edX | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, edX, an online learning platform, announced its extension with Amazon Web Services AWS to launch its first Professional Certification program in Cloud Solutions Architecture on the edX platform. This program provides the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in cloud architecture and prepares learners for the Associate exam of AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
edX has been working with AWS since 2017, providing more than 30 AWS courses on its platform to about 300,000 learners worldwide, based on various topics ranging from DevOps to Building Modern Python Applications on AWS. They are accessible to all professionals worldwide to upgrade their skills and learn new professional skills for the cloud-based services on AWS. With this newly launched program on edX, learners can enhance their critical professional skills in the trending and growing field of cloud computing.
President of Partnerships at edX, Andrew Hermalyn, said, "Cloud computing is an enduring and critical skill set that tech professionals across industries can use to secure and build meaningful careers." He added, "The new Professional Certificate program in Cloud Solutions Architecture on edX will give 48 million learners around the globe the opportunity to pursue a valuable, employer-recognized credential that can drive real career impact in an accessible and affordable format."
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Vice President of Training and Certification at AWS, Maureen Lonergan, said, "The scarcity of individuals with cloud skills is a major concern for our AWS Partners and customers, and hiring the necessary talent continues to pose a real challenge to the industry." She added, "Through our cloud training and education programs, we are preparing diverse learners for in-demand cloud roles around the world. With edX, we are reinventing how talent is cultivated, trained, and retained and building a pipeline of cloud talent for the future."
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edX, an e-learning solutions provider, has been helping learners worldwide to enhance their skills and potential since 2012. Harvard and MIT universities came together to establish this platform. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is a 2U company supporting about 48 million learners with their educational goals. It connects universities and companies for free and open courses, boot camps, professional certificates, credit-based micro-credentials, and graduate and undergraduate degrees. It offers purpose-driven online programs in various fields like healthcare, science, technology, social work, education, and sustainability.
NovoEd | January 10, 2023
NovoEd, the leading social and collective learning platform for deep capability building, recently announced about the nomination for The Craig Weiss Group's 2023 Learning System Awards.
NovoEd's exceptional user interface and experience, extensive data, and focus on cohort-based learning have helped propel it into the top ten Learning Systems of 2023. This announcement caps off a memorable year marked by multiple industry honors.
The 2023 Learning System Awards assessment were based on an analysis of 1,000 systems from all over the world, to determine The top 20 were selected based on criteria like UI/UX for learners and administrators, functionality, metrics, content curation, third-party content/course providers, training and support, and mobile capabilities.
Peers regard Craig Weiss as the most influential individual in the world for learning systems and among the top three for e-learning. For the past five years, the Awards have assisted exceptional participants in gaining worldwide recognition.
Craig Weiss, CEO and Lead Analyst of The Craig Weiss Group and FindAnLMS, said, “Our methodology for analyzing the capabilities and unique functionalities of a multitude of learning systems is driven by getting to know these vendors and their products firsthand." He also said, "NovoEd's platform offers the fullest cohort-based learning experience in the industry. If you are seeking a cohort-based learning system for your learners, this is the dominant player.”
"Our team has continued its investments in product innovation and partner solutions this year to equip our clients with a capability-building platform that drives organizational alignment at scale," said NovoEd Chief Marketing Officer Christina Yu.
Founded in 2012 at Stanford's Social Algorithms Lab, NovoEd is a capability-building platform that harnesses social and collaborative learning to accelerate performance readiness at scale. It uses cohort-based experiences to draw upon the knowledge of a group while still putting the learner at the center of the discussion.
Learning A-Z | January 12, 2023
Learning A-Z, a subsidiary of the Cambium Learning Group, has announced the addition of its totally redesigned Writing A-Z® product to its superior range of learning solutions. Writing A-Z is a new and improved curriculum option for K–5 students that draw on the Learning A-Z principles of valuing the teacher at the center of the classroom. In addition, the platform provides teachers with customizable, user-friendly tools that foster excellent student results.
In addition, Learning A-Z has, for the first time, made a Teacher Grant Program available to K–5 educators interested in discovering new and innovative ways to improve student writing achievement. The winners of the grants will receive a one-year subscription to Writing A-Z. The application deadline for awards is January 31, 2023, and grants will be distributed on February 10, 2023.
Lisa O'Masta, President of Learning A-Z, said, "Writing is an essential part of K–5 education and deeply connected to the instruction of literacy." She further added, "The most recent NAEP writing scores show that nearly ¾ of students in grades 8-12 are not writing at a proficient level. Because students write daily and the practice is a foundation of their educational experience, we've recognized the need for new writing tools that are even more innovative and easy to use and are committed to delivering these tools into the hands of teachers."
Using Writing A-Z, teachers assist students in the development of their writing abilities through research-based education. Writing A-Z combines best practices for teachers with guided practice for students to facilitate writing achievement in the classroom. Lesson plans that are simple to apply, digital writing and grammar practice, and continuous professional learning are some of the elements that make Writing A-Z a comprehensive and user-friendly writing solution for K–5 education.
About Learning A-Z
Learning A-Z is an emerging provider of literacy-focused PreK–6 education technology solutions. The company's products combine traditional teacher-led instruction with technology-enabled resources to make teaching more efficient and effective, practice more personalized and accessible, assessment more automated and strategic, and learning more proactive and informed. Its award-winning digital products, such as Raz-Kids and Reading A-Z, are used by more than 12 million students in over 170 countries.