ONLINE EDUCATION news | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Anthology, an education solutions provider, announced that EC-Council University (ECCU) has selected its Blackboard Learn solution to support dynamic learning. Its learning management system (LMS) would help ECCU with learner-centric workflows.
With an advanced responsive interface, Blackboard Learn offers a uniform inclusive educational experience for students and pedagogical teaching practices for faculty members. The mobile-friendly system connects students with the classroom anywhere and at any time. It integrates with more than 200 tech partners for an optimal learning engagement platform. Its support would empower ECCU faculty members, staff and students for valuable insights and a data-informed education approach for the content and delivery of a learner-centric course.
Chief Academic Officer at ECCU, Dr. Venus Fisher said, "We required a learning management system that provides the flexibility needed to adapt to a rapidly evolving industry and the connectedness to foster collaboration and teamwork among our online students." She added, "With Blackboard Learn, we're empowered with the tools and the support we need to push the boundaries on how we deliver coursework and provide a world-class learning experience."
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Chairman and CEO of Anthology, Jim Milton said, "Cybersecurity professionals are a critical asset for companies across every industry, protecting businesses from new and evolving threats." He added, "Our team is proud to support such a vital industry and we look forward to helping EC-Council deliver unparalleled experiences through Anthology solutions."
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Founded in 2020, Anthology, a higher education services provider, offers dynamic, data-informed solutions for the education sector worldwide. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, it connects educators and learners through advanced technological tools for better educational outcomes. It renders more than 60 SaaS products and services especially dedicated to advanced learning. Its products are Blackboard, Campus Labs, Campus Management, and iModules. Based on the experiences of former educators and education enthusiasts, it designs data-driven solutions to assist educators, learners and leaders with more informed and personalized support. Its products and solutions assist at every stage of the complete learning journey.
Catapult Learning | February 09, 2023
On February 8, 2023, Catapult Learning, a provider of student intervention programs and professional development solutions for instructors in K-12 schools, announced that it was chosen by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to deliver professional development (PD) and coaching services to educators in K-12 schools to enhance student outcomes. The four-year state contract contains a one-year renewal option for a fifth year.
MDE will provide at least 25 new instructional math coaches in collaboration with Catapult Learning. The first group will serve educators in Greenwood-Leflore Consolidated School Districts and Jackson Public at seven elementary and middle schools. Throughout the year, MDE will incorporate additional schools.
Catapult Learning's experienced math coaches provide online, in-person, or job-embedded coaching, in-person modeling and co-teaching, individualized action plans, classroom observations, professional development, lesson plan development, and summer enrichment for administrators. Additionally, it provides PD for over 500 school districts annually on vital education topics such as mathematics, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), literacy and The Science of Reading, social-emotional learning, inclusive practices, and mental health.
Scalable and adaptable, the company's PD addresses the requirements of schools and districts of all sizes through online, face-to-face, and job-embedded support. PDNow, the company's online platform, offers asynchronous learning in addition to workshops and coaching, allowing educators and leaders to benefit from over 200 hours of online workshops, community interaction and just-in-time resources.
About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, provides K-12 schools with experienced coaches who implement intervention programs for students and PD solutions for teachers. The company's PD services enhance the capacity of educators and administrators to increase and maintain student achievement. Its intervention programs support struggling students with individualized instruction based on their specific needs. By partnering with over 500 school districts nationwide, the company promotes academic and professional growth outcomes. Catapult Learning is accredited by Cognia and has been awarded the System of Distinction honor in 2022.
Paper | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Paper, the education support system (ESS), announced the acquisition of Readlee to address the literacy crisis. It would use Readlee's innovative learning tool, artificial intelligence and speech recognition technology to improve learners' reading skills.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress report, about one-third of 4th and 8th graders cannot read the basic achievement level, which is the test's lowest level. The National Center for Education Statistics data shows that about 34% of American high school students graduate with reading proficiency. Unfortunately, this proficiency decreases further to 18% for recent graduates. This data shows that the literary crisis has become a systemic issue, and there is a flaw in the current educational approach.
Master teachers collaborated with Harvard researchers to design Readlee for better learning outcomes, and it would become 'Paper Reading' after complete integration into Paper's ESS. This tool will listen to students' reading, give real-time feedback with individualized support, and measure their success. With AI and speech recognition, it approaches reading through learning science, showing that reading aloud improves vocabulary, memory, and confidence. It aims to support students throughout their academic journey and after graduation.
Co-Founder and CEO of Paper, Philip Cutler said, "This acquisition reflects our commitment to providing the academic support that empowers students throughout every stage of their learning journey. Improving literacy proficiency is an essential component of our mission, and we believe research-backed technology and repeated practice are the keys to addressing the mounting literacy crisis." He added, "We are excited to join our forces and aligned missions to have an even bigger impact on students. Our teams are already working together to change the future of education. Our mission is to help create a world where everyone has the ability to read, learn, and become a success."
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Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Paper, an e-learning solutions provider, offers services for personalized learning, tutoring, essay review, academic and student support, homework help, teacher support, remote education, teacher assistants, and virtual tutoring. It develops confidence in every student with its educational support system. It serves over 3 million students from different school districts across the United States and Canada. It provides individualized support to every learner to solve their problems and discover different ways of learning. It helps teachers and administrators review student activity and track their progress with its data-driven insights and metrics. It instantly connects students with tutors for support in their tests and assignments.