CORPORATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Cambium Learning Group | January 31, 2022
-Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of award-winning education technology and services for K-12 markets, today announced its “Remote First” work model, a progressive and responsive approach to remote work. Cambium's Remote First model provides the company’s employees with flexibility, giving most employees the opportunity to choose between fully remote work or a hybrid of remote and in-office work at one of Cambium's office locations. Cambium believes that continuing to allow its employees to determine where and how they work to effectively balance their work and personal lives will continue to support both the company’s goals and employees in the future.
Cambium’s purpose — its reason for being — is to tackle K-12 education’s biggest challenge: helping all teachers and students feel seen, valued and supported. This purpose also extends to the employees, making sure all feel seen, valued and supported. Employees will not be required to work in an office or resume business travel, and the added flexibility is focused on driving innovation, improving equity across the company, and putting people first.
“In response to the pandemic, most Cambium employees have adjusted to a fully remote working environment,” said John Campbell, CEO of Cambium Learning Group. “The transition to fully remote work has required each of us to adopt new ways of working and staying connected. We’re excited that our Remote First approach will provide a more inclusive model based on respect and trust that supports everyone to create a better work-life blend.”
Cambium's bookings are more than five times higher than 2017 bookings, nearing $1B in 2021. Since accelerating its transition to a remote workforce in March of 2020, Cambium has gone on to have its two most successful years to date in 2020 and 2021. This is just one example of how the company’s focus on its purpose — helping people feel seen, valued and supported — wasn't just the right thing to do, it was beneficial for business and employees.
As a result of the growth that the company has seen over the last 2 years, Cambium has invested in its existing talent and added nearly 400 new positions across the US, while looking to add more than 600 new positions in 2022. Cambium’s latest video, “Back to the Future,” highlights Cambium's legacy of impact and serves as a call to action for professionals wanting to join the edtech leader in addressing education’s most persistent challenges. Within Cambium’s Remote First approach, over 85% of Cambium's employees have the opportunity to work remotely.
“Our historic growth last year and throughout the pandemic, is a testament to our employees’ hard work and tenacious dedication to teachers and students. Giving our employees the flexibility to decide where and how they work best is not only what’s best for themselves and their families, but also helps us all produce our best work.”
Ashley Andersen Zantop, COO at Cambium Learning Group
By applying learnings from the start of the pandemic, and adopting a Remote First work model, Cambium has invested in ways to increase support for employee remote home offices. This includes a Remote First Home Office support benefit for expenses incurred so far and those expected in 2022, as well as an enhanced suite of health and welfare benefits including virtual mental wellness visits, enhanced leave packages and other remote-friendly offerings. Cambium’s commitment to a Remote First approach will focus on encouraging all employees and teams who can work remotely successfully to do so, while also providing office facilities for some in-office work and collaboration in select locations.
About Cambium Learning Group
Cambium Learning® Group is the education essentials company, providing award-winning education technology and services for K-12 markets. With an intentionally curated portfolio of respected global brands, Cambium serves as a leader in the education space, helping millions of educators and students feel more universally valued each and every day. In everything it does, the company focuses on the elements that are most essential to the success of education, delivering simpler, more certain solutions that make a meaningful difference right now. To learn more, visit www.cambiumlearning.com or follow Cambium on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Medium. The Cambium family of brands includes: Cambium Assessment, Lexia® Learning, Learning A-Z®, Voyager Sopris Learning®, ExploreLearning®, Time4Learning®, and Kurzweil Education®.
WeVideo | January 17, 2022
WeVideo today launched WeVideo Classroom, a cloud-based multimedia creation platform customized for educators to help drive student engagement and ignite deeper learning through the creative process. Developed in response to evolving education demands during an unprecedented year, WeVideo Classroom makes it easy for teachers to incorporate multimedia creation into more enriching daily lessons, further helping students to think critically, collaborate, and gain a deeper understanding of knowledge.
“Education has been extremely challenging for students and teachers as they’ve navigated remote, in-person, and hybrid learning environments. With this in mind, we developed WeVideo Classroom to make multimedia creation accessible to all students, while also better serving the everyday needs of schools. Simultaneously, the enhanced platform frees educators to focus on lesson planning and instruction, rather than tool management.”
Krishna Menon, CEO, WeVideo
Tailored specifically for the unique needs of education environments, WeVideo Classroom features intuitive organizational tools that allow teachers to easily create and assign multimedia projects, set up collaborative student groups, monitor progress, and share feedback. Whether educators are experienced WeVideo users or have no prior video knowledge, getting started with WeVideo Classroom is simple and takes only a few minutes to set up projects. Appropriate for students of all grade levels, WeVideo Classroom offers a simplified, real-time, collaborative video editor; a drag-and-drop timeline; and streamlined multimedia tools that empower students to flex creative muscles and demonstrate their understanding of concepts.
As educators have been forced to pivot and prioritize more flexible learning environments, WeVideo also introduced a new WeVideo for Schools Quick Recorder tool for everyday instructional needs. Built directly into the Chrome browser for easy use and accessibility, the Quick Recorder makes creating instructional videos a two-click task. Ideal for remote or hybrid learning environments, the tool allows teachers to record their screens for dynamic video lessons that can be shared as-is or plugged into WeVideo templates for an instantly polished and engaging classroom resource.
“One of the most important things in the field of education today is giving students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through creation, which offers students the ability to showcase their creativity and leverage their voices. However, the challenges of today’s classroom have made it difficult for teachers to provide opportunities for students to create, and most multimedia tools aren’t designed for education environments. WeVideo has responded to these challenges with a straightforward and simple-to-use platform tailored for students and learning that will ultimately lead to more positive classroom experiences, allowing teachers to spend more time teaching, students to spend more time creating, and both spending less time managing the platform,” said Andrew Fekete, Instructional Technology Specialist.
“WeVideo has done it again! They have pioneered new ways to make learning and teaching more engaging, and I love using WeVideo Classroom to make video creation simple for students and easy for teachers to assign projects and guide their students through the process. It’s an essential tool for all educators!” said Rhonda Jenkins, LMC Director, Kendall Elementary School.
WeVideo Classroom is available now across all platforms and devices, including Mac, PC, Google Chromebook, iOS, and Android, and educators can access the WeVideo for Schools Quick Recorder as a free Chrome plugin.
WeVideo is a powerful, easy to use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. With over 38 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is the first choice of businesses, consumers, educators and students, as well as being the video backbone for many third-party media solutions. WeVideo can be accessed from any computer or device: at school, home, work or on the go. Users can easily capture, edit, view and share videos for personal, social media, business or learning purposes with secure storage of their content in the cloud.
CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
Nuvepro | November 18, 2021
Nuvepro, the leader in Hands-On Labs solution, today announced that Times Professional Learning (TPL), an education initiative by The Times of India Group, has selected Nuvepro to provide the real-world practice environment to the TPL learners to enhance their digital skills.
TPL delivers learning solutions to early-career working professionals and enterprises. Specifically, TPL offers training solutions for the technology sector across a wide range of topics, from Basic Software training to Advanced topics in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. TPL will integrate Nuvepro Hands-On Labs with its learning program to give the unique and seamless experience of theory and practice on the same platform. This means that a TPL technical learner gets world-class learning content on new-age technologies and real-world lab environment to practice and solve problems.
TPL has trained thousands of learners across multiple technologies. Big Data and Deep Learning are some of their popular courses that require real-world practice labs to give the students real-life experience and make them industry-ready. The hands-on labs come with challenges and problem statements that sharpen the execution skill of the learners.
Varun Dhamija, Chief Strategy Officer at Times Professional Learning, said "The Hands-on Labs completes the circle of learning and makes our learners job-ready. The real-world challenges help our students to infinitely practice and hone their skills and become experts in the technology. The Hands-On Labs enable us to launch new courses and give lab access to the students within minutes without spending time on lab set up and configuration. So, in totality the combination of world class training program from TPL and real-world environments by Nuvepro, will equip the learners with the required skills and expertise to succeed in their professional lives."
"We are very excited for the TPL learners and customers, as they get a unique solution of theory and practice in the same box. We've experienced that the real-world environments and problem statements makes the learners a better choice for the industry employers as the quality of the theoretical and practical knowledge is unparalleled. The industry needs ready-to-hire digital skilled experts and pioneers like TPL have taken it as their mission to bridge the skill gap to make India the world's largest digital skill provider. We are excited to be part of that journey."
Giridhar, CEO, Nuvepro
About Times Professional Learning
Times Professional Learning (TPL) is an education initiative by The Times of India Group with an aim to revolutionize professional education in India. Times Professional Learning is strongly positioned to support India in realising its vision through a workforce whose employability skills are honed and made industry ready. TPL has partnered with some of the biggest names in education in India and in the world, including IIMs, XLRI, Wharton, MIT, Michigan State University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst to fulfil the aspirations of learners looking for world-class education. TPL has built robust infrastructure to make education accessible to learners in the mode they want – classroom or online / live interactive.
Nuvepro is the world's best hands-on labs provider to help tech learners create a real-world environment to practice for their learning and engineering needs. We make hands-on learning and real-world assessments possible. Millions of technology learners from Enterprises, Universities and TechEd platforms use Nuvepro Hands-on Labs to rapidly upskill and reskill by practicing on 1000+ preset and sandbox-like environments.