Forward Learning, an educational services company based in Puerto Rico, is working with eThink Education to launch a new professional development platform to train educators across Puerto Rico in digital teaching and learning.
Forward Learning has been brought on by the Puerto Rico Department of Education to assist in a digital transformation initiative to make Puerto Rico’s education system more adaptable to current and future disruptions to traditional learning. Forward Learning chose to partner with eThink Education, Certified Premium Moodle™ Partner and 2019 Moodle™ North America Partner of the Year, to build a platform to train educators across Puerto Rico in online learning techniques and protocols using Moodle™, the world’s most widely used learning platform. The initiative will provide training and support to educators while enabling the school system in Puerto Rico to adapt to future natural disasters or pandemics by moving their teaching online, without compromising education quality.
The platform built, hosted, and supported by eThink will feature unique professional development learning plans designed by Forward Learning that will support a network of 28,000 teachers, directors, and support staff, ranging from Superintendents to Counselors. Currently, the site designed by eThink is seeing upwards of 20,000 concurrent users as teachers and staff prepare for the upcoming school year.
Additionally, Forward Learning is working alongside a leading hardware supplier, Computerlink, to put digital devices in the hands of teachers and students across Puerto Rico to make online learning a possibility for all students.
“This is a game changing project,” said Alexis Torres, President at Forward Learning. “This is an important project that will ensure students in Puerto Rico can continue to receive an effective education despite the major disruptions we have seen recently in the form of hurricanes, earthquakes, and the current global pandemic. Partnering with eThink’s team has helped us build this platform to fit our needs and has allowed us to fast track this initiative beyond what we could have accomplished on our own.”
“As a company that understands the true impact that online learning can have in making education more accessible for learners, we are excited to see the work that Forward Learning and the Puerto Rico Department of Education are doing to train educators on the many ways that digital learning can be utilized to support their students,” said Brian Carlson, CEO & Co-Founder of eThink Education. “We are proud to support this initiative by providing a platform that can provide teachers with the resources they need to offer their students continuous, high-quality education even in the face of potential disruptions.”
About Forward Learning
Forward Learning has over 25 years of experience integrating innovative teaching strategies with the use of technology to develop 21st century skills in students and teachers of public and private schools in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Spain. Currently, it provides services to over 38 public schools of the Department of Education, 23 private schools in Puerto Rico and 6 schools abroad. Forward Learning is the first and only educational services company in Puerto Rico accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools & Colleges, as a Learning Services Provider. For more information visit https://forwardlearning.com/, subscribe to FL’s YouTube channel and connect with FL on, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also call 787-764-2222 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About eThink Education
eThink Education provides a fully-managed eLearning solution including cloud hosting, implementation, integration, consultation, and management services for open-source Moodle™, Moodle™ Workplace, and Totara. Managed by experts, eThink’s total solution provides a dynamic and customizable platform to meet specific institutional and organizational needs for clients in various industries including Healthcare, Education, Nonprofit, Government, and Corporate. eThink also offers LMS and eLearning trainings through eThink Academy, as well as custom content solutions.
This press release was originally published on learningnews.com.