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Cloud computing pushes into the classroom, but not without challenges
Cloud computing pushes into the classroom, but not without challenges
Peter Jordan, President & CEO of Knowledge Matters, was interviewed and quoted in this Ars Technica article.
"When you think about a traditional school workflow, it's not unlike that of a business: paper is generated and moved in a systematic way between the children and the teacher. Just as cloud computing has transformed workflows in business to make them more collaborative and mobile, that same type of change has been coming to schools. Children and teachers use the power of the cloud to collaborate while accessing, storing, and sharing content." Read the full article now
What Is DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge?
What Is DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge?
It can be confusing choosing just one of DECA’s 55 competitive events to participate in, however an event I definitely recommend would be DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge (VBC). The simulations allow you to use critical thinking to plan and strategize your own company with the fundamentals of business, marketing, finance, personal financial literacy, and hospitality and tourism. Read More

The competition is composed of two-25 day rounds, with a final, 15-20-minute competition at the International Career and Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., next April! Read the full article now
AHLEI partners with Knowledge Matters to Offer Industry-Recognized Certification
AHLEI partners with Knowledge Matters to Offer Industry-Recognized Certification
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) has signed an agreement with Knowledge Matters that will provide high school students who complete the Virtual Business Hotel Online simulation with an exemption from the 100-hour internship component of the industry-recognized Certification in Hospitality Tourism and Management (CHTMP). Students still need to pass both the Year 1 and Year 2 exams for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTMP) curriculum. Read More

"AHLEI is thrilled to be partnering with Knowledge Matters to better prepare our high school students for careers in the hospitality industry," said Shelly Weir, AHLEI’s vice president, domestic sales. “Our HTMP students will gain experience in all of the key roles in hospitality management through both the classroom-based AHLEI curriculum and the Knowledge Matters simulator. The partnership aligns perfectly with our objective to develop a strong pipeline of workers for this dynamic industry.”
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Encourages its Members to Develop Money Management Skills
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Encourages its Members to Develop Money Management Skills
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Encourages its Members to Develop Money Management Skills - The FBLA-PBL publication Jumpstart - Financial Smarts for Students recently highlighted Knowledge Matters’ annual FBLA Virtual Business Challenge.