Panopto | May 17, 2021
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a philanthropic local area of schooling pioneers and trailblazers committed to progressing advanced instructing and learning, and Panopto, the main video the executives framework supplier for advanced education and enormous ventures, reported today a multi-year vital association uniting Panopto's industry mastery in secure video creation and the board, and OLC's expert turn of events, instructing and learning assets to extend the utilization of video-based learning inside the association.
With the fast development in online distance learning over the previous year, video the executives frameworks have become fundamental innovation for advanced education. A large number of staff and understudies are utilizing these new video apparatuses to advance and develop their teaching methods. As pioneers in on the web, mixed, and advanced training, OLC consistently looks for new freedoms to execute and demonstrate imaginative employments of innovation that feature the proof based practices broadly utilized by staff, originators and understudies in their instructive work.
"Scaling viable techniques for the plan and conveyance of value on the web and mixed learning is brought into the world of remixing and reconsidering both our practices and our joint efforts, expanding after existing systems inside a quickly evolving scene," said Angela Gunder, Chief Academic Officer of the OLC. "By cooperating with industry pioneers and giving criticism on the use of their items in the work we do, we can give setting and viewpoint on the different use cases across the field, assisting with illuminating the creation regarding item guides that middle the requirements of instructors and understudies the same."
As a shared local area of instructors, trend-setters, and supporting technologists, the OLC fills in as an ideal space for different points of view and basic talk around how to best assistance understudies arrive at their fullest potential and help establishments discover efficiencies in work processes.
"We are lowered that the OLC is joining forces with Panopto," said Dave Neway, Vice President of Marketing at Panopto. "OLC is a generally regarded and fundamental supporter of the progression of advanced education – which makes Panopto an ideal fit for OLC's expert improvement encounters. We anticipate engaging their individuals with the best video encounters."
About Online Learning Consortium
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a communitarian local area of schooling pioneers and trend-setters, devoted to propelling quality advanced instructing and learning encounters intended to reach and connect with the cutting edge student – anybody, anyplace, whenever. OLC motivates development and quality through a broad arrangement of assets, including, best-practice distributions, quality benchmarking, driving edge guidance, local area driven meetings, professional based and observational examination and master direction. The developing OLC people group incorporates employees, heads, coaches, informative planners, and other learning experts, just as instructive establishments, proficient social orders and corporate ventures.
Panopto helps organizations and colleges make secure, accessible video libraries of their institutional information. Since 2007, the organization has been a pioneer in video catch programming, video the executives, and inside-video-search innovation. Today, Panopto's video the board framework is the biggest store of master learning recordings on the planet. Settled in Seattle, with workplaces in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, Panopto has gotten industry acknowledgment for its advancement, quick development, and friends culture.
Saga Education | May 10, 2021
Saga Education, the national nonprofit behind one of the country's most studied personalized tutoring services, has announced the introduction of Saga Coach, a free, self-paced educational training portal that covers the basic components of successful tutoring. Saga's expertise as an established implementer of high-dosage, high-impact tutoring programs targeting thousands of students in large U.S. school districts such as Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Broward County, Fla., is at the heart of the training.
According to research, children in the wake of the pandemic learned just 87% of the reading and 67% of the math that their grade-level counterparts learned during more typical years. While more schools prepare for Summer and Fall 2021, state and district leaders are planning to launch elevated tutoring services to ensure students have extra resources to make up for the learning time lost this year. Saga Coach provides school leaders with a one-of-a-kind, self-paced preparation curriculum that will assist them in easily preparing new tutors for this job at scale.
"Leaders at the state and district levels recognize the importance of addressing the major learning disruptions that have occurred during the last year. When tutoring is handled properly, it can do more than just help students catch up; it can also help them thrive "AJ Gutierrez, co-founder of Saga Education, said. "As per University of Chicago research, students will gain two and a half years of math progress in one year by tutoring. Saga Coach takes the lessons we've learned and applies them to every organization, school district, or program that wants to incorporate tutoring."
The virtual platform for Saga Coach is based on Saga's expertise providing over 2 million hours of tutoring. The online curriculum provides 19 self-paced modules on key areas that help tutors excel, such as building relationships with students and structuring an effective tutorial. Saga Coach is accessible on mobile devices and can be reached at any time and from any location.
Learning modules that comprise Saga's basic training are unlocked as tutors progress. Saga's modules concentrate on three critical subjects for successful tutoring: relationship, ratio, and rigor.
The platform has an engaging dashboard where tutors can work through the various units at their own pace, capture reflections, track progress, and engage with the tutoring community.
"The difficulties that school districts face when introducing high-dose tutoring programs stem from the hiring and training of potential tutors, many of whom may not be qualified educators," said Krista Marks, Chief Product Officer at Saga Education. "We expect that by offering Saga Coach as a free, self-paced training platform, organizations can use it to deliver quality pre-service training for their tutors. The interactive course is intended to be engaging and to offer tutors agency over the journey of learning the fundamental skills of becoming a successful tutor."
The University of Chicago Education Lab has studied Saga Education's comprehensive math tutoring model in Chicago Public Schools and New York City since 2013, discovering that it significantly increases learning outcomes for high school students. In two randomized controlled trials, students who got Saga tutoring studied up to two and a half years of math in one academic year – the equivalent to closing up to half of the black-white test score difference in one school year. Saga's tutoring paradigm has cut math course failure rates by 60%, according to the randomized trials.
About Saga Education
Saga Education is an evidence-based, personalized tutoring intervention that aims to provide students who are struggling with math the trust and intellectual strength they need to graduate high school and fulfill their goals. Fast Company added the organization to the distinguished list of the World's Most Innovative Educational Companies in 2020, recognizing it for its evidence-based, scalable tutoring program that targets students in high-need schools.
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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.