Dictionary.com | October 19, 2021
Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language educational resource, today announced the acquisition of top-rated learning management system Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients.
With more than 70 million monthly users and 5.5 billion word searches annually, Dictionary.com is the premier online dictionary, thesaurus, and education technology platform. The company's suite of educational products promotes learning for English language students, educators, and word lovers worldwide, providing access to millions of definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins as well as grammar coaching, virtual tutoring, writing activities, quizzes, and learning games.
Recently ranked among the top learning management systems by SoftwareWorld, Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
"I'm excited to see what Skillo can do with Dictionary.com behind us," said Andrew Colchagoff, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Skillo. "Dictionary.com's vision for superior learning experiences is perfectly aligned with Skillo's mission to provide the most intuitive platform to facilitate that learning. We look forward to building on our core capabilities as we enter this new phase."
The acquisition marks the next chapter for Dictionary.com as the company broadens its offerings for current users and expands its suite of tools for education and corporate learning. Recent additions to Dictionary.com's services include its Dictionary Academy and Grammar Coach™ in addition to its wealth of educational content across the site.
"Language and education are constantly evolving, and Dictionary.com is proud to lead the charge in creating the ultimate online learning experience. By leveraging the breadth of Dictionary.com's resources with the modern capabilities provided by platforms like Skillo, we will continue to create fun and engaging educational resources that grow with our customers."
Jennifer Stevees-Kiss, CEO of Dictionary.com
About Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy™, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people.
Thesaurus.com powers millions of writers every day with the world's largest and most trusted lists of synonyms and antonyms, plus expert grammar advice. Whether they're looking for the perfect word or utilizing Grammar Coach™ for help writing that essay, email, or school paper, writers trust Thesaurus.com to help them communicate.
Harris | November 03, 2021
Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, acquires Onefile Limited, a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider.
Onefile is a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform. Founder, Susanna Lawson, says, “UK apprenticeships and training qualifications span a huge range of occupations and sectors. We envision many avenues of growth for Onefile and look forward to learning from and being supported by Harris to expand our reach and offerings.”
Onefile joins Harris’ growing portfolio of business units in the UK, serving industries such as healthcare and public safety.
“We are excited about continuing the success that Onefile has already achieved. Susanna has entrusted Harris with her employees and products and she has found a forever home for her vision which we will take good care of,” adding, “Onefile fits in perfectly with our existing brands and opportunities for growth are abundant, and we’re excited for their future at Harris.”
Steve Hammond, Senior Executive Vice President of Onefile
For almost 20 years OneFile has pioneered EdTech, supporting over 1.2 million people to learn for their future. Onefile has a customer first approach investing in award-winning support teams as well as designing market leading SaaS products including an e-learning platform that's efficient, engaging and works with all apprenticeships, training and vocational qualifications. OneFile was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them well, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 160 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. We are a part of Constellation Software Inc., one of the world’s most active acquirers of VMS businesses.
PowerSchool Solutions | June 20, 2022
EPIC Charter Schools in Oklahoma, an emerging cloud-based software provider for K-12 education in North America, has completed the implementation of a variety of its solutions. Following the implementation, EPIC will be able to offer quality blended learning experiences.
“PowerSchool solutions have enabled us to build out formative assessments for gauging mastery of Oklahoma academic standards, thereby allowing us to quickly measure whether students need to be retaught or not. PowerSchool allows us to track important learning metrics so our teachers can provide real-time interventions when necessary, and helps administrators track where and how our students are progressing at all times. We’re excited to continue utilizing PowerSchool solutions to help quantify and propel our program’s educational capabilities.”
- Bart Banfield, Superintendent, EPIC Charter Schools
EPIC’s goal was to prepare digital solutions for the next school year and set up an edtech partnership that enables it to implement solutions within 90 days. PowerSchool fulfilled all these requirements and delivered a successful implementation.
“Through its utilization of PowerSchool solutions, EPIC Charter Schools continues to benefit from exceptional education technology to offer robust blended-learning curriculums for students. I’m proud of the results our team has continued bringing to EPIC Charter Schools and we look forward to helping EPIC achieve their educational goals moving forward.”
Maulik Datanwala, Chief Operating Officer, PowerSchool