University of Pittsburgh School of Law | March 21, 2022
Everspring, a leading provider of education technology and services to universities seeking to build or expand their online capabilities, announces an expansion of its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Pitt Law). The expanded partnership will include two new online certificate programs: a Sport, Entertainment, and Arts Law Certificate and a Corporate Compliance Certificate. This expansion comes just four months after Pitt Law and Everspring kicked off their initial engagement.
Everspring currently delivers marketing, enrollment and student success support for Pitt Law's Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and certificate programs in health care compliance, human resources law, and international business law and dispute resolution. The two new certificates, in sport, entertainment, and arts law and corporate compliance, will add to the school's portfolio of online certificates. The certificates provide professionals across a range of fields an understanding of the law related to their professional area.
"One of our goals at Pitt Law is to constantly innovate to best meet the needs of students. Our online certificate programs play an important role in this, as they provide vital education for career paths that require a nuanced understanding of specific areas of the law, Everspring is helping us grow these certificates, as well as our online MSL program, with students who will benefit from them the most."
-Amy J. Wildermuth, dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Pitt Law's online certificates each consist of 15 credit hours that can be taken as standalone offerings or completed as specialization within the online MSL degree. The online MSL is a 30-credit hour program designed for professionals who are not attorneys but whose work involves legal issues or requires an understanding of the law. Pitt Law's online MSL and certificates provide versatile, flexible options for these professionals to enhance their foundational legal knowledge and skills without obtaining a Juris Doctor degree.
"Everspring is excited to expand our partnership with Pitt Law as they continue to grow their online portfolio with programs that serve a wide array of students, Students increasingly seek greater flexibility and choice in how they pursue graduate and continuing education, and Pitt Law is a leader among law schools meeting this demand."
-Beth Hollenberg, president and co-founder of Everspring.
As a specialized higher education marketing solutions provider, Everspring offers a full suite of brand development, performance marketing, integrated marketing communications, lead generation and enrollment management services that enable universities to cultivate awareness and deliver rapid, sustainable enrollment growth for their programs. Everspring's student success team helps guide enrolled students through their online programs, leading to strong retention and graduation rates. In addition to marketing, enrollment and student success support, Everspring provides a full range of services universities need to build high-quality online and hybrid programs. This includes market research and program design to help guide portfolio planning with in-depth data analytics and market insights, as well as instructional design and course development support that deliver strong student outcomes and earn top rankings.
About University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law earns an outstanding reputation by virtue of its university resources, its impactful scholarship, its accomplished alumni, its extraordinary cost-to-value ratio and its worldwide impact. Our integration of rigorous classwork with practical experience—across the city and the world—helps students develop all the skills legal professionals need, now and into the future.
Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago, Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide.
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.
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EdCast | November 08, 2021
-Spark by EdCast and Zenefits today announced a platform integration and business collaboration that will provide small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) the ability to offer upskilling as a benefit to their employees. This will help staff train and retrain for changing jobs today and in the future, helping small businesses engage and retain their employees.According to Gartner, 64% of companies surveyed view the talent shortage as the most significant barrier to adoption of emerging technologies. For cash- and resource-strapped small businesses, this skills gap compounds the current challenges that are making it harder than ever to hire and retain staff.
This new learning experience and HR platform integration between Zenefits and EdCast’s Spark will enable small and mid-sized businesses to seamlessly create, access and manage their teams’ learning alongside all of their hiring, performance and benefits information. An entrepreneur can now identify and align requisite skilling areas needed for their staff to power business growth. They can also create training plans, track completion and success against performance plans at individual, group and company levels. Spark offers access to thousands of pieces of content from premium content providers across a wide spectrum of topics through expert-curated pathways, courses, videos, podcasts and more.
"Zenefits is excited to bring together our leading people operations platform with EdCast’s Spark learning experience platform to provide small businesses a unified place to attract, retain, engage—and now develop—talent,” said Andrea Shannon, Vice President of Business Development at Zenefits.
“Spark by EdCast is focused on helping SMBs achieve their rapidly-changing learning and training goals. In partnering with Zenefits, we are excited to provide an integrated solution for SMBs to help meet their talent development and HR needs, while maximizing employees’ skills and job satisfaction.”
Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder of EdCast
Spark by EdCast is the leading learning experience platform (LXP) for career-enhancing training and upskilling in the moment of need for SMBs and individual learners. The mobile-friendly Spark platform includes AI-driven personalized learning with a simple user experience featuring targeted access to training and upskilling both remotely and securely.
EdCast offers a unified SaaS platform powering end-to-end employee experience journeys, spanning learning, skilling and career mobility. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by organizations ranging from large Global 2000 companies to small businesses and government organizations. With EdCast’s platforms, our customers are able to attract, develop and retain a high-performance and future-ready workforce. EdCast’s offerings include its Talent Experience Platform, Spark for SMBs, EdCast Marketplace and MyGuide Digital Adoption Platform. EdCast is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer award recipient.
Zenefits helps thousands of small and mid-size companies drive performance by streamlining people operations: the workforce, compliance and performance issues that are the difference between success and failure. Zenefits' People Operations Platform delivers the most comprehensive, easy to use, mobile HR experience on the market. Its HR, Benefits, Payroll, Wellness, Engagement, Performance and People Analytics apps are intuitive and interoperable. Combined with advisory services and tightly integrated partner apps, Zenefits enables better business agility and performance for emerging businesses.