Identity Automation | November 19, 2021
Identity Automation, the digital identity platform for education, today announced that the company is partnering with a community of thought leaders in the education IT space to drive transformation, using the concept of digital identities as the cornerstone to achieve change. The Pathfinder Program is a network of experts who are passionate about education and committed to achieving change that focuses on learners, educators and education communities.
The Identity Automation team connected with Pathfinder Program members at this year's EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, which focuses on higher education IT. The company was a sponsor at the event and showcased its flagship RapidIdentity IAM platform and credential monitoring service called SafeID (powered by SpyCloud). Credential monitoring is a crucial capability that helps education institutions counter the growing threat of ransomware, data breaches and rising insurance costs.
The Pathfinder Program aims to raise awareness of digital identities and inspire educational change by building broad consensus with everyone involved, including IT experts, curriculum leaders and other vendors. Pathfinders believe that digital learning environments should be secure, immediately available and free from technology-related friction. Focusing on digital identity as the core, the Pathfinder Program facilitates collaboration and action on critical issues like:
Regulatory compliance and governance
"My favorite part about connecting with people at events is the sense of community we all share. They know education is changing, and they're committed to helping learners, teachers and staff make the transition successfully. They're curious about what other organizations are doing, and that's what makes the Pathfinder Program so valuable — it's a forum where people can share ideas and find solutions."
Brandon Levine, Director of Sales Development, Identity Automation
"Identity Automation's mission to empower educators and students with a safe and secure place to learn aligns perfectly with the digital citizenship message to help students stay safe, solve problems, and become a force for good both on and offline," shared Pathfinder Dr. Marialice Curran.
The Pathfinder Program includes people with diverse skillsets, including internationally recognized thought leaders who are frequently tapped as Keynote speakers on the topic of education IT. They share a passion for empowering learners, strengthening digital security and promoting digital citizenship.
"Everyone involved in the education system will have to pull together to achieve the level of digital transformation we need to serve learning communities," said Identity Automation CEO Jim Harold. "Any disconnect resulting from vendors working at cross-purposes hurts students and educators. We're better when we work together, and that's why we're so excited about the Pathfinder Program, which is already generating new ideas about how we can focus on what we do best to benefit students."
About Identity Automation
Identity Automation provides identity and access management (IAM) solutions for K-12 and higher education. Its flagship platform, RapidIdentity, safeguards learning environments, maximizes instructional time, and minimizes the load on Information & Educational Technology teams. Technology leaders turn to RapidIdentity for its best-in-class security capabilities, time-saving automation, and flexible approach to managing digital identities. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Identity Automation is trusted by Chicago Public Schools, Public Schools of North Carolina, University of Rochester, Houston Community College, and hundreds of other institutions.
CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
ProctorFree | January 19, 2022
A seamless integration has been developed that provides ProctorFree's on-demand proctoring solutions directly within the Jenzabar One ecosystem. This integration between ProctorFree and Jenzabar eLearning will offer a higher level of security and confidence to exams and other testing performed by higher education institutions, associations, and organizations across the world.
The integration will ensure a better online learning and testing experience for students, faculty, and exam administrators using the robust Jenzabar eLearning LMS platform.
ProctorFree's secure online exam proctoring technology verifies student identity, protects test content, and deters cheating. Jenzabar offers a complete learning management system (LMS), student information system (SIS), and a host of additional solutions for higher education.
"We're so excited to announce our most recent integration with Jenzabar. Jenzabar is well-respected in the higher education industry for its robust solutions, including their learning management system. ProctorFree proudly delivers award-winning online proctoring solutions including fully automated proctoring, human-assisted proctoring, secure web browser, and consultative assessment delivery services. The integration is seamless and easy to use for students, faculty, and administrators."
Mike Murphy, CEO of ProctorFree
For higher education institutions that necessitate a medium- to high-stakes assessment of knowledge and competency, the ProctorFree-Jenzabar integration establishes additional levels of security. From higher education institutions to government organizations to professional associations, ProctorFree serves a broad range of entities across the globe to add rigor and security to online exams.
When student knowledge is assessed via an exam, quiz, or other test, ProctorFree's state-of-the-art technology continuously verifies a student's identity, deters academic dishonesty, and maintains the integrity of exam material by preventing recording or copying of test material during the exam.
Based in Davidson, North Carolina, ProctorFree delivers on-demand, easy-to-use, and cost-effective online proctoring solutions, including fully automated proctoring, human-assisted proctoring, secure browser-based testing, and exam delivery services.
CORPORATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Tekmovil | March 09, 2022
On March 8th, mobile technology distribution and services firm Tekmovil, announced that it is expanding its partnership with the Brighter Children Organization, a non-profit that champions educational initiatives for elementary-aged school children living in impoverished communities. The announcement comes on the heels of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
Tekmovil pledged to support the education of girls at a Brighter Children partner school in Santa Maria, Colombia. The sponsorship covered school tuition in full for 20 girls. This year, the donation will support 20 more students by sponsoring school tuition fees at a partner school in Honduras. It will also cover the cost of the increase in tuition for the students sponsored in Colombia, as well as their living costs and school supplies.
"We know the impact a good education has in breaking barriers for children in impoverished areas, and with that in mind, we wanted to extend our partnership with Brighter Children. Our hope with this partnership is that we not only give these children the opportunity to continue learning but also open the doors of possibility for them. Through our continued support, along with other sponsors, Brighter Children can continue to change lives. We believe the best way to stop the cycle of poverty is to support children in their education. Developing future leaders through educational skills will allow them to overcome barriers and turn dreams into reality."
-Claudia Rodríguez, COO of Tekmovil