Grantham University Implements New Web-based Learning Software

Online University Offers the Best Possible Teaching and Learning Experience with ANGEL Learning Management Suite

Kansas City, MO — January 13, 2009 — Grantham University (www.grantham.edu), an online university, announced that on January 14, 2009, it will implement the ANGEL Learning Management Suite (LMS). ANGEL is a Web-based learning platform that allows faculty and students to interact and collaborate within their course work and academic programs. For the last three consecutive years, ANGEL has been a finalist for the “Best Postsecondary Learning Management Solution” at the CODiE Awards, sponsored by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). ANGEL won the award, which recognizes “outstanding achievement and vision in education technology,” in both 2006 and 2007.

“The addition of ANGEL will significantly improve interaction between our students and faculty,” said Mark Eaton, Ph.D., director of academic technology at Grantham University. “It also provides emerging Web 2.0 capabilities like wikis, blogs, podcasts and social networking that will greatly enhance our students’ learning experience.”

With the new ANGEL software, Grantham University will gain a better perspective of academic performance through course-related metrics. It allows academics to measure and track student performance for course completion as well as the achievement of programmatic and institutional goals and course learning outcomes.

“With ANGEL, Grantham will be positioned to proactively facilitate student success and drive toward better outcomes in its academic programs,” adds Eaton. “Our student experience will improve dramatically through the addition of innovative tools that connect and engage. Just like Grantham’s previous LMS, ANGEL is a Web-based application, so students and faculty can continue to access their learning environment from anywhere in the world.”

Grantham University offers undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Business Management, General Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Computer Science and Engineering Technology, as well as graduate degree programs in Business Administration, Project Management, Information Management and Information Technology. Grantham’s degree programs are flexible and 100 percent online, allowing students to complete their coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules.