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McGraw-Hill Education Joins Forces with Magna Publications to Launch the McGraw-Hill Learning Institute



   McGraw-Hill Education Joins Forces with Magna Publications to Launch the
                        McGraw-Hill Learning Institute

Institute to offer results-focused professional development programs that help
institutions and educators meet today's educational challenges

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the higher education landscape
continues to shift due to the increasing use of technology and the emergence
of new learning environments, learning institutions and their faculty are
challenged to both adapt to the new landscape and deliver ever-stronger
learning results. To help educators respond effectively to these challenges,
McGraw-Hill Education today announced the launch of McGraw-Hill Learning
Institute, a professional development program created to keep institutions and
instructors up-to-date on the latest education technologies and provide
guidance in determining which emerging technologies and best practices are
right for their needs. As part of the McGraw-Hill Learning Institute launch,
McGraw-Hill Education and Magna Publications today announced a new agreement
to jointly develop and offer professional development products and services to
educators and institutions.

While education technology promises to help instructors better achieve their
teaching and learning goals, technologies are emerging and evolving at a
tremendous pace, and it is challenging to know which technologies are right
for a specific instructor's or institution's needs. The McGraw-Hill Learning
Institute brings together faculty and thought leaders in education technology,
course development, and instructional effectiveness to share strategies,
ideas, and techniques for implementing instructional technology and
research-based approaches to teaching in the college classroom. The Learning
Institute designs and hosts faculty development experiences such as teaching
and learning symposia, workshops and webinars.

"We meet with thousands of faculty and institutions every year, and while the
people we speak with are excited about the changes taking place in education
and education technology, many are looking for guidance about what these
changes can mean in their specific setting," said Tom Malek, vice president,
McGraw-Hill Higher Education Learning Solutions. "Our goal in launching the
Learning Institute is to provide the guidance and exploratory environment
institutions and instructors need to develop personal familiarity and
engagement with new technologies and practices that promise to rejuvenate
instruction and deliver stronger learning results and outcomes. We're
especially excited to be able to deliver Magna Publications' industry-leading
materials and resources on our path to delivering a one-stop-shop for
professional development."

The Learning Institute offers best practice-based training in areas such as
teaching and learning in blended and online learning environments, flipped
classrooms, teaching with technology, administration of learning environments,
student engagement, course design and redesign, and assessments. The Learning
Institute can also work with institutions to develop customized curriculum
design and professional development resources and online or classroom-based
training to specifically meet the needs of their faculty.

For more than 40 years, Magna Publications has been supporting the
professional development of higher education faculty and staff through a broad
portfolio of high-quality products, including newsletters, online seminars,
online courses, and in-person conferences and workshops. During that time, the
company has worked with educators at more than 4,000 campuses both nationally
and internationally, giving it unique insight into the strategies and
processes that can affect how teachers teach and learners learn.

"Magna Publications is excited about the opportunities our partnership with
McGraw-Hill Education represents in terms of expanding the reach of our
products and services and what we will learn and develop together," said Bill
Haight, president, Magna Publications, Inc. "As a company, we are always
looking for ways better serve the higher education community and our inclusion
in the launch of the Learning Institute is the next step in our continued
evolution."

Through its Teaching Professor and Online Classroom newsletters to its 20
Minute Mentor programs to the Magna Commons, an on-demand cloud-based faculty
development site, Magna Publications offers institutions a range of products
dedicated to proven strategies for creating a better learning environment. As
a result of the new partnership with McGraw-Hill Education, Magna
Publications' library of resources will be made available through the
McGraw-Hill Learning Institute.

About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more
than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve
learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive
education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized
learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that
awaits. The Company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe,
the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available
in more than 60 languages. For additional information,
visit www.mheducation.com.

About Magna Publications
Since 1972 the higher education community has turned to Magna Publications for
its timely, high-quality, professional development resources. Today the
company's growing portfolio of award-winning newsletters, online seminars,
online courses, and in-person conferences and workshops represent some of the
most trusted names in higher education, including The Teaching Professor,
Online Classroom, Faculty Focus, and the 20 Minute Mentor. The company is
based in Madison, Wis. For more information, visit http://www.magnapubs.com/.

Contact:
Brian Belardi
McGraw-Hill Education
212-904-4827
brian_belardi@mcgraw-hill.com

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education

Website: http://www.mheducation.com
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