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Michigan Virtual to receive TechSmith software through grant program

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TechSmith Corp., a Michigan-based company and the world’s leading provider of screen capture and screen recording solutions, awarded 339 Michigan schools, and Michigan Virtual, more than $2.3 million in multimedia software through the TechSmith Michigan K-12 Software Grant Program.

Michigan Virtual plans to deploy Camtasia Relay, the TechSmith lecture capture solution, to deliver content to their network of more than 560 local and intermediate school districts and nonpublic schools with more than 70,000 online course enrollments. President and CEO Jamey Fitzpatrick said the software will help demonstrate how Michigan Virtual is applying innovative teaching and learning strategies in its online courses.

“We believe Camtasia Relay will help our instructors further increase their presence in the online classroom, allowing them to create short, just-in-time, screen recordings meant to provide commentary, feedback and guidance to students as a group or individually,” Fitzpatrick said. “Challenging assignments, student performance and general announcements can be delivered quickly and easily, helping the students, parents, teachers and school staff who use our resources.”

About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

About TechSmith

Founded in 1987, TechSmith Corporation provides practical business and academic software products that can dramatically change how people communicate and collaborate. TechSmith enables users to work more effectively wherever they may be and ensures that the process of creating, sharing and collaborating around content is simple and intuitive so that others can learn from their knowledge.

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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