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Vantage Learning Acquires DigitalSports

Ewing, NJ (PRWEB) August 10, 2009 -- Vantage Learning, a pioneer in providing Software as a Service (SaaS) to K12 schools and districts, today announced that it has acquired DigitalSports, the leading source of information about local high school sports and activities, and the provider to coaches and administrators of high quality tools to help them run their teams and programs, including LeagueMinder, Dufflebag, and DigitalSports 360°.

DigitalSports, LeagueMinder, and DigitalSports.com will remain operating brands and web properties of Vantage Learning, adding over 3,000 K-12 schools and clubs nationwide using Vantage programs to support district outcomes.

DigitalSports sites combine professional and user/fan-generated content submissions to provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of high school sports, from scores and statistics to videos of the winning play to inspirational stories of successful players and coaches.

LeagueMinder is a comprehensive and user-friendly web based athletic management tool that enables athletic directors to streamline scheduling, eliminate conflicts, and communicate instantly. With LeagueMinder, schedules, contracts, and eligibility forms are processed and exchanged automatically in a paperless environment. A notification system provides a communication component that saves time and eliminates phone tag. LeagueMinder simplifies the lives of athletic directors by centralizing the office in one location - but since that location is on the web, users have functionality and flexibility that truly distinguishes LeagueMinder as the premier athletic management service available.

"Without question, there is significant value that Vantage Learning can provide the existing subscribers to DigitalSports, and expand both the market coverage as well enhance the existing assets such as LeagueMinder," commented Bob Patrylak, President of Vantage Learning. Vantage has a strong history of serving the K-12 community of administrators, teachers, parents, and students. We are financially sound with no debt, no venture funding, and profitable since our founding. We were the first educational organization to develop, host, and manage a complete application for web-based delivery in 1998. We have now added athletic directors using DigitalSports, DigitalSports.com, and LeagueMinder to our base of users. Our newest customers should feel confident that we will be there for them in the future, and bring transformative technologies and solutions to their schools and districts. We look forward to serving this new audience in the future."

ABOUT VANTAGE LEARNING
A pioneer providing Software as a Service (SaaS), Vantage Learning is recognized as the leader in cost-effective online assessment and instructional programs for K-12 and higher education. Leveraging technology such as artificial intelligence, natural language understanding, and Web-based learning objects, Vantage provides educators with high-quality tools and resources that motivate students to learn and that create meaningful interactions between students, teachers, administrators, and parents.

Acknowledged by industry leaders as the gold standard for scoring quality, consistency, reliability, and scalability of automated essay scoring using the patented IntelliMetric® engine, Vantage Learning has received accolades ranging from the prestigious CODIE Award for best instructional technology to recognition by Eduventures as one of the eight most innovative educational technology companies.