slide show movies with voiceovers; and hyperlink to educational sites for challenging… Read More >

Using SoftChalk to Develop Course Tutorials that Promote Success

South Piedmont Community College Prior to working in education, my career was focused on clinical practice as a physical therapist. I took a full-time faculty position in a physical therapist assistant program as an instructor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education. I also enrolled in and completed a Master’s program in Adult Education and… Read More >

Health Care East

After several bad experiences with other software programs, HealthEast Care System initially said no to using anything other than PowerPoint to create the 1,500 courses it needed. According to Jeanne Siedow of HealthEast, “I was not an easy sell on this one, but a Web conference call changed my tune immensely.” During that call, a… Read More >

Texas Workforce Commission

As a state agency, the Texas Workforce Commission must ensure its 3,000+ employees and contractors comply with 508 accessibility requirements. With people and offices spread across 28 regions of the state, the Commission needed a user-friendly solution, especially for those locations without access to the intranet system that houses their online training. They had used… Read More >