Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:SIBE), (www.siblinggroup.com) (the "Company"), an educational technology holding company, announced today that its Blended Schools Network ("BSN") division is offering the first unit of each of their K-12 online courses on Gooru, which is the most widely used Open Education Resource (OER) for educators from around the world.
Gooru (www.goorulearning.org) provides a free web-based solution for personalized learning. With Gooru, teachers can find standards-aligned multimedia learning resources on any K-12 topic, remix web and original content to create custom collections, share collections with students to meet their unique needs, and monitor the real-time engagement, comprehension, and progress of their students. Teachers can browse courses in Gooru's extensive K-12 libraries to get started and create customized content for their classroom. Gooru reports that over 600,000 teachers in 210 countries/territories and all 50 United States use Gooru in their classrooms to help students reach their full potential.
Blended Schools Network is now an official content partner for Gooru offering high quality, engaging K-12 lessons for teachers. Teachers can see first-hand how the BSN content can help them improve student outcomes by creating much deeper learning through the BSN lessons. Extensive indexing of the BSN content makes it easy for teachers to pull the specific content they need when they need it.
"Blended Schools Network's focus has always been about helping teachers. By working with Gooru, we can reach out to so many more educators from across the globe to demonstrate how deeper learning, through these lessons, can transform learning in the classroom. At the same time, partnerships like these create significant global brand awareness for Blended Schools Network," stated Jed Friedrichsen, Chief Academic Officer of Sibling Group Holdings.
Educators can access over 2,200 different lessons on Gooru from the extensive Blended School catalog and teachers can integrate these lessons into their current curriculum. If they need to access additional content for their classroom, they can find additional lessons through the BSN marketplace.
About Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.:
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE), through its wholly owned subsidiary Blended Schools Network (BSN), provides benchmark quality online curriculum for the K-12 marketplace, complete hosted course authoring tools, professional development for teachers and a learning management system (LMS) environment. Sibling Group Holdings is focused on pursuing market expansion and new product development to meet the global trend towards leveraging educational technology to improve student performance.
Founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Gooru (www.goorulearning.org) is building an open and collaborative online community to unleash personalized learning with technology and honor the human right to education. Gooru is supported by grants from the Gates Foundation, Susan Crown Exchange, Hewlett Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Office of Naval Research, among others.
Safe Harbor: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the plans and expectations of Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. and its success within the Gooru OER. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, that the anticipated benefits of the Gooru OER may not be realized. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included under the captions, "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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