Ellucian | April 13, 2022
On April 12th premier education technology solutions provider, Ellucian, announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with PowerSchool, a leader in cloud-based K-12 education software. Both the companies aim to join hands to enable students to get access to better career and education support from kindergarten to college.
The partnership will allow Ellucian to integrate its Experience Platform with PowerSchool’s PeopleAdmin faculty management, talent management, and interoperability products for higher education.
"Building on a strong relationship with PowerSchool, our enhanced collaboration brings together the leading technology solutions providers in K-12 and higher education. Together with PowerSchool, Ellucian will gain greater insight into drivers of student success. As a result, we'll be able to help our higher education customers develop programs that align with student interests and needs, and we can explore new solutions to support evolving career and education pathways and long-term learning."
-Laura Ipsen, President and CEO, Ellucian
"We are excited to take this next step in our relationship with Ellucian. At PowerSchool, our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their own way. Through our collaboration with Ellucian, we can help ensure students' experiences within the K-12 ecosystem are reflected on in a way that best helps prepare and support them in college, careers, and life."
-Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool
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From The Future | August 20, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new need for virtual learning. CEO of From the Future, Mike Christian, has written an educational eBook about the solutions and benefits that Virtual Reality can provide to students and educators. Christian goes into detail about the potential impact of immersive learning from the digitization of formal approaches to education, such as learning by doing, to gifting students and instructors with virtual superpowers.
How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionize Training and Education was written from a futurist's perspective. Christian draws on decades of experience creating virtual worlds and developing VR applications for training, therapy, and rehabilitation to clearly communicate the potential of this new medium. You will not only learn how VR will enhance training and education but also how it might hold the key to developing heightened intelligence.
"It takes quite a while, and quite a lot of iterations to create a mental model when you are trying to learn," says author and CEO Mike Christian. "In virtual reality, all of that is done for you. Education that takes weeks could take days, education that takes days could take hours, or even minutes."
According to Pew Research Center, the amount of individuals that were working from home before the COVID-19 outbreak was approximately 20%. That metric is now at 70%, with 36% of them reporting that they are choosing to not return to their place of work. This ever evolving environment around employment is just one example of why this eBook has become an invaluable tool.
About From The Future
From the Future creates custom, next generation VR applications with unlimited possibilities for sales, training, education, therapy, and more. FTF is a leader in developing highly engaging and interactive virtual reality software, and has been creating virtual environments for decades. Their latest experience is the DRIVE (Distributed Real-time Interactive Virtual Environment) platform and the Hololab Training system designed to deliver revolutionary efficiency and effectiveness in learning.
TeachFX | April 27, 2022
Leading learning technology provider TeachFX announced the expansion of its learning dynamics ecosystem. This will help educators and teachers access actionable insights into their learning outcomes and instructional patterns.
“Decades of research shows that students need to talk to learn. And that the students who benefit the most from opportunities to participate orally – those among historically marginalized populations – consistently get the least opportunity to do so. We’re proud to expand our mission to the online learning experience with these powerful new partnerships. Online learning providers like Cignition, Third Space Learning and Sora Schools can now see clearly what gets students talking about the ideas in their classes, empowering them to improve learning outcomes for all of our students.”
-Jamie Poskin, co-founder and CEO of TeachFX
Premier math tutoring platform Cignition, math tutoring provider Third Space Learning, and virtual school Sora Schools, are currently partnering with TeachFX to empower their learning experience.