EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY, ONLINE EDUCATION
Ellucian | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, Ellucian, an education technology solutions provider, announced being awarded The Cloud Awards in the Best Hybrid Cloud Solution category, recognizing it for innovation and transformation in the education sector through cloud computing solutions.
Ellucian platform supports higher education institutes with innovation and support for resilience. Its integrated solutions assist faculty members and education staff in successful outcomes for students through data-driven insights. It offers in-house experts, a partner network, advanced cloud-based solutions, and capabilities.
The Cloud Awards is an international program honoring innovators for organizational transformation through cloud computing. It considers small, large, start-up and established organizations worldwide for the awards. Its categories are Best SaaS, Most Promising Start-Up and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. It is part of three programs: The Cloud Awards, The Cloud Security Awards and The Software-as-a-Service Awards.
CTO of Ellucian, Mike Wulff, said, "Making the transition to the cloud can be daunting, requiring confidence in the technology, time, and resources." He added, "Our customers understand the advantages that come with making the change, and we are committed to working closely with higher education institutions -- offering a tailored approach that suits their specific needs. It is an honor to be awarded a 2023 Cloud Award, recognizing our efforts to provide efficient and customized hybrid cloud solutions."
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Head of Operations for The Cloud Awards, James Williams, said, "Ellucian is an admirable winner of The Cloud Awards as their solution takes the industry a step forward." He added, "There were many innovative solutions among the finalists, but Ellucian's solution stood out to the judging panel as the ultimate category winner for Best Hybrid Cloud Solution."
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Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Ellucian, a higher education services provider, offers solutions for SaaS, digital transformation, workflow software, document management software, talent management system, cloud services, student retention, recruitment and enrollment management software, mobile campus, higher education ERP, student information system, higher education software and services. It has been empowering colleges and universities with its cloud-based solutions since 1968. In addition, it offers professional services like management consulting, education, training, and application software implementation. It helps customers with remarkable digital transformation for a successful institution and student development.
CORPORATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Discovery Education | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, 3M and Discovery Education announced the launch of the Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network and Alumni Grants Program. As a part of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the initiative will support prior participants and future science leaders.
The annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the country's premier middle school science competition, invites kids in grades 5 to 8 to compete for a grand prize of $25,000, mentorship with a 3M scientist, and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist." In addition, the new Alumni Network and Alumni Grants Program provides past participants networking opportunities, events, resources, and financial support for ongoing science projects.
The 3M Young Scientist Challenge Alumni Network gathers a growing community of mentors and former challenge finalists to interact, celebrate, and promote innovations. America's Top Young Scientists have given TED Talks, filed patents, founded nonprofits, made to the Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, and shown their work at the White House Science Fair. These young innovators have been featured in Forbes, The New York Times Magazine, and Business Insider, as well as national television shows.
Each year, the Alumni Grants will award a total of $25,000 grant money to ten different alumni in three different areas:
Continuation of 3M Young Scientist Challenge Project - This will support alumni who want to continue developing the project they initially developed 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Three alumni are eligible to receive $5,000 annually.
New Idea to Improve the World - This area of funding would be available to assist projects that alumni might be working on, which are different from their initial 3M Young Scientist Challenge innovation. Two alumni can receive $2,500 annually.
Science in Your Community - Funding can be used to assist alumni initiatives, community enrichment and community engagement projects. Five alumni receive $1,000 annually.
About Discovery Education
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Discovery Education is a global leader in ed-tech with a state-of-the-art platform to facilitate learning. Its standards-based digital content for grades K-12 redefines teaching and learning by providing award-winning multimedia content, digital textbooks, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its type. The company serves over 4.5 million educators and 45 million students globally, with its resources available in more than 100 countries and territories.
edX | February 06, 2023
Lehigh University, along with edX, an online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), recently announced that Lehigh is the newest member of the global edX partner network. With the new membership, Lehigh will join hundreds of leading institutions committed to growing access to the world's best education. In addition to being the latest member of edX, the university plans to launch its first MicroBachelors® program on edX.org. as a Professional Certificate program in data analytics and centering business analytics.
The edX MicroBachelors and professional certificate programs are affordable and accessible ways for students to get relevant skills and advance their careers in fields that are in demand. As per the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projection is a much faster-than-average increase in business job openings by 11% and data analytics job openings by 36%. In addition, MicroBachelors® programs are a stepping stone to completing a bachelor's degree.
President of Partnerships of edX, a 2U company, Andrew Hermalyn, said, "The new MicroBachelors MicroBachelors® and Professional Certificate programs from Lehigh will empower learners to gain skills they need to grow their careers, with the MicroBachelors program providing a stepping stone to a fully online undergraduate degree." He also said, "Lehigh joins a growing number of universities creating new pathways to opportunity on the edX platform, and we are proud to partner with them to expand access to high-quality, purpose-built online education."
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edX is a global online learning platform designed to help all learners develop and grow. Harvard and MIT founded edX in 2012 to make the best education in the world accessible to everyone. As a subsidiary of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), edX provides 48 million ambitious learners with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to achieve their goals. The company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the backing of the world's leading universities and companies; edX offers free and open courses, boot camps, professional certificates, credit-bearing micro-credentials, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. The programs provided covers healthcare, technology, science, education, social work, sustainability and more.