BibliU | February 10, 2023
On February 9, 2023, BibliU, an EdTech innovator democratizing content accessibility, received a contract from Lee College in Baytown, Texas, to provide the company's Universal Learning solution to the college. Lee College is BibliU's largest Universal Learning client, with approximately 8,000 students enrolled.
Utilizing Lee College's Learning Management System (LMS), BibliU's Universal Learning solution provides students with access to content on the first day of class and covers approximately 90% of the booklist. In addition, the solution eliminates many inconveniences associated with acquiring textbooks, including long lines at the bookstore and inaccessibility to course materials once classes begin.
BibliU had to demonstrate that it could provide Lee College learners with electronic textbooks and courseware on the first day of classes while saving students money to earn the contract. In the fall and spring, Lee College offers approximately 800 courses, while around 300 are available in the summer. Nearly 70% of classes require a textbook, and an estimated 18% of those classes also need courseware.
Dave Sherwood, Co-Founder and CEO of BibliU, shared, "Prompted by high costs and the possibility of burdensome debt, many young people are questioning the value of attending college." He added, "I believe that college provides opportunities that should be available to everyone. A digital-first, ed tech solution is a path forward for colleges, offering affordable and available content on the first day of class."
(Source – Business Wire)
New York-based BibliU is a learning enablement platform that is democratizing content accessibility. It facilitates higher education institutions to optimize their textbook and courseware workflows to enhance affordability, student outcomes, and social mobility. The future of higher education will involve securing affordable access to course materials for every student. To accomplish this, the company has partnered with tens of thousands of publishers and developed a Learning Enablement platform dedicated to making education more efficient, equitable, and effective.
Springboard | January 27, 2023
On January 26, 2023, Springboard, an online learning platform that prepares students for in-demand careers, announced a partnership with Gonzaga University, a Jesuit liberal arts institute in Spokane (Washington), to provide students and prospective students with two bootcamps, namely Cybersecurity and Software Engineering.
Employment for information security analysts and software developers is anticipated to increase over the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sanam Raza, Vice President and General Manager of University Partnerships at Springboard, shared, "We want to do all that we can to provide the knowledge and support to meet the surge in demand for talent in these fields," She added, "We look forward to working alongside Gonzaga to help close this skills gap in the tech workforce and share in their commitment to expanding what a 21st century educational institution can do."
(Source – Business Wire)
This is Springboard's first university collaboration in 2023 and its tenth collaboration overall. With a proven track record of success, Springboard has emerged as a leading partner for universities looking to broaden their offerings to students through asynchronous e-learning. Springboard's exceptional, cohort-based, human-guided programs combine one-on-one mentoring with live and instructor-led lessons.
Springboard's curriculum is developed by experts in the field, and students receive hands-on assistance from industry professionals as well as career coaching on how to build a network and land a job. Individuals who take the courses will gain real-world experience and create unique work portfolios.
The 360-hour Cybersecurity bootcamp will cover industry fundamentals, vulnerability assessment, systems and network security, security operations, and a capstone project to demonstrate specialized skills.
The Software Engineering Bootcamp covers front-end and back-end web development, databases, data structures, and algorithms, with two capstone projects included.
Students in similar programs at Springboard have received job offers from companies such as Amazon, Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, and others in Fortune 100. The programs will be available to the public, and prospective students can enroll without prior industry or academic experience. Students who complete the program will be awarded an official Gonzaga University certificate.
Founded in 2013, California-based Springboard is an online learning platform that trains students for the most in-demand careers in the technology industry. More than 20,000 students in over 100 countries have used the company's systematic, mentor-led online learning programs to advance their careers. Employers such as Microsoft, Google, Meta, LinkedIn, Deloitte, Intel, IBM, and Salesforce have hired graduates from its programs. Springboard was recently included on the 2023 GSV EdTech 150 list, ranking the world's 150 most transformative digital learning growth companies.
Cadence Education | February 23, 2023
Cadence Education, an early childhood education provider in North America, has recently announced its acquisition of Suzuki School and Montessori Teacher Education Institute (MTEI) for Montessori education. This acquisition would widen its presence in Southeast America with new campus locations in Buckhead, Northside Drive and Ponce City Market of Atlanta.
MTEI will enhance Cadence Education's offering with essential training for the growth and development of Montessori early childhood educators. Suzuki School is well-known for its Montessori childhood education. Through the acquisition, Cadence Education expands its national reach while providing children with an exceptional education. It has always given prominence to children's natural talent, potential and ability.
MTEI would act as a hub for Cadence Education's Montessori teacher training and certification programs, offering opportunities for early educators to gain knowledge and skills needed for Montessori classroom education. The institute has Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) accreditation and the American Montessori Society’s affiliation. With such a reputation, it offers quality educational programming with professional faculty members. In addition, for the credential needed to be a qualified Montessori educator, it will conduct teacher training in Infant and Toddler, Early Childhood, and Elementary programs for adult learners for Cadence schools and other early childhood education providers.
CEO of Cadence Education, Leigh-Ellen Louie, said, "We are delighted to announce the acquisition of The Suzuki School and the Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta, as they both become part of the Cadence Education family." She added, "This acquisition demonstrates our unwavering commitment to high-quality Montessori education, expands our offerings in Atlanta, and reinforces our dedication to diversity and inclusion with a brand that prioritizes culturally responsive teaching practices. We look forward to serving the families in this community and providing a first-class early childhood education experience for their children."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Cadence Education
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cadence Education, an education administration programs provider, serves early childhood education, Montessori schools, elementary schools, private education, childcare, and preschool. It operates more than 265 private preschools and elementary schools across the United States. with about 20 years of experience, its experts prepare students with childhood education for elementary education, on which their successful education depends. With exceptional education, it unburdens the parent's tension regarding their child's education. In addition, its programs cultivate a lifelong attachment to learning in every child, stimulating cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth.