Leaders in education and seasoned WebAssign users align to support the future of education technology in the classroom
RALEIGH, N.C. — July 28, 2014 — WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced the creation of the Faculty Advisory Board, an initiative supporting education technology and student learning.
The Faculty Advisory Board unites a cross-disciplinary team of WebAssign adopters to assist in the ongoing analysis of effective teaching practices that incorporate technology to promote student learning. The Faculty Advisory Board will serve as a liaison between WebAssign faculty nationwide and the company.
“The mission of the Faculty Advisory Board is to represent the academic community in regards to education technology trends, evolving teaching models, and the future of WebAssign,” said Chief Academic Officer, Jack Y. Narayan, Ph.D. “Our board of educators will keep WebAssign apprised of shifts in education and provide feedback on the WebAssign product plan to ensure that we continue to be the preferred teaching tool of educators everywhere.”
As an employee-owned benefit company, WebAssign is committed to supporting and improving education instruction and student learning. The Faculty Advisory Board directly supports this initiative to uphold WebAssign’s mission and support education. With plans to meet regularly throughout the year, the Faculty Advisory Board held their inaugural meeting at the 14th annual WebAssign Users Group (WAUG) meeting on June 26-27 in Raleigh, N.C.
“As education technology continues to evolve, WebAssign strives to provide faculty and students with top-notch content and features that enrich student learning,” commented Alex Bloom, WebAssign president. “By implementing the Faculty Advisory Board, we affirm our company’s commitment to enhance the pedagogical vision of the faculty and foster the success of the student.”
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than eight million students have used WebAssign to submit over one billion answers to homework assignments, tests, and assessments.
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, WebAssign is an independent, employee-owned benefit company dedicated to education technology. For more information, visit www.webassign.net.