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)
Tutor.com | November 10, 2021
Tutor.com, one of the world's largest online tutoring services, announced that StraighterLine, a pioneering online higher education course provider, has selected Tutor.com to provide online tutoring services for the thousands of students StraighterLine serves each year.
Through the partnership, students gain 24/7 no-cost access to 1-to-1 expert tutoring and drop-off review services for StraighterLine courses. The goal: Help higher education students earn affordable college credits—and graduate from one of the 1,500+ colleges and universities that have accepted StraighterLine courses.
The synergy of the two companies' missions—Tutor.com helps students persist and graduate; StraighterLine ensures they can earn college degrees affordably—promises to broaden access to higher education. Tutor.com, which has delivered more than 21 million tutoring sessions in its 21 years, has been shown in independent efficacy studies to increase student pass and persistence rates. StraighterLine, a pioneer in non-traditional pathways to college credit since 2008, has been shown to help colleges increase yield and persistence while helping students lower the cost and risk of starting a degree.
"We have proven that higher education can be affordable for everyone," said Burck Smith, co-founder of StraighterLine and other education technology companies. "In partnering with Tutor.com, we want ensure that students have the resources they need to thrive in their courses so they can achieve their higher education goals."
Many of StraighterLine's partner colleges are also partners of Tutor.com. For instance, StraighterLine partner American Public University System has been a partner of Tutor.com for nearly a decade. The mutual collaboration streamlines academic support for students. One APUS student who recently utilized the service wrote in a post-session survey: "Other sites give answers. This service gives a solution for working through to the answer."
"We share an ethos with StraighterLine—we are both dedicated to meeting students where they are. At Tutor.com, we have built a resilient academic support model geared toward making higher education accessible for all students, and we are thrilled to partner with StraighterLine to deliver student-centered support."
Sandi White, Senior Vice President, Institutional, Tutor.com
The partnership also enables staff at StraighterLine to access real-time data and analytics through Tutor.com's Client Portal, a dashboard providing information about tutoring session activity. There, they can get actionable data to address curricular challenges and provide just-in-time support for students who need it—ensuring the momentum of the StraighterLine–Tutor.com student success cycle.
StraighterLine is a student success company and the category creator for providing scalable solutions to deliver affordable, effective and accelerated learning pathways to formal degree programs and widely recognized industry credentials. The StraighterLine platform supports over 40,000 new students a year, including directly through the straighterline.com website as well as through the company's growing network of university and employer relationships.
Since its incorporation in 2000, Tutor.com has delivered more than 21 million one-to-one online tutoring and homework help sessions to students. The company's more than 3,000 vetted and qualified tutors provide learning assistance that is available 24/7 in a wide variety of subjects. The company's mission is to instill hope, advance equity, and catalyze achievement in schools and communities. Tutor.com powers tutoring and homework help programs for the U.S. Department of Defense, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program, colleges and universities, K–12 school districts, state and local libraries, and companies offering employee benefit programs. Headquartered in New York City, Tutor.com is an affiliate of The Princeton Review, an education services company not affiliated with Princeton University.
businesswire | January 26, 2021
FANUC America, the main provider of CNCs, advanced mechanics, and ROBOMACHINEs, today reported the dispatch of another e-learning site to teach producers and industry about its CRX community oriented robot. The website gives web based preparing instructional exercises, a profound plunge into a wide scope of fringe gadget and tooling accomplices, and the most recent item data about its CRX cobot setup.
FANUC's new CRX cooperative robots are not difficult to utilize and program, protected, adaptable, and snappy to get going for an assortment of assembling and mechanical applications. The CRX is accessible in two models, both with 10kg payloads, including the CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L long-arrive at variant. Another tablet show pendant with symbol based intuitive control empowers anybody to program the robot – no programming information is required. The new CRX arrangement offers clients eight years of support free activity, and the very mechanical unwavering quality that FANUC is known for everywhere on the world.
A lightweight and smooth development makes it simple to mount the CRX on a versatile stage, permitting administrators to skim the cobot to various work regions. Another disentangled gripper association makes it direct to change end-of-arm-apparatuses for new assignments. Additionally, an IP67 rating implies the CRX can work in unforgiving conditions.