Auth0 Identity Platform | October 29, 2021
The Auth0 Identity Platform, a product unit within Okta, today announced it has been selected as the identity and authentication provider for Wharton Interactive, an interactive learning platform that draws on games, simulations, and research to make Ivy League business education more accessible to all. To enable a seamless, end-to-end experience for learners and educators, Auth0’s platform will provide a Single Sign-on (SSO) solution for learners and educators throughout their journey.
Wharton Interactive — founded by Sarah Toms, executive director, and Professor Ethan Mollick at the Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania — has developed different modes of delivering education on its Alternate Reality Courseware (ARC) platform. ARCs knit together leading subject matter expertise and an immersive games-based experience where users gain mastery through practice and receive personal feedback about their performance every step of the way. By increasing inclusive access to business education, this unique higher ed initiative strives to better the socio-economic status of individuals and lift economies through job creation.
To aid in Wharton Interactive’s marketplace launch, the team wanted to create one, seamless user experience across the entire platform, from the user’s account creation and management to the interactive simulations and classes, and selected Auth0 to help. By implementing SSO, students and educators can enter their login credentials once and automatically gain access to multiple applications. Through the implementation of Auth0’s SSO solution, Wharton Interactive’s platform benefits from increased security and privacy while improving the end-to-end experience for users.
“Auth0 plays an integral role in making Wharton Interactive’s mission to transform education a reality by eliminating the hurdles associated with having to login to multiple systems along the customer journey,” said Sarah Toms, co-founder and Executive Director for Wharton Interactive. “We were searching for a top-notch identity provider with proven expertise in SSO, and are so pleased that we have partnered with Auth0. From vendor selection to launch, it took only a few months to build and deliver a comprehensive solution that was ready for market.”
“Wharton Interactive is democratizing higher education and transforming the eLearning space with its cutting-edge approaches, and identity is a key enabler in supporting this mission — strong user experience, security, and privacy practices all start at login. We’re honored to support Wharton Interactive’s identity needs and help them seamlessly scale as they make education more attainable and secure for educators and learners around the world.”
Ghazi Masood, General Manager and SVP of Americas at Auth0
The Auth0 Identity Platform, a product unit within Okta, takes a modern approach to identity and enables organizations to provide secure access to any application, for any user. Auth0 is a highly customizable platform that is as simple as development teams want, and as flexible as they need. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 delivers convenience, privacy, and security so customers can focus on innovation.
TopCourt | August 28, 2021
Today TopCourt, a unique tennis digital learning platform, took the next step in the company's growth and unveiled an iOS and Android application. TopCourt offers tennis fans an e-learning platform with tools for learning the game from the world's best tennis players of the past, present and future, as well as the sport's most legendary coaches.
Available across Apple and Android devices, the TopCourt app is personalized using machine learning algorithms for each fan's skill level and interests, allowing them to work with their coaching team how they want, where they want, when they want. TopCourt's users requested that the app function offline, a feature that will help bring the tennis instruction directly to any tennis court. In addition to the TopCourt online content, the app will also feature enhanced notifications and customized in-app alerts, enabling users to discover local tennis events, participate in tournaments, and connect in a more meaningful way with their local tennis community.
Over the last few years, numerous professional sports have added e-learning capabilities to their fan experience. TopCourt became the official e-learning platform of the ATP and WTA Tours in June, bridging professional tennis and its star players and coaches with the everyday tennis fan. Numerous studies on the e-learning market project it to be worth $325B by 2025, with a survey of 2,500 organizations finding that those with comprehensive e-learning programs have 218% higher revenue per team member and 24% higher profit margins*.
Said Alexander Zverev, 2020 US Open Finalist and Olympic Gold Medalist: "TopCourt's mission is to grow the sport of tennis by making the tennis instruction easily accessible to everyone. As the next step in TopCourt's global growth, launching the TopCourt app will create a personalized video service and allow our fans to bring their 'TopCourt Coaching Team' directly to the tennis court. TopCourt app will be the most important member of the user's coaching team and will help elevate and enhance their overall experience."
Dalton Education | August 19, 2020
Dalton Education, a leading provider of education solutions in financial planning, and the University of Arizona Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences are joining forces to offer financial planning professionals career-enhancing resources through a new CFP® certification education program. The program, available through Virtual Classroom or Self-Paced delivery, is designed specifically for busy industry professionals, preparing them to take and pass the CFP® exam in nine months or less. In addition to robust education resources, professionals have access to Dalton's CFP® exam review and Guarantee to Pass™, the industry's only CFP® exam education and review program to offer a money-back guarantee that students will pass the exam on their first attempt. Successful completion of the program gains professionals a certificate of completion from the University of Arizona. The Virtual Classroom delivery is a comprehensive, live-online, instructor-led program that satisfies the education requirement for a professional to sit for the CFP® exam. The virtual course is designed for professionals' convenience, allowing them to access sessions from a device and location of their choosing. Lectures are recorded for instances where a student misses a class.