Hands-On Learning Earns Quality Matters Certification

Distance Learning Technology and Consulting Company Delivers Three Distinct Solutions Sets to Meet Diverse Needs of Institutions

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DENVER, July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hands-On Learning (HOL) is pleased to announce it has earned the first and only science lab content certification by Quality Matters (QM). HOL is a distance learning technology and consulting company providing innovative STEM solutions to align higher education with private industry for effective workforce development. HOL delivers the only product on the market that combines a cloud-based learning platform, modern teaching theories and the essential hands-on science component to build STEM competencies in higher education and today's workforce.

A leader in quality assurance for online education, QM has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM's rigorous standards evaluate diversity in student assessments, comprehensiveness in instructional materials, amount and quality of student engagement and intuitive, accessible technology.

"We're honored to be recognized as the industry leader by a well-respected authority in the field," said John Miller, Chief Operating Officer at HOL. "HOL's distance learning solutions provide higher education institutions the opportunity to provide today's generation with the hands-on experience and skills required to best develop the workforce."

HOL's industry-recognized model is built upon the principle of blending hands-on experimentation with cutting-edge technology to yield a powerful yet flexible educational experience. To meet the increasingly diverse needs of institutions, HOL offers three product lines with more than 500 lab experiences covering all major science disciplines. Each product line allows the experience to be tailored to students and instructors, and features laboratory-grade equipment and materials for a hands-on learning environment. All coursework is guided by well-defined learning objectives that follow a Bloom's taxonomy progression, assisting with student development of higher order thinking skills. The cloud-based digital learning platform provides for anywhere, anytime learning, allowing for higher education institutions to reach more students and provide superior instruction.

LabBridge Solutions, HOL's premier solution set, boosts instructor and student interaction via rich, engaging technology. The product's digital features also provide meaningful analytics, empowering instructors to instantaneously deliver content and track progress. LabPaq, HOL's deluxe solution set, delivers a customizable curriculum with the flexibility to configure a set of experiments to meet course-level learning objectives. STEMpaq, HOL's most recent addition, serves as the solution for the economically minded institution, satisfying the fundamental laboratory competencies required for general education.

About Hands-On Learning

Hands-On Learning (HOL) is a distance learning technology and consulting company providing innovative STEM solutions to align higher education and private industry for effective workforce development. Headquartered in Denver, Colo., HOL leads the industry in providing best-in-class solutions for distance learning laboratory experiences for STEM education. HOL's innovative distance learning technology, together with HOL Consulting Services, advance the potential for learning outcomes in STEM disciplines and address the gap in a qualified workforce for STEM industries. For additional information, visit www.holscience.com.

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