ONLINE EDUCATION

Beacon Education Announces Partnership with University of Arizona College of Law

Beacon Education | February 22, 2022

Beacon Education, the largest provider of online graduate degrees to China, is proud to announce its newest partner, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and the introduction of China's first online Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degrees directly enrolling online cohorts of Chinese working professionals.

Beacon's comprehensive services and technology suite will provide fully localized capabilities for University of Arizona Law in China including marketing, recruitment, instructional design, delivery, technology, and student support to deliver both first-in-class and best-in-class educational experiences and outcomes for talented working professionals in China seeking LLM and MLS degrees.

"University of Arizona Law has a history of developing key partnerships with top-tier universities in China to deliver our BA/Law degree and to recruit students to pursue our LLM and JD degrees in Tucson," said University of Arizona Law Dean Marc Miller, who views the partnership as a natural progression of the college's commitment to delivering accessible, high quality education in China."We have been at the forefront of online legal education—years before the pandemic—and believe Beacon Education is the perfect partner to recruit exceptional legal professionals who want to expand their understanding of U.S. and international legal studies."

"The need for international legal education in China is expanding; companies and individuals are seeking to better understand the complexities and best practices of international law. University of Arizona Law's programs are perfectly designed to meet those needs and fill that gap."

Michael Wang, CEO of Beacon Education

ABOUT THE JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the first law school in the U.S. where you can earn a degree at any stage of your education, from undergraduate through doctoral. Because of our influential and accessible faculty, supportive student community, and home at one of the nation's top research universities, we are uniquely poised to prepare you for success. law.arizona.edu.

ABOUT BEACON EDUCATION
Beacon is China's largest provider of online master's degrees, partnering with the world's leading universities to deliver a broad range of programs and resources. Our 35+ programs across 18+ university partners are transforming digital education in China. Beacon is proud to empower Chinese learners to achieve their goals.

Spotlight

PLC stands for professional learning community. This community is compiled of educators who come together on a regular basis to learn and grow. They share expertise and collaborate to improve student learning.

Spotlight

PLC stands for professional learning community. This community is compiled of educators who come together on a regular basis to learn and grow. They share expertise and collaborate to improve student learning.

Related News

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Lakeshore IT and Splashtop Partner to Bring Secure Remote Ed Tech Solutions to IT Teams Supporting K-12 Schools

Splashtop Inc. | January 18, 2022

Lakeshore IT Solutions, a consultative IT reseller serving K-12 schools, and Splashtop, a leader in secure remote access and support software, today announced a partnership. Together, they will provide high-performance technology solutions to strategic educational institutions that are investing in the future of classrooms. Splashtop’s secure cloud and on-premise solutions enable school districts to shift effortlessly in and out of remote learning modes without overwhelming IT operations. IT teams can manage remote access to virtual machines and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) seamlessly from the same application. Faculty can securely access school computers from a range of devices and operating systems. When support is required, help desk teams can swiftly troubleshoot on-demand from anywhere, allowing schools to adapt and acclimate to change without disrupting classrooms. "We are proud to partner with Splashtop and to recommend their high-performance education technology for IT help desk support, work from home enablement, and classroom cloud,” said Rian Yablun, President at Lakeshore IT Solutions. “Their solutions are a great fit for a majority of our K-12 clients, and the feedback we have received is outstanding.” Splashtop for Education enhances learning by providing an in-person experience that helps students reach their full potential, whether in-classroom or accessing the resources they need after hours. Students can use lab computers and licensed software from Adobe, Autodesk or other providers from their laptops, iPads, Chromebooks or additional devices, even after lab hours. IT teams can easily schedule remote lab access sessions for students to optimize the use of lab computers and expensive software licenses, as well as provide support to teachers and students who may not be off-site at other locations. Teachers and students can use Splashtop Mirroring360 to create interactive classroom experiences by allowing them to mirror content, ideas and apps on their personal device to share with the whole class. This collaboration tool operates seamlessly with tablets, smartphones, computers, and Chromebooks to create a productive learning environment where teachers can move freely through their classrooms and effectively engage with their students. “As the world normalizes flexible workplaces, schools need technology that enhances productivity, enables work from home, and makes lives of students, faculty and IT professionals easier. Splashtop offers classroom collaboration tools and remote access solutions that are user-friendly for technical and nontechnical audiences. They are easy to implement, easy to support and safeguard against vulnerabilities commonly exploited by cybercriminals.” Justin Windsor, Splashtop’s Channel Chief for the Americas ABOUT LAKESHORE IT SOLUTIONS Lakeshore IT is a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) based in Spring Grove, Illinois that specializes in providing consultative IT services and support to the K-12 educational. Lakeshore IT was founded in 2016 by Rian Yablun after more than 15 years in the IT industry, with the goal of providing IT solutions to clients with the exceptional service and support they deserve. Lakeshore IT strives to be a one stop shop for all customers whether it be for products or services. ABOUT SPLASHTOP Splashtop delivers secure remote access and remote IT support software for enterprises, education, government, SMBs, MSPs, IT departments, and individuals. It’s cloud-based, secure, and easily managed remote solutions are used by more than 30 million customers, including 85% of the Fortune 500, and have earned a 93 Net Promoter Score (NPS).

Read More

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Sophia Technologies Sets to Reimagine Education after £560k Investment Round

prnewswire | October 27, 2020

Sophia Technologies, co-founded by former independent school head teacher Melissa McBride, has exceeded its £300,000 investment target by nearly double. A start-up that has just turned 2 years old and is worth over £2.5 million, Sophia is a UK based EdTech disruptor bringing full time, online education and on-demand private tuition options to the global EdTech sector. According to Ms McBride, the investment will be deployed in both technological advancement and on an aggressive customer acquisition drive.Sophia is riding the wave in remote blended learning opportunities, the continued rise of private tuition and the digital transformation of the education sector which was accelerating pre-COVID but has now become even more paramount. Driven by the motto "Education Reimagined," Sophia Technologies provides an education platform focused on high quality learning, both for clients who are seeking full time online British schooling options (sophiahigh.school), and also for those who require supplementary support for their children through private tuition. (sophia.app)

Read More

ONLINE EDUCATION

Everspring and Oklahoma City University Partner to Expand Online Nursing Education in Response to Nursing Shortage

Everspring | February 23, 2022

Everspring, a leading provider of higher education technology solutions and services, announces a new partnership with Oklahoma City University's (OCU) Kramer School of Nursing. Everspring will support OCU with marketing, admissions and student retention services for its online RN-to-BSN program and online MSN program. This partnership will support OCU in growing enrollments by providing high-quality, flexible online degrees for nurses seeking to advance their careers in the face of a nursing shortage in Oklahoma and nationwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of job growth for registered nurses from 2020 to 2030 is projected at 9%, with approximately 194,500 job openings per year, on average, over the course of the decade.[1] This projected growth is due to several factors, including an aging U.S. population that requires more healthcare, an aging nursing population that is reaching retirement age, and high turnover and burnout in the nursing profession.[2] Though the nursing shortage was already underway before the pandemic hit, Covid-19 has strained the nursing workforce even more, and the nursing shortage in Oklahoma is especially acute. "In the midst of the nursing shortage in Oklahoma and beyond, nursing education has never been more important," Oklahoma City University President Kenneth Evans said. "In order to advance existing nurses in their careers and bring new nurses into the profession, it is vital that nursing schools provide flexible, accessible programs with the support students need to complete their programs successfully." OCU's online nursing programs offer flexible options for nurses to pursue additional training to earn more and advance in their field. The programs include an RN to BSN degree that allows current registered nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing in one year, an MSN degree for nurses with a bachelor's degree who want to earn a Master of Science in nursing, and an RN to MSN pathway for registered nurses who want to pursue a Master of Science in nursing. Students can complete their coursework entirely online, or they can opt to take courses in-person. The programs include clinical hours, which students must perform in-person, but can do so at any approved location in the United States. "Everspring is honored to partner with OCU to help address the critical need for nursing education. Equipping nurses with educational programs that are engaging and fit within their already demanding schedules can be a game-changer in helping them progress in their careers." Beth Hollenberg, president and co-founder of Everspring About Oklahoma City University Founded in 1904, Oklahoma City University is a private, independent, coeducational institution with long-standing ties to the United Methodist Church. The institution offers a diverse, inclusive culture committed to producing graduates who think critically and communicate effectively. With an enrollment of more than 2,400 students, OCU provides a liberal arts education that prepares students for a life of leadership and service. About Everspring Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago, Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities, nationwide.

Read More