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A.D.A.M. Education

A.D.A.M., a business unit of Ebix, is the world-wide leader in innovative interactive health science content. A.D.A.M.'s teams of educators and medical experts have developed award-winning online digital products for anatomy and physiology, allied health clinical applications, nursing programs, and medical institutions. A.D.A.M. is dedicated to disseminating accurate, reputable resources with visually enriched in-depth tools to help engage and teach.



AfterCollege serves academic departments, students, and alumni by providing networking tools and job opportunities via customized websites at no cost to the institution.


Air Force

AFSTEM is an information portal for students, teachers, counselors, and mentors. It is a tool that coordinates and connects Air Force STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs across the Air Force enterprise.


Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning, online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our collections and videos are available to libraries and educational institutions through annual subscriptions or a one-time purchase of perpetual rights. New and forthcoming resources include Nursing Education in Video, Rehabilitation Therapy in Video, Sports Education in Video, and Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III.


Cengage Learning, Inc.

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning, and research solutions for the academic, professional, and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes, and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it.


Community College Week

Community College Week and ccweek.com, published by Autumn Publishing Enterprises, provide an independent voice for faculty, administrators, and trustees at the nation’s community, technical, and junior colleges. With 26 annual issues and weekly updates, Community College Week’s 30,000+ readers find a one-stop source for education news and features, vital statistics, and analyses of issues and events critical to community colleges. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, Community College Week has been providing unrivaled coverage since 1988. News and hot topics may change, but Community College Week's commitment to community colleges never will.



As the non-profit association for the global information technology (IT) industry, CompTIA offers globally-recognized, vendor-neutral certifications to raise the skill level of the world’s IT workforce as well as member educational programs, networking events, research, and public policy advocacy to help the industry grow. http://www.comptia.org/academy http://certification.comptia.org


ConnectEDU (view sessions)

Serving educators and students worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Epsilen offers clients access to The New York Times Content Repository, a collection of digital resources, and learning objects. Epsilen is majority owned by The New York Times Company.



Courseload is a device and content source neutral aggregator and distributor of digital textbooks and course materials. Courseload's approach eliminates the barriers that have impeded the print-to-digital evolution in academia while providing cost reductions to students and institutions and improving academic outcomes.


Dallas Learning Solutions (view sessions)

Dallas TeleLearning produces distance learning courseware containing instructionally sound content that offers quality learning experiences. Content includes videos and activities designed for student engagement, motivation, and retention. Our cost-effective courses are scalable, yet offer instructors the freedom of customization to fit personal teaching styles, whether online, hybrid, or face-to-face.


Dell, Inc.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the only national news magazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education. For over 28 years, Diverse remains the preeminent source of timely news, provocative commentary, insightful interviews and research, and in-depth special reports on a range of issues affecting all community college professionals.


EduServe International

EduServe International works with colleges and universities to improve operations and service to students through the application of best practices, technology, and staffing. Some of our services include: Senior IT Leadership, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Change Management, Business Process Reengineering, Organizational Development, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, Administrative System Selection, Implementation and Support, Networking and Security, and Interim Resources.



eLumen Collaborative provides student outcomes and assessment technology to academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada. This versatile technology gives institutions the ability to measure actual student learning, assess programs and departments, and meet accreditation requirements. The company was founded in 2003 and opened its national headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, in July 2012.


EMC Corporation

EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses to transform their IT operations by helping them to store, manage, protect, and analyze their information in a more agile, trusted, and cost-efficient way. Learn how the EMC Academic Alliance can help you prepare students to be world-class IT professionals by visiting http://education.emc.com/academicalliance.


eScience Labs, Inc.

eScience Labs provides complete and comprehensive hands-on science kits to support online and traditional courses in need of a laboratory solution. These are the same experiments you would find in a traditional academic lab, but designed and scaled to be performed by students anytime, anywhere. All kits include: Hands-on Materials, Full Color Lab Manual, Safety equipment, Learning Management System Integration,and Online Learning Tools.


Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks is located in Santa Clara, California. Its mission is to deliver high performance networks with the large scale and speed of emerging 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Solutions are targeted at corporate enterprises and companies building and hosting the Web and multimedia over IP.


Films Media Group

Films Media Group is the leading publisher of educational video for grades 7-12 through college, with over 12,000 titles across the curriculum from our four imprints: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware. Films On Demand offers comprehensive curriculum-focused collections on a subscription basis.



Inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to motivate young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With support from three out of every five Fortune 500 companies and nearly $15 million in college scholarships, FIRST designs accessible programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. To learn more, go to www.usfirst.org.


Hands-On Labs, Inc. (view sessions)

Hands-On Labs passionately believes that “to learn science, students must do science.” Labpaqs provide students with the opportunity to fulfill science laboratory requirements in universities, community colleges, and career colleges worldwide without being on campus, and allows administrators the option of expanding science programs and course sections while eliminating related laboratory expenses. For more information, please call 866-206-0779.



iclicker is one of the most widely used classroom response systems in higher education, adopted at more than 1,000 educational institutions in North America and used by 2.5 million students. Our customers praise iclicker's reliability, intuitive software, and focus on formative assessment and pedagogy. For more information, visit www.iclicker.com.



Serving higher education since 1975, The IDEA Center is a nonprofit organization that helps institutions to improve teaching, learning, and leadership. IDEA's Student Ratings of Instruction instrument can service individual and program evaluation and improvement. IDEA also offers feedback instruments and resources for department chairs and other administrators (www.theideacenter.org).


Innovative Educators (view sessions)

Innovative Educators is dedicated to providing superior training focused on critical issues facing students and educators. Our primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level.



Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Founded by graduate students in collaboration with educational institutions, Instructure provides Canvas—the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning platform.


Johnson County Community College (view sessions)

With 50,000 students enrolled in credit and noncredit classes each semester, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, is the state’s largest institution of higher education. Nationally known for excellence in programming and teaching, JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses and more than 50 career and certificate programs that prepare students to enter the job market.


League for Innovation in the Community College (view sessions)


LEGO Education (view sessions)

LEGO® Education combines the unique excitement of LEGO® bricks with hands-on classroom solutions for science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Visit us in Booth 314 to learn how products like TETRIX with LEGO MINDSTORMS® can bring innovation to your courses.


Maplesoft (view sessions)

Maplesoft™ has been a trusted name in mathematics for over 20 years and is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Maplesoft's product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.


MatchWare, Inc. (view sessions)

MatchWare is a leading provider of multimedia, screen recording, and visual thinking STEM software that enhances individuals’ ability to create, visualize, manage, and distribute information. MatchWare’s easy-to-use professional software empowers users to produce and deliver dynamic multimedia content that will engage and inspire. We provide mind mapping, project management, and e-Portfolio software that includes Gantt Charts, WBS, and MS Office integration.


McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hll Tegrity, part of McGraw-Hill Higher Education, is the provider of the award-winning Tegrity Campus service, a cloud-based lecture capture solution. Tegrity Lecture Capture, Adaptive Learning Solutions, and an Institutional eText Program are just a few of the innovative solutions offered by McGraw-Hill Higher Education that help improve student performance, boost graduation rates, and increase student access to course materials. Visit www.mhhe.com to learn more.


Metropolitan Community College - MO

For nearly a century, Metropolitan Community College has provided affordable, quality education; connected with the community; and empowered the workforce in the Kansas City area. Our five-campus college serves 20,000 students with strong transfer programs that cover the first two years of a four-year degree and more than 80 career programs.



The NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program aims to advance undergraduate nanotechnology education and address the growing need for a skilled, nano-savvy work force. The NanoProfessor Program, including instruments, an expert-driven curriculum, cutting-edge hands-on labs, and student/teacher support materials, is available for high schools, community colleges, technical institutes, and universities worldwide.


National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development

Since 1978, the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD), at The University of Texas at Austin, has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff, and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success. Membership benefits include weekly publications, a monthly e-newsletter, podcasts, streaming video, and our popular Webinar Series.


National Instruments (view sessions)

National Instruments (NI) gives educators the tools to make it possible for students to ‘do engineering.’ Through hands-on learning, NI provides a way to teach electronics design concepts to address the industry need for experienced graduates in the local workforce. Learn more about academic products, curriculum resources, and discounts at www.ni.com/academic.


National Science Foundation (view sessions)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7 billion, NSF is a major funding source for cutting edge research and education innovations in STEM fields.


NBC Learn

NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News. We are making the global resources of NBC News and the historic film and video archive available to professors, students, schools, and universities.


NOVA Southeastern Univ Abraham S. Fischler Sch of Education

NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education is one of the nation’s largest schools of education at an accredited university. Our ideas, our approach, and our programs inspire educators to inspire their students to move the world. Cause an effect online, on-site, or on campus.


Oracle Academy

The Oracle Academy offers industry-leading professional development and curriculum to help educators engage students in computer science and engineering, and prepare them with in-demand skills. As the steward of Java, Oracle is uniquely positioned to help educational institutions integrate Java into their curriculum. The Oracle Academy Introduction to Computer Science program includes: Alice 3 Teacher Training, Greenfoot Teacher Training, and Java Fundamentals and Programming.


Owen Software Corp.



Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions includes projectors, professional displays, video conferencing, mobile computing, security systems, and office communications, helping customers in education reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage, and improve outcomes.


Primal Pictures

Primal Pictures is a leading developer and publisher of 3D anatomy and clinical software. Already used in hundreds of teaching institutions worldwide, our popular range of titles are ideal for many medical and allied health courses. Visit www.primalpictures.com/ to find out more about our software and how it can enhance teaching and learning.


QLess, Inc.

QLess' mission is to eliminate waiting in lines. Students use their cell phones interactively to enter, hold, get status, and delay their place in line, freeing them to choose where and how they wait. QLess informs students when their turn has arrived, improving satisfaction, and reducing student and staff stress and no-shows. QLess also manages questions in Lectures with its Queue & A product.


Qwizdom, Inc. (view sessions)

Qwizdom is a leader in interactive learning and assessment technology. Dedicated to making learning effective and engaging, Qwizdom offers the most advanced radio-frequency classroom response technology. Present lessons, tests, and reviews while providing instant feedback. Qwizdom’s student remotes maintain an interactive environment in which class is attentive and students score higher.


Rockwell Automation (view sessions)

Rockwell Automation is the leading global provider of industrial automation control and information solutions. The Training Services business group is dedicated to business industry training and delivering educational solutions for advanced manufacturing. A comprehensive portfolio of training products and services include college curriculum kits and workstations, instructor-led training (standard, tailored, custom, and on-site training), e-Learning, virtual classroom and job aids.


Sapling Learning

Sapling Learning provides the most effective interactive homework and instruction that improves student learning outcomes for the problem-solving disciplines. We offer an enjoyable teaching and effective learning experience that is distinctive, easy-to-use, and textbook independent, with targeted instructional content and unsurpassed service and support by PhD- and Masters-level colleagues.


SchoolChapters, Inc.

SchoolChapters provides innovative software solutions to help administrators, instructors, and students prove their quality for accreditation, assessment, and funding. In use in hundreds of schools and programs across the country,it is the modern ePortfolio: a SaaS, mLearning, standards-based solution delivered in the cloud. Visit www.schoolchapters.com to learn more.


SmarterServices (view sessions)

The mission of SmarterServices is to organize and analyze data about students, faculty, teachers, employees, and courses that empowers people to make smarter decisions. We provide SmarterMeasure, an online learning readiness indicator; SmarterSurveys, an end-of-course survey management service; SmarterFaculty, a database of online faculty; and SmarterProctors, a database of test proctors.


SoftChalk LLC

SoftChalk content authoring and hosting solutions are critical to the success of e-learning initiatives, providing educators an easy, affordable way to create, organize, and share interactive content that engages students and inspires learning. Lesson content can be delivered in a LMS, on a Web server, on mobile devices, or in the cloud.


Sonic Foundry

Over 1,000 colleges trust Mediasite by Sonic Foundry to automatically webcast their lectures, meetings, and events. Instructors teach as usual without learning new technology, students report better grades, and schools reach new audiences online. See how leading colleges use Mediasite: www.sonicfoundry.com/case-studies/hied. Watch best practice webinars for online learning: www.sonicfoundry.com/STEMTECH.


Spectrum Industries, Inc.

Innovative Learning & Training Furniture includes laptop storage carts, instructional media lecterns, student workstations, training desks, seating, and office furniture, as well as computer lab, CAD, and flat-panel tables. Innovative designs manage power/network cables, and are ergonomic, modular, durable, cost-effective, attractive, and easy to assemble. Products are ideal for educational, government, and corporate environments. Researched, designed, and manufactured in the USA.


Stratasys 3D Printers & Production Systems

Designers and engineers use Stratasys 3D Printing technology in nearly every industry: aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, education, and consumer products. Stop by the booth to see 3D printing in action and we’ll show you why so many engineers trust Stratasys to make their prototyping, design, and manufacturing processes easier.



TechSmith products allow educators to engage students and enhance learning. We work with professors, deans, IT coordinators, and more to keep up with the world of education and technology. TechSmith’s screen capture and recording software makes it easy to create engaging online content for students to access anytime, anywhere.


The NROC Project (view sessions)

The NROC Project is a member-driven, non-profit effort to develop and deliver quality curricular content that is affordable, adaptable, and media-rich. Funded by the Hewlett and Gates Foundations, as well as sustaining academic members, the NROC Project addresses the need for the next generation of media-rich online content—customizable by and for faculty.


Toolwire (view sessions)

Toolwire specializes in products and services for Experiential Learning. The company’s proven learning solutions, which include Toolwire Learnscapes, StudentDesktops, Scenarios, and LiveLabs, enable learning institutions to increase student engagement and retention across a broad range of subject areas including health care, business management, information technology, engineering, first year experience, on-boarding/orientation, and more.


Turning Technologies LLC

Student Response – Track student comprehension and generate detailed reports with Turning Technologies’ assessment delivery and data collection solutions. Use TurningPoint software to poll in PowerPoint®, any application, or administer self-paced tests. Gather student responses from ResponseCard clickers or through mobile devices with ResponseWare. Assess learning anywhere, anytime. www.TurningTechnologies.com



Tutor.com provides the most highly-rated online, on-demand tutoring that connects a student to a professional tutor the moment they need assistance. Students can access Tutor.com through a computer or any mobile device. Tutor.com is the largest online tutoring company with over 2,500 professional, background checked tutors having delivered over 8 million one-to-one tutoring sessions.


University of Illinois: Illinois Online Network

The University of Illinois Online-Illinois Online Network (ION) is a faculty development initiative providing professional development opportunities in technology-enhanced teaching and learning. The Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR) series is the home of the Master Online Teacher certificate and the Certified Online Learning Administrator programs. ION welcomes Individual and Institutional members. Make ION your strategic partner in faculty development.


University of Maryland University College

UMUC's Community College Alliance program provides a seamless transition from associate’s to bachelor’s degrees at more than 70 community colleges nationwide. Transfer up to 70 credits to UMUC and take advantage of enhanced student services. UMUC also offers an online Doctor of Management in community college policy and administration designed to help faculty and administrators advance in today’s community college environment. For information, visit www.umuc.edu.


University of Phoenix (view sessions)

Since our inception as the first university for working adults, we have focused on creating a system of higher learning that opens a world of opportunities to previously underserved populations. The passion and commitment of our founder Dr. John Sperling are reflected in our more than 30,000 faculty, deans and support staff, and in the 50,000 students who graduate from our degree programs every year.


Vernier Software and Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 31 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students' critical thinking skills.


WebStudy, Inc. (view sessions)

WebStudy is an innovative provider of educational technology dedicated to servicing the unique needs of community colleges. The company's flagship learning management system (LMS) product, WebStudy Learning, seamlessly integrates technology both in and out of the classroom to empower faculty, engage students, and improve retention.


Worldwide Instructional Design System (view sessions)

Use Worldwide Instructional Design System (WIDS), a curriculum management solution, to develop programs and courses, disseminate official curriculum, and monitor curriculum change. Branded to your organization, WIDS centralizes the revision and approval process. Archive feedback, roll out updates without disturbing active curriculum, and ensure access to current information. Used in any discipline/delivery mode.



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