LoudCloud Announces New Partnership with University of Florida, Lastinger Center
LoudCloud to Build Learning Platform for Early Florida, based on their FASTRAK CBLMS
Dallas, TX., September 18, 2014 – LoudCloud today announced that the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning has selected LoudCloud’s FASTRAK as the competency-based learning management system (LMS) for Early Learning Florida. After an extensive search, the University of Florida chose LoudCloud because of its powerful technologies and customization capabilities.
Housed at the University of Florida’s College of Education, the Lastinger Center blends the latest research with effective practice to build award-winning learning systems and programs that boost teaching practice and advance student achievement.
LoudCloud FASTRAK offers an adaptable, customizable LMS that will serve as the base for a custom learning platform for Early Florida. The platform will serve Florida’s 55,000 early learning teachers with innovative professional development aimed to boost student achievement. The Early Learning platform will be accessible 24 hours a day, available in English and Spanish, and will be based upon a competency model managed by LoudCloud’s LoudTrack system.
“We are thrilled to be part of the Early Florida initiative, and to partner with the University of Florida and the Lastinger Center,” said Manoj Kutty, CEO of LoudCloud Systems. “The Lastinger Center is a pioneer in implementing cutting edge education delivery models and we are pleased to be selected to deliver learning via the competency model. ”
“The Lastinger Center is pleased to have LoudCloud Systems as a partner,” said Don Pemberton, director of the Lastinger Center. “LoudCloud’s platform design, feature set, and willingness to customize its technology to support our needs is a perfect match for our Early Florida program.”
LoudCloud is a behavioral analytics based teaching and learning platform designed to deliver personalized pathways in education. The core framework, rooted in re-imagined LMS technology, simplifies course and content authoring using proprietary algorithms to inform and guide course progress. With innovations in collaborative, digital readers and task centricity, LoudCloud continues to grow business with prominent customers in both the higher education and K-12 sectors while providing platforms for institutions engaging in competency based learning solutions. For more information about LoudCloud Systems, please visit the company’s website. LoudCloud customers include, University of Florida-Lastinger Center, Bryan University, Career Education Corp. (CECO- NASDAQ), Grand Canyon University (LOPE-NASDAQ), The American College, Collin College, Laureate Education Inc., Jefferson County School District, Wissahickon School District, and Paraclete School District.
About the Lastinger Center for Learning:
The Lastinger Center for Learning is an education design-and-build shop. We harness the University of Florida’s extraordinary intellectual resources to partner with school districts, philanthropies, governmental entities and the private sector to create, field-test and disseminate innovations and models that transform teaching, improve learning and promote healthy child development.
Housed at the University Of Florida College Of Education, the Lastinger Center blends the latest research with effective practice to build award-winning learning systems and programs that boost teaching practice and advance student achievement.
Greg Harp, LoudCloud Systems Inc.