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Barnes & Noble Education Announces Expanded Library of Digital Courseware in Criminal Justice

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes
& Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED)
, a leading provider of
educational products and services solutions for higher education and
K-12 institutions, today announced it has expanded its library of BNC
OER+
digital courseware to include 10 criminal justice courses.

Access to affordable learning materials remains a significant barrier to
student engagement in higher education. While instructors in many
academic disciplines have begun to adopt lower cost materials to support
student affordability, criminal justice professors have had fewer
high-quality, low-cost options available in their discipline, making
these materials more difficult to adopt.

Priced at $25 per student, BNC OER+, formerly known as LoudCloud
Courseware, blends open educational resources (“OER”) and originally
authored content with a full range of ancillary materials, such as
auto-graded practice problems, summative exams and homework activities.
The courseware is highly customizable, empowering faculty to easily
personalize their course material. Powered with analytics, the platform
also provides integrated insights, enabling both students and their
faculty to monitor performance and improve learning outcomes.

In talking with various faculty members, we recognized an increased
need for more low-cost, customizable content in the criminal justice
discipline, and felt it was important to expand our library of
courseware content to further drive affordability, accessibility and
achievement for these students and faculty,” said Sesha Bolisetty, Head
of Content Operations, BNED. “We look forward to partnering with
additional faculty members in the coming semesters to deliver these
engaging digital courses in the criminal justice field.”

According to a recent BNC OER+ user survey, more than 90 percent of
students found the courseware content to be helpful in understanding the
subject matter better. More than 85 percent of students felt the
courseware platform interface was easy to use.

BNC OER+ has been well-received among faculty members leveraging the
criminal justice material for their courses. Feedback includes:

  • I have utilized the BNC OER+ platform at Penn State Beaver for two
    semesters. My students have found the platform easy to access,
    engaging, and they love the affordability. They particularly enjoy the
    videos directly linked to their readings. As a professor, I am excited
    that I can tailor the material to my lectures and state specific
    laws, issues, and current events while having a strong foundation
    already established in the platform. This provides me the opportunity
    to increase engagement and, ultimately, retention.” – Jodi Ann
    Gill, Criminal Justice Instructor, Penn State Beaver
  • The Juvenile Delinquency course was developed by a team
    of experts who are actively teaching the subject and know firsthand
    the complexity of its themes in both the classroom and online
    settings. The course’s design is student-centered, explaining the
    factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency and the process that
    juveniles face once in the juvenile justice system, in a clear and
    concise way. The course also includes thought-provoking learning
    resources such as videos, discussion questions and assignments to help
    instructors meet the learning objectives of the course. This course is
    a great platform for both instructors and administrators looking to
    update their Criminal Justice courses offered at their institution.” – Glenda
    Torrealba, MCJ, Hillsborough Community College & Ana G. Mendez
    University
  • Being able to rely on a rich set of course materials to use as a
    starting point is tremendously helpful, especially for professors who
    are teaching a new topic for the first time or who teach a topic only
    occasionally. The Homeland Security course is a good example. It
    provides a baseline package that our adjuncts can ‘grab and go fast.’
    It also helps ensure that the course is consistent from semester to
    semester, and that it delivers the essential prerequisite baseline
    knowledge that is important for our more advanced courses. No matter
    who is teaching the course, we know the content will be right. BNED’s
    courses contain rich material that is relevant, visually appealing and
    easy to use.” — Dr. Daniel T. Murphy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Introduction to Criminal Law provides an excellent foundation for
    anyone interested in examining the topic. The reader is provided with
    the historical building blocks of criminal law and a tour through its
    development in the United States. Most importantly, the text provides
    an understanding of how individual criminal statutes are created,
    interpreted and applied. As a practitioner as well as an academic, I
    believe a student of criminal justice needs to understand how the
    criminal laws are actually applied by law enforcement and our federal
    and state courts. This text offers a balance between the theoretical
    approach and ‘real world’ impact of criminal law.” — Roger Wright,
    Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice

BNC OER+ criminal justice course offerings include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Homeland Security
  • Victimology
  • Police Function
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Introduction to Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Correction Institutions
  • Juvenile Delinquency

All courses are available now for immediate use and class adoptions.

To learn more about BNC OER+ or to request a demo, visit: www.bncoerplus.com
or contact Courseware@bnedloudcloud.com.

ABOUT BARNES & NOBLE EDUCATION, INC.

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED) is a leading
provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and
solutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS Textbook Exchange
segments, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,453 physical and virtual
bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and
faculty. Through its Digital Student Solutions segment, the Company
offers direct-to-student products and services that help students study
more effectively and improve academic performance, enabling them to gain
the valuable skills necessary to succeed after college. The Company also
operates one of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in
the United States. For more information please visit www.bned.com.

BNED companies include: Barnes
& Noble College Booksellers, LLC
, MBS
Textbook Exchange, LLC
, BNED
LoudCloud, LLC
, Student
Brands, LLC
, Promoversity,
LLC
, and PaperRater,
LLC
. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained
by visiting the Company’s corporate website: www.bned.com.

Contacts

Media:
Barnes & Noble Education
Carolyn J.
Brown
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications & Public
Affairs
(908) 991-2967
cbrown@bned.com

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Which CD is right for you? Continuous Deployment or Continuous Delivery? – Matt Beaney (AutoTrader UK) present the solution at TCE2019 Prague

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Software release expert will present a keynote session at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

If you search online, you will find that continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery are like vectors that have the same direction, but different magnitude. Their goal is the same: make our software development and release process faster and more robust.

The key difference between the three is in the scope of automation applied. What gets people who are new to the field confused is that they are not mutually exclusive, but include each other, like Russian dolls.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, you can hear more about the subject in a special keynote which will be presented by Matt Beaney, Service Transition at AutoTrader UK.

Matt has overseen Service Transition at AutoTrader UK for over 10 years, driving continual improvement of the release success rate from 85% to 99.8% and increasing the release rate from <600 to 15,000 per year. In Prague, he will tell you all about CD is right for you and your company.

REGISTER HERE to secure your seat!

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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National Access Cannabis Corp. Provides Sales Update for Retail Cannabis Operations Since Federal Legalization

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National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or “the Company”) (TSXV: META), Canada’slargest cannabis retailer1, today provided investors with a corporate and retail sales update. The Company is successfully executing on its growth strategy and has achieved over $50 million in retail sales since legalization, with cumulative gross margin in excess of 31%. The Company is targeting to have 40 operating stores by the end of calendar 2019.

“NAC is rapidly growing its store count and revenue,” said Mark Goliger, CEO of NAC. “We have been granted 10 licenses in Alberta since the ending of the moratorium on May 31st, and we expect positive movement with our licence applications in British Columbia. We now have 30 stores open, with another 5 stores licensed and in development.  We expect continued revenue momentum as we roll out improved and streamlined store designs to enhance customer experience. With the recent filing of our final base shelf prospectus to provide us with flexible access to capital, we are confident in our ability to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to continue our leadership position in Canadian cannabis retail.”

The Company’s current portfolio of 35 licensed locations is split as follows:

  • 25 NewLeaf Cannabis™ stores in Alberta
  • 9 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ stores in Manitoba
  • 1 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ store in Saskatchewan

The newest retail location opened August 20, 2019:
NewLeaf Cannabis – Falconridge
55 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

Previous announcements regarding NAC’s retail store expansion may be found through the following links:

August 8, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licence to Open a New Retail Cannabis Store in Alberta for a Total of 35 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada and New Store Opening Update

July 30, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 34 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 25, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 32 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 3, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 30 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

May 31, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Responds to the AGLC Lifting the Moratorium on Cannabis Retail Stores in Alberta

 

SOURCE National Access Cannabis Corp.

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The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Startups and SMEs panel discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners) at TCE2019 Prague

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Leading law expert and tech compliance advisor to moderate the AI-related panel discussion at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

The future is almost here and there are more and more talks about AI being a key part of our daily life. But, it seems we are not quite there yet as most of the services that are available are not the real independent AI which is feared by many doomsday preachers.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we have put together an artificial intelligence-related panel discussion which will highlight some of the most recent topics that are discussed in the sphere and can benefit many in the upcoming period.

The panel discussion will be joined by Andjela Todorovic (Software Engineering Intern at Cubic Corporation), Jiří Třečák (CEO at Supernova), Aleksander Kijek (Chief Product Officer at Nethone) and last but not least, Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird).

The futuristic thinking panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor at WH Partners.

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About Dr. Robert Skalina

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is financial services and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Robert graduated with an LLM cum laude from the London School of Economics. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He provides advice in English, Czech and Slovak.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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