December 10 2013

WITS Receives Canadian Institutes for Health Research Partnership Award

Written by Nimritta Parmar

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Moodle-based Bullying Prevention Training Hosted on Lambda Solutions Servers

Vancouver, Canada – Lambda Solutions congratulates the Victoria-based WITS program on their receipt of a CIHR Partnership Award for 2013. The WITS program–delivered through Moodle LMS–teaches children in primary schools victimization prevention and they host their training programs on Lambda’s managed hosting service.

“One of the criteria for the award is that the project demonstrates results that would not have been achieved by individual partners acting alone,” said Kathreen Riel curriculum specialist with WITS. “Our managed hosting arrangement with Lambda Solutions allows us to offer four open online training programs — the WITS Teacher Accreditation Program, WITS Training Program for Community Leaders, Programme de certification des enseignants, and Programme de formation des leaders communautaires.  These programs allow more schools and communities to get on board with the program faster.”

WITS Programs have spread to more than 400 schools across Canada, the United States, and as far away as South Africa, earning endorsements from several authors and organizations. The programs provide free resources, such as lesson plans, online training and posters, to help teachers and community leaders incorporate WITS into their interactions with students.

“We are thrilled that WITS has been a successful program, running their learning management system on our hosting platform.” said Shevy Levy, CEO of Lambda Solutions. “Bullying is unacceptable in any form and we are proud to be a technical support to a program that teaches kids how to recognize and respond to victimization in all its forms.”

About Lambda Solutions

Founded in 2002, Lambda Solutions provides a full range of services for the leading, open source Moodle and Totara Learning Management Systems. Lambda works with both institutional and corporate clients to help them achieve better learning outcomes and increase the value of their human capital. More than half a million people learn everyday on our managed hosting platforms. Focused on healthcare, education and government, we provide systems integration, customization, training and support to enterprise-class customers, including Four Seasons Hotels, CGI, Rutgers University, and the Canadian International Development Agency. Lambda is a Moodle certified services partner and a Totara gold partner. The company has offices in Canada and the United States.

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