Rapid Intake's Collaborative eLearning Software Powers Robotics Instruction

Award-winning high school robotics team chooses innovative collaborative e-learning software to accelerate learning.

Online PR News – 15-December-2009 – – Provo, UT – Rapid Intake (http://www.rapidintake.com), a collaborative rapid e-learning software company, has donated their award-winning, web-based e-learning software, Unison, to Highland High School Robotics in Gilbert, Arizona for the purpose of creating online learning courses.

Using Rapid Intake’s e-learning software for computer-based training, teachers, mentors, and students can collaboratively create interactive Flash-based online courses for the rest of the team. Students and other team members can then access the training from anywhere at any time through the Internet.

The Rapid Intake donation provides an unlimited license to Highland High School Robotics for creating Flash-based lessons to train students on robotics technology. This interactive training on robotics concepts will allow students to compete against over 1400 teams in the FIRST Annual Robotics Championship.

“We only have 6 weeks to design the robot from the time we get the specifications. By creating robust online learning courses with Unison, students can quickly learn the necessary material through fun, interactive lessons.” said Diane Weightman, a mentor for the team. “Delivering the training online also allows us to accommodate the diverse schedules of the students and team members.”

The FIRST annual robot design competition attracts over 200,000 students in 50 countries. This highly competitive environment requires students to learn quickly in order to be competitive at the highest level. The Highland High School team has had success in the past and looks forward to training a new group of students for 2010.

“We are excited to assist the robotics team and help develop the technical skills of students who are the next generation of engineers.” said Garin Hess, Rapid Intake CEO. “The skills they learn as part of this competition will help them build the technologies of tomorrow.”

This donation is not part of Rapid Intake’s Academic eLearning Software Grant program. That program gives school an unlimited use of the software for six months and is applied for differently. Schools interested in applying for the Rapid Intake eLearning Software Grant can apply here:
http://www.rapidintake.com/academic/authoring-tools/rapid-intake-elearning-software-grant/

About FIRST®
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With the support of many of the world’s most well-known companies, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) for high-school students, FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) for children 9-14 years old, and Junior FIRST LEGO® League (Jr.FLL) for 6 to 9 year-olds.

About Rapid Intake:
Rapid Intake is the leader in rapid eLearning development and review. Creating online and computer-based lessons saves schools vital dollars, and broadens access to learning for both traditional and adult students. The powerful, flexible Rapid Intake toolset helps instructional designers and instructors collaboratively create Flash-based interactive courses, quizzes, games, and simulations built on proven learning patterns. Rapid Intake’s unmatched “UNLIMITED Program” backs its award-winning software with innovative licensing and its best-in-class customer support. Hundreds of companies and schools rely on Rapid Intake’s top-ranked technology and support to create more interactive and effective courses in less time. To learn more go to http://www.rapidintake.com.

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