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Oncology Nursing Society Selects Schoology to Enhance the Continuing Education of Its Members

Leading Collaborative Learning Platform Helps Advance the Professional Growth of Nurses Through Its Online Engagement Tools and Professional Resources That Create a Better Learning Experience

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Schoology, the leading cloud-based, collaborative learning platform for K-20 classrooms, today announced that the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has selected the Schoology platform as its preferred Learning Management System (LMS). As a professional association dedicated to providing excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care, ONS will use Schoology to connect its membership base of 35,000 professionals to its latest research, training, and continuing education resources. The society's new LMS platform will benefit staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, case managers, educators, researchers, consultants and other healthcare professionals.

To keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare and regulatory landscape, ONS offers its members a variety of useful professional services and continuing education coursework. Nearly 60 percent of the ONS member base is enrolled in these courses through its online programs and the ONS University. ONS has been recognized for its strong commitment to education integrity and for its use of technology to advance the scientific base of nursing. It sought a collaborative learning partner to uphold these core values while providing the technology that enables members to stay organized, get involved in their topics of interest, and interact with others who share similar interests.

Schoology was selected based on its stellar reputation, robust product features, and user-friendly Application Programming Interface (API), which allows ONS to customize, integrate and extend features and functionality in Schoology with existing systems to provide its members with a powerful and seamless online learning experience.

"We were impressed with the flexibility and intuitiveness of the Schoology platform, as well as its commitment to the user experience," said Michele Galioto, RN, MSN, ONS director of education. "Many of our members are full-time professionals who need quick and easy access to premium educational resources in an environment that meets their busy schedules, offering streamlined navigation and interactivity. Schoology's depth of capabilities, ease-of-use, and platform scalability was a perfect fit for ONS."

ONS joins nearly two million users at more than 30,000 progressive schools, districts and professional organizations to use Schoology to improve communication and collaboration inside and outside of the classroom by socially connecting educators, students, and peers. The Schoology platform bundles online learning, classroom management, and social networking into a single, secure platform that improves the learning lives of students and helps educators manage their workloads, monitor classroom performance and teach better.

"We designed the Schoology platform to be intuitive for the faculty and students of all classroom structures and learning environments," said Jeremy Friedman, CEO of Schoology. "Our work with ONS is a great example of Schoology's universal utility and appeal to educators, students and administrators. We are proud to be working with ONS and are grateful to be a part of their commitment to continued education in nursing."

About the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.

About Schoology
New York City-based Schoology is the developer of a K-20 collaborative learning platform that incorporates online learning, classroom management and social networking in one platform. The cloud-based solution is available as both a free, stand-alone product and as a fee-based, integrated enterprise-class solution for schools and districts. Schoology integrates seamlessly with existing school/district technologies to create a single, scalable interface where educators can teach, assess, administer and analyze student progress. Schoology has transformed how educators communicate and collaborate with students, parents and peers. The platform expands the educator's support and resource network by enabling meaningful academic collaboration through the sharing of best practices and digital content via school-to-school networking and an easy-to-access centralized resource library. For more information visit schoology.com or follow the company on Twitter @schoology.

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