Thought Industries | January 30, 2023
The enterprise learning platform Thought Industries for partner, customer and professional training recently launched its new online learning Academy powered by the world's only completely customizable headless developer LMS framework, Helium. It was established in 2022 at the company's annual customer and LMS industry event, Cognition22.
For Education to develop a new Academy site, Thought Industries works with Verified Helium Partner. Helium addresses a pain point from the past making it simpler for designers and developers to collaborate with many companies looking forward to customizing and extending the capabilities of their LMS systems. In the past, designers either made mockups and were then met with constraints when developers had been putting them on the screen, or they viewed the system first and then created limited mockups to match. Both approaches are hard, expensive, and take a lot of time.
The Thought Industries Academy has different products and services under one roof for learning professionals willing to get more of the potential of the company’s learning platform and programs. Customers of Thought Industries will find a wide range of self-service resources, including new content, new featured resources and FAQs are put in the front and center to simplify the learning experience.
Philip Cahill, Thought Industries Senior Director of Customer Education, said, "It was crucial for us to be our own first customer in creating the new Ti Learning Academy. Helium gave us all the flexibility we needed to meet the needs of learning professionals worldwide." He added, "With Helium, we were able to build our new Academy without any limits, and as an added bonus, it gave us a great opportunity to show customers what Helium can do."
About Thought Industries
Founded in 2012, Thought Industries is one of the world's leading B2B external training platform providers and customer education. The company powers the learning business for companies ranging from midmarket enterprises to the Fortune 500, helping them change how they build, deploy, and scale profitable global online learning operations. The customers use the company's platform to reach, teach and engage with their learning audiences. Additionally, businesses, organizations, and associations can give their audiences engaging, fully branded learning experiences using enterprise-level delivery and monetization tools.
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.
Newswire | March 30, 2023
Since 2011, Best Brains has provided tens of thousands of students instruction in Math and English concepts by employing real teachers in their over 140 locations. This year, this award-winning company has expanded their platform to provide any child aged 3-14 the opportunity to learn online. Via the app "BBConnect," students connect to the same teachers employed in Best Brains' brick-and-mortar locations. This program, which started development in 2020, is designed to make the Best Brains experience more mobile and flexible to students who may not have a location nearby.
"Even though we have locations in just over 20 states and counting, as well as in Ontario, Canada, we've seen how expansive our reach has become," says Franchise Development Specialist Elanor Smith. "We get inquiries from parents in every state and province who have heard of Best Brains and how effective our learning model is. With BBConnect, we can begin to reach these students for the first time."
By signing up for BBConnect, parents connect with a center administrator - usually an owner of a currently existing franchise location in places like California, Texas, or Ontario. Students are assessed online before being matched with real teachers and provided with a personalized lesson plan. Students log into the BBConnect app each week via their Android or iPad tablet and receive instruction in virtual classrooms. Between classes, new homework pages are unlocked each day so that students can perfect concepts taught in class.
To use BBConnect, students only need a tablet and a stylus. "Handwriting and drawing have always been an essential part of our curriculum," Curriculum Lead Rachel Evans explains. "We work hard to create a curriculum that is engaging and non-repetitive, and the physical aspect of our curriculum is part of that." When describing how Best Brains students feel about completing daily homework, Evans says, "Students love our daily packets and are actually motivated to finish them. I know they'll be excited to log into the app every day and find new assignments waiting for them."
Vice President of Best Brains Hana Adas is very invested in the potential of BBConnect. "Education is for everyone," she says. "There should be no barriers between students and quality education. We designed BBConnect so that we can connect real teachers to students through our program. We use the same curriculum and the same standards for our in-person students on the BBConnect app. We provide individualized feedback each week, something parents are constantly seeking from their education partners. We created Best Brains to be the best learning center there is, and BBConnect gives every student, no matter where they live, the opportunity to Be Their Best.
About Best Brains Learning Centers
Best Brains is an enrichment program for children ages 3 -14. Best Brains is head quartered in Arlington Heights, IL and has over 100 locations across the USA and Canada. The subjects offered at Best Brains are Math, English, Abacus, General Knowledge and SAT / ACT.