Identity Automation | June 21, 2022
Digital identity platform focused on education, Identity Automation, announced a partnership with PIXM, a premier AI-based cybersecurity platform to launch PhishIDTM, a smart anti-phishing, integrated solution that seamlessly meshes with Automation’s Rapid Identity IAM platform.
"We are pleased to work with a fellow innovator such asPIXMto provide the latest protections and efficiencies schools need today. APIXM-Identity Automation partnership is a great example of working together to empower and secure educators with the newest measures of protection they need to maximize learning time and minimize distractions or delays from dangerous threats such as phishing."
- Jim Harold, Identity Automation CEO
The platform will offer an added layer of security against the threats of takeovers and identity theft. The PhishID solution will enable educational institutions to combine the identity management and authentication they use under one umbrella with point-of-click phishing protection by PIXM’s
"Educators and learners shouldn't have to worry about phishing attempts. Partnering with Identity Automation provides an additional layer of protection to keep their information secure. Our AI-based technology identifies phishing attempts designed to bypass security measures and blocks users before they can enter their credentials."
- Chris Cleveland, Founder and CEO of PIXM
The Exelon Foundation | May 31, 2022
The Exelon Foundation surprised nine female STEM students and graduates of the Exelon STEM Leadership Academy with full-ride college scholarships of about $1 million.
“We want to ensure these outstanding young women the opportunity and financial flexibility to study at the college of their choice. It’s not just a scholarship, but, hopefully, a path to future leadership at Exelon.”
- Paula Conrad, vice president of Corporate Relations for Exelon
Following are the STEM Leadership Academy Scholarship recipients of 2022:
STEM Academy Baltimore and DC
Allegre Oledibe, Springdale, Md. (General Engineering, Virginia Tech)
Micaela Venyo, Belcamp, Md. (Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech)
Tahreem Rana, Baltimore, Md. (Computer Science, University Maryland Baltimore County)
STEM Academy Chicago
Nicole Constante, Chicago, Ill. (Engineering Management, University of Illinois Chicago)
XiuYi Tan, Chicago, Ill. (Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Aditi Bhatt, Chicago, Ill. (Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
STEM Academy Philadelphia
Aliyana Banner, Yardley, Pa. (Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University)
Maitri Patel, Philadelphia, Pa. (Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor)
Emily Curran, Jamison, Pa. (Computer Engineering, Villanova University)
FocalPoint Education | July 06, 2022
Today FocalPoint Education, (focalpoint.education) a successful edtech innovation firm announced their new strategic partnership with ClassLink, (classlink.com) a leader in single sign-on, class rostering, learning resource analytics, and account provisioning solutions. The new partnership provides greater access to FocalPoint’s LearningTree AI-empowered adaptive learning LMS through ClassLink’s App Library, extending FocalPoint’s wide SSO (single sign-on) capabilities to an even larger spectrum of solutions. ClassLink’s customers will see FocalPoint’s SSO tile to click for easier access, the same as FocalPoint’s existing clients do today.
“This is exciting stuff. “LearningTree uses xAPI data and AI to create true adaptive learning pathways based on each students’ proficiencies. Our ClassLink partnership furthers our strategy to provide education and strategic content partners the full spectrum of FocalPoint’s solutions seamlessly.”
Kiran Athota, CEO of FocalPoint Education
The LearningTree solution is used extensively by both education agencies and strategic partners. It represents a complete re-thinking of the underlying technology used in most e-learning LMS and assessment platforms. The LearningTree technology represents an extraordinary advance in learning experiences, replacing a traditional architecture that originated in the 1990s when the LMS was invented to manage the distribution of curriculum. "Newer LMS solutions show significant evolution and improvement, yet they are built on an old foundation," says Randall Dennis, FocalPoint's Chief Strategy Officer. “The old foundations are ‘long in the tooth’ and struggle to sustain the needs of education in a post pandemic reality. Kiran Athota and LearningTree helps partners build a fresher, stronger foundation.”
ABOUT FOCALPOINT EDUCATION
FocalPoint Education is a metro-Atlanta based firm with extensive experience in educational technology innovations. FocalPoint has successfully deployed bespoke enterprise statewide solutions for Georgia, Rhode Island, Maine and North Dakota, as well as school districts in 14 states. FocalPoint provides their innovative xAPI (Xperience API) platform as a service (PaaS) to education organizations to measure and manage teaching and learning. The platform includes LearningTree (an Adaptive Learning LMS leveraging next-gen AI technology), LENS (learning analytics with a recommendations engine and data warehousing), AssessCloud (a solution allowing educators to develop and manage assessments), and Backpack (a blockchain-enabled credentialing portfolio maintaining credentials for life). FocalPoint’s solutions deliver advanced learning analytics to drive student engagement, match digital resources with targeted student needs and support data-driven, personalized learning. All FocalPoint solutions seamlessly integrate with countless third-party edtech solutions.
ClassLink is a global education provider of access and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 17 million students and staff in over 2,200 school systems.