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.
EdisonLearning | February 17, 2023
EdisonLearning, a provider of digital learning solutions for K-12 grade students, has recently announced its partnership with Game Learning, to bring online learning to life. Through this partnership, it is adding an interactive educational gaming curriculum to its online, blended learning content.
It will be providing educational video games to PK-8 students and schools for subjects like Math, History, Science and English. These games are compatible with individual learning preferences and capabilities of students like auditory, visual and kinesthetics. The strategy of playing these games includes life simulation, turn-based, role-playing, and real-time.
The variety of styles and different approaches to gaming will provide opportunities to engage, entertain and learn. This curriculum is accessible on tablets or desktops without the requirement of a high-speed connection. They are designed in a way that they can be used at home, in the classroom, during after-school programs and in travel.
Founder and CEO of Game Learning Matt Massman said, "Our games use a variety of play styles to maximize online learning engagement. Because our games feel like real games, instead of online textbooks, students engage more deeply while developing a love of learning. This lays the foundation for lifelong learning".
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
President and CEO of EdisonLearning, Mr. Jackson, said, "EdisonLearning has always sought ways to incorporate new instruments of learning to engage and motivate current and future generations of young people." He added, "Game-based learning upgrades a student's capacity to learn new ideas, different concepts, and retain them – and most of all, make learning fun."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, EdisonLearning, an e-learning solutions provider, is connecting schools, educators, educational content, and students for upliftment. It has brought remarkable innovation to the public education system of the United States. It offers services for online middle and high school learning, e-courses, online learning, virtual learning, alternative education, blended learning, drop-out recovery and prevention, school management, and school turnaround. It is a minority-owned education company making online and blended learning courses for middle and high school students, with certification from National Minority Supplier Development Council for bona fide Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
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.