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Two Industry Leaders Join CourseWeaver’s Advisory Board

July 24, 2015

East Lansing, MI – CourseWeaver, an educational software company based out of East Lansing, MI has announced today that Christine Griftner, an accomplished leader in educational technology and Brian Polowniak, a prominent leader in business, have joined CourseWeaver’s advisory board. The two bring with them a diverse wealth of insight and experience with more than a combined total of 50+ years in industry.

“Both Christine and Brian bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from their respective industries that provide both strategic value and guidance to CourseWeaver. We’re excited to have them on our advisory board and look forward to the insight they’ll bring to the team.” CourseWeaver CEO, Rob Fulk.

Christine Griftner

Christine Griftner is a third generation educator; starting her career as a tenured elementary classroom teacher in Illinois and returning to school to complete a Masters in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University after 20+ years in the Ed Tech industry. Her industry experience includes regional, national and global positions at Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer, Jostens Learning, IBM and Xerox. She has held sales, marketing, channel & business development positions

As an industry consultant, Christine worked on a wide range of projects & product development; from conference planning with SIIA, to client support of SaaS enterprise products, and market tools such as her collaboration with SRI in the development of the US DOE ‘School 2.0 etoolkit’. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, ISTE, and ASCD; along with these, she served elected terms on the CoSN & SIIA education boards.

Christine Griftner

“The K-12 landscape has been littered with solutions that are intended to aid classroom instruction; support personalized learning, assess and uncover specific learning objectives aligned to mandates, and assist teachers with more effective resources. There is a need for a solution that brings authoring, resources and collaboration together, I believe that CourseWeaver is building that solution within a dynamic community.” Christine Griftner

Brian Polowniak

For over 20 years, Brian Polowniak has been President and CEO of Solution Strategies, Inc., a global consulting firm that helps companies grow their businesses, craft business plans, develop sales strategies, build specific market strategies, recommend investment direction, and manage executive relationships. Brian’s sales analysis and structured business processes allow clients to realize an immediate impact on the sales team productivity, global customer development, and significant profit improvement. He is an expert in business and relationship strategy development and market segmentation.

Brian Polowniak

“The foundational ideas behind CourseWeaver have the potential to change the game in education and I’m excited to be a part of it. The team knows what they’re doing and have the work ethic to get it done.” Brian Polowniak

CourseWeaver Platform

CourseWeaver’s next-generation learning platform combines the features of Learning/Course Management Systems (LMS/CMS) with adaptive assessment tools, powerful data analytics, OERs/MOOCs, publisher e-books, e-course packs and an integrated global content marketplace. CW’s vision is for the content to be completely integrated into its platform, pushing past the boundaries of simple e-book/e-coursepack initiatives.

The global marketplace allows independent authors, educators and instructors to author, publish and sell educational content alongside commercial publishers and open-source materials; empowering instructors to share, sell and use the best resources available globally. The system includes powerful tools that permit educators to easily create blended or flipped classrooms and completely personalized learning environments.

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CourseWeaver® is an educational software company with a mission to provide educators with flexible, powerful tools that free teachers to teach. The next-generation CourseWeaver platform is disrupting the “educational delivery chain,” from content publishers and content creation software, to LMS/CMS platforms and online learning tools. The next-generation design merges all of these isolated industries with one, seamless learning platform. Learn more about CourseWeaver at www.courseweaver.com