edx | December 15, 2020
edX is pleased to introduce Online Campus Essentials, a free learning solution designed to meet the needs of colleges and universities that are facing resource and technology constraints in the wake of COVID-19. Many higher education institutions are experiencing ongoing impacts on teaching and learning, and this turnkey solution can assist in implementing blended and online learning. Online Campus Essentials is available for free to any accredited institution and allows their students to enroll through the end of July 2021. Online Campus Essentials provides access to the core resources of edX: a robust active learning platform, high-quality content from leading universities and companies, and superior administrative and student experiences. Online Campus Essentials provides: The foundational components - courses, tools, and data - that higher education institutions can leverage and use to introduce online learning and its resources to their campus.
Bark Technologies | September 06, 2021
Online safety company Bark Technologies today announced the addition of Microsoft Teams to the list of platforms it monitors at schools nationwide. Bark is the latest company to offer this level of protection on the popular Teams platform.
Currently, Bark monitors more than 30 of today's most popular social media platforms and apps, as well as text messages, chats, emails, and Microsoft OneDrive files. Bark also monitors images, text within images, audio, and video that can be attached to Teams channels and chat messages as part of its suite of safety solutions. The addition of Teams monitoring in schools reinforces Bark's commitment to protecting more than 5.6 million children across the U.S.
Throughout the pandemic, Teams has been one of the most heavily relied-upon platforms for educational institutions, growing exponentially as schools switched to distance and hybrid learning. Even as students return to the classroom this fall, more than 230,000 educational institutions rely on Teams to communicate and collaborate online.
Using highly sophisticated AI, Bark detects and alerts families of concerning behaviors in a variety of categories, including cyberbullying, depression, suicidal ideation, violence, and online predation. Throughout the challenging months of 2020 — the hardest year for families in recent memory — Bark analyzed more than 2 billion online activities from teens and tweens across the U.S., noting a significant uptick in behaviors including self-harm and suicidal ideation. Kids faced a pandemic, social unrest, and virtual learning, and through it all, they relied heavily on online communication to stay connected with family and friends.
"With more than 100 million students currently using Microsoft Teams, there has never been a greater need to ensure their safety when communicating and collaborating on school platforms," said Brian Bason, CEO of Bark. "We are thrilled to add this extra layer of protection by adding Bark's monitoring services to Teams."
"We're happy to see companies like Bark joining the Microsoft Teams ecosystem and adding value by integrating their safety solutions with Teams Graph APIs," said
Yaron Hezroni, principal program manager for Teams Ecosystem at Microsoft. "The added safety measures Bark brings to Teams helps ensure that students are protected and in the best position to succeed."
Bark helps families manage and protect their children's digital lives. The award-winning service monitors 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms for signs of issues like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, online predators, threats of violence, and more. Bark's web filtering and screen time management tools empower families to set healthy limits around the websites and apps their kids can access and when they can visit them.
Amesite | October 21, 2021
Amesite Inc., the leading artificial intelligence software company offering a cloud-based learning platform and content creation services for business, university, non-profit and government agency learning and upskilling, announced today the launch of version 4.0 of its A.I.-driven online learning platform.
"The latest version of our best-in-class online learning platform enables our customers to launch Learning Community Environment™ systems with industry-leading speed and ease. n just 24 hours from signup, organizations can deliver learning entirely at the pace that each learner needs, with artificial intelligence that makes each course unique and up-to-date."
Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, founder and CEO of Amesite
Version 4.0 of the Amesite online learning platform includes multiple feature and service enhancements for both customers and their users.
Enterprise customers now have a guaranteed 24-hour launch time with a new streamlined user onboarding process that includes automated first-time logins for users. Organizations now have access to utilize user data through optional streamlined single sign-on and integrated user enterprise identities through Microsoft Directory.
Additionally, a new global dashboard enables enterprise customers to see learner status by region, job class, skills readiness/grades, and other optional categories, with the opportunity to integrate skills readiness/grades from other platforms and legacy databases.
Dr. Sastry added, "Management of data, one of the most difficult tasks for learning and development professionals, is now effortless, with tracking of learner status across the organization and the capability to integrate data from other platforms, including legacy data."
User experience upgrades in version 4.0 include new, completely flexible user journeys that enable each learner to work at their own pace with flexible livestream display modes that enable seamless lecture, discussion, and group work.
The workplace training industry was valued at approximately $165 billion in 2020, according to Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data.
About Amesite Inc.
Amesite is an ed-tech, SaaS company with the most advanced artificial intelligence driven online learning platform in the industry, providing both content creation and a best-in-class infrastructure for the multi-billion-dollar online learning markets in business and education.