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edX Passes 110 Million Total Global Enrollments, Up 29 Million Year-Over-Year

edx | December 15, 2020

edX, the education movement for restless learners, today announced a significant milestone in their growth in 2020. edX grew from 81 million total global enrollments in 2019, to over 110 million global enrollments in 2020, a record 29 million increase. The number of new registered users grew even faster at 161% year-over-year, to 35 million total individual users. Individual courses offered passed 3,000. In 2020 edX saw an average of 400,000 learners per day engaged in course content. This year alone, edX reached another milestone of issuing 2.1 million verified course certificates and offered 149 different credit pathways. More than 39 million hours of video were collectively consumed.

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What is STEM?  It's the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world.   Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways that highlighted these connections, making their education more relevant to their lives and opening doors to new and exciting careers.  Watch this video and tell us what you think!

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What is STEM?  It's the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  But while kindergarten through 12th grade education usually focuses on science or mathematics in isolation, all four of these disciplines are closely intertwined in the real world.   Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways that highlighted these connections, making their education more relevant to their lives and opening doors to new and exciting careers.  Watch this video and tell us what you think!

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Kahoot! Integrates with Zoom to Provide Engagement in Video Conferencing and Virtual Learning

Kahoot! | July 22, 2021

Kahoot!, the global learning platform company, announced today that it is partnering with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. to introduce Kahoot! app for Zoom, enabling Zoom meeting attendees to easily access, host, and play Kahoot! learning content directly inside Zoom Meetings. The engagement has proved to be critical to successful learning, collaboration, and connection as the world has increased the use of video communications in work and social settings. The Kahoot! app for Zoom will make it simpler than ever for corporate leaders to engage and inspire their team members with Kahootengaging, !'s game-based learning experiences at a time when many businesses are staying virtual or planning for a hybrid model. Users can access, host, and play Kahoot! games and learning content with other Zoom Meeting participants without ever leaving the Zoom Meeting or requiring a second device using the Kahoot! app for Zoom. In meetings, presentations, and virtual events, corporate leaders can energize their teams. Use every video call to its full potential. Hosts can use Kahoot! app for Zoom to use the power of friendly rivalry and play to engage all participants. Users can conduct knowledge and feedback checks with workers, use word clouds to encourage innovative thinking, and use polls, open-ended questions, and other tools to empower participants' voices. With the brainstorm function, companies can crowdsource ideas and take collaboration to the next level. Meeting hosts will get immediate access to data and reporting from their Kahoot! experience, allowing them to respond in real-time to audience engagement with the content. Hosts can also distribute the Kahoot! games to all participants as self-paced tasks for those who weren't able to attend live, extending attendees' engagement and improving learning retention. About Kahoot! Kahoot! is on a mission to change the way people learn. We aim to enable everyone to reach their maximum learning potential, including children, students, and employees. Our learning platform makes it simple for anybody, whether an individual or a company, to develop, share, and play engaging learning games. Kahoot! was founded in 2013 to become the world's most popular learning platform. In the past year, 300 million games have been played on Kahoot! platform, with 1.8 billion players from over 200 nations participating. In addition to the award-winning DragonBox math learning apps, the Poio learn to read app, the Drops language learning apps, the Actimo and Motimate employee engagement and corporate platforms, and Whiteboard.fi, the online whiteboard tool for all educators, teachers, and classrooms, the Kahoot! the family also includes the award-winning DragonBox math learning apps, the Poio learn to read app, the Drops language learning apps, the Actimo and Motimate employee engagement and corporate The Kahoot! Group has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, and Spain.

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Surgent Introduces Red Flag Mania Courses, Expanding Its Professional Development Offering for the Accounting and Finance Industries

Surgent | May 04, 2021

Surgent, a part of KnowFully Learning Group, today announced the launch of Red Flag Mania within its course portfolio for Surgent IQ, the company’s online learning center that delivers upskilling and reskilling training for accounting and finance professionals. The launch consists of an innovative e-learning solution that mixes film, theory, and “whodunit” fun, empowering learners to use data to unravel complex problems and gain new skills. Surgent IQ will offer Red Flag Mania as a stand-alone season, with 6-8 hours of content, also as during a subscription model - which can include future seasons throughout the year, also as mini-games. Red Flag Mania, co-founded by Kelly Richmond Pope, Ph.D., CPA, and experiential marketing expert Roni Jackson, creates richly produced educational courses that incorporate real people and real stories, increasing engagement and resulting in a better level of retention. Studies show that gamification increases motivation and productivity by up to 87% and ultimately knowledge retention, allowing students and professionals to select up information faster. Red Flag Mania courses encourage learners to look for clues that reveal “red flags” which can be overlooked without this type of deep investigation and important thinking. “Red Flag Mania’s unique approach to gamification and fraud detection is an innovative sort of professional development that far supersedes options currently on the market,” said Elizabeth Kolar, MBA, CPA, CGMA, Executive vice-chairman. “We’re excited to ascertain this partnership enable a broader reach of this data, allowing students and professionals to fine-tune their skills, while also providing a visibility boost to the 2 innovators who have successfully made tough topics like fraud accessible and interesting .” Red Flag Mania’s innovative curriculum complements KnowFully’s approach to education, which focuses on personalizing the training experience to every individual must drive more efficient and meaningful learning outcomes. This approach is clear across Surgent’s portfolio of solutions, which spans all stages of an accounting or finance professional’s career, from Surgent Exam Review, which offers award-winning test prep courses for the CPA Exam, EA Exam, CMA Exam, et al., to Surgent IQ, which delivers skill-building training for all career stage, and Surgent CPE, a provider of best-in-class continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs and other tax and financial professionals. “Our gamified learning experience is meant to encourage students and professionals alike to nurture their skills through storytelling and therefore the immersive experiences that are crucial to the application of the knowledge on a day-to-day basis,” said Kelly Richmond Pope. “Our partnership with Surgent IQ may be a fantastic opportunity to expand our reach to professionals trying to find a fresh approach to learning. About Surgent Surgent, a part of NexPhase Capital-backed KnowFully Learning Group, features a 35-year history of leadership in accounting, finance, and tax education. for many of the company's history, Surgent has been referred to as a trusted provider of the Continuing Professional Education that CPAs got to maintain their professional credentials. More recently, Surgent has become one of the fastest-growing Exam Review course providers, offering adaptive learning-based courses that help students pass accounting and finance credentialing exams faster. Surgent IQ, launched in 2020, delivers on-demand skill-building courses that help students and professionals leverage targeted learning to further their careers. About Red Flag Mania Red Flag Mania may be a game-based investigative experience that uses true crime stories to show postsecondary learners concepts of active learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and ethical deciding in business and accounting courses. The company’s simulation-based, immersive learning approach incorporates real people and real stories that end in positive learning outcomes.

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Prospect Park Capital Announces the Launch of Tutors On Demand, an Innovative EdTech Education Platform

Tutors On Demand | January 20, 2022

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