CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
PRnewswire | April 17, 2023
Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, today announced that its flagship learning management system (LMS) Blackboard Learn is increasingly the solution of choice for institutions worldwide. The growth is attributed in part to significant investment in the product since it became part of Anthology's portfolio in 2021. This investment has driven the availability of more than 200 new features since the merger accelerated development. That feature development is powered by an unprecedented level of client input. Recent competitive wins across the globe and a 55 percent increase year-over-year in the use of courses that unlock the benefits of Blackboard Learn Ultra further demonstrates growing global interest in the new Blackboard Learn.
"Institutions are seeking personalized, data-informed experiences for their students. As they evaluate whether they have the right tools in place, they are increasingly selecting the new Blackboard Learn to drive the future of learning on their campuses," said Jim Milton, Chairman and CEO of Anthology. "With Blackboard Learn, we're providing institutions with a market-leading LMS, where client and user feedback shapes future roadmap. We're focused on delivering the best experience in the industry and these wins and the momentum they represent reflect that commitment."
In April, Anthology will have developed and deployed more than 200 significant features for Blackboard Learn including self-expression tools, an adaptable test-taking experience designed to reduce student anxiety, superior progress tracking tools, and embedded insights. Accelerated feature development is occurring hand-in-hand with an industry-leading level of client and user input. More than 60 focus groups are providing user and instructor-level feedback and 80 percent of the top client and user-identified features are in active development. That user guidance is directing feature development like deeper student progress tracking and a more holistic overview of each student. Enhancements enable instructors to monitor student progress, manage outreach to students who haven't started an activity and provide a comprehensive view of where a student stands, including their overall grade, when they last accessed the course, accommodations, and feedback. Together, they're empowering instructors to have more personalized interactions with their learners to help guide them on their unique journey. In addition to the investments in product features, Anthology has invested significantly in the tools and resources to help clients implement the solution and transition to Blackboard Learn Ultra courses.
"We've redefined the Blackboard Learn Ultra adoption journey with free, easy-to-use resources and tools as well as a dedicated adoption team available to all clients that simplify the process," said JD White, Chief Product Officer at Anthology. "The new Learn Ultra Adoption Toolkit is an end-to-end solution designed to guide campus administrators along every step of the journey to benefit from the powerful tools available in Learn Ultra as quickly and efficiently as possible."
Blackboard Learn continues to build momentum with recent wins across the globe. Anthology's LMS is replacing Instructure Canvas at EC-Council University in New Mexico; the Culinary Institute Lenotre in Houston, Texas; and at the Amity Global Institute in Singapore. Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa and Transnet in South Africa also recently selected Blackboard Learn following competitive reviews.
The wins run the gamut, from long-time clients continuing their relationship, to current institutions deepening their relationship with additional Anthology solutions, to new clients selecting Blackboard Learn to replace their existing LMS. Colleges and universities are all gaining simpler, more-powerful teaching and learning experiences to support the needs of the modern classroom.
Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning.
CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
PRnewswire | April 28, 2023
Adults receiving government assistance in the Highlands region of Tennessee now have a new way to prepare for a valuable and stable career.
WIN Learning, a national, leading developer of career readiness solutions, is collaborating with Highlands Economic Partnership, a group of government agencies, chambers of commerce and business leaders dedicated to providing workforce education and development programs to adults in the area. WIN is partnering with the Highlands Training Center to implement the Aim High certification program, a two-month career readiness training program for adults receiving government assistance who are re-entering the workforce.
"Career readiness goes beyond building academic skills. In order for learners to truly be career ready, they also need the opportunity to explore their interests and gain hands-on experience. We are proud to partner with the Highlands Training Center to give job seekers the right tools for career and life success," said Teresa Chasteen-Dunn, WIN Learning founder and CEO.
The goal of Aim High is to strengthen the local workforce by providing participants with lasting skills and confidence that will support long-term employment.
"Utilizing WIN Learning's career readiness resources enables us to continue educating job- seekers and empowering them to achieve success," said Ryan Barnhart, executive director of Highlands Training Center. "We are excited to partner with WIN to further our mission of improving the quality of life for people in our communities."
The Aim High program is a training in two parts. In the first month, participants will use WIN Learning's My Work Ready career exploration tool to complete the Essential Soft Skills and Work Ready assessments and evaluate their skill levels. Participants can then explore career paths that match their abilities, experience and interests, and learn more about the training required for those careers. Participants can also use the Essential Soft Skills Courseware and Work Ready Courseware to improve their skills. When they complete the first month, participants receive a personalized career plan and a certificate of achievement.
In the second month, participants get hands-on work experiences with employers in the Highlands Economic Partnership. Participants learn more about their chosen careers in person.
About WIN Learning
Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help business, industry, workforce and districts prepare pathways for students' and job seekers' futures, whether they are college, trade school, military or workplace bound. WIN's e-learning solutions include academic and employability skills courseware, assessments, and nationally recognized credentials endorsed by the National Work Readiness Council. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the specialized career-driven courseware and education intervention initiatives as well as career readiness certification programs.
Businesswire | May 16, 2023
Flatiron School, a global provider of technical education, launched a portfolio of new artificial intelligence (AI) training programs designed to empower workforces with the expertise required to leverage powerful, emerging AI tools.
Leading the way with their new AI training programs, Flatiron School is building on their track record of high quality training that meets the industry’s evolving needs. The programs are all instructor-led for optimal learning experience and cover topics such as machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and data science.
“Artificial intelligence is rapidly evolving and for organizations across the globe it’s now a necessity to stay competitive. Through engaging lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, learners will discover how to implement AI-driven solutions that have the potential to revolutionize their businesses,” said Pete Barth, Flatiron School Chief Product Officer.
Flatiron School’s new programs are designed based on feedback from Fortune 100 organizations and provide fluency as well as the latest AI skills to technical and non-technical learners alike. All programs can be tailored to fit the needs of any organization, such as incorporating specific industry examples, in-person or online instruction, and more immersive offerings. New programs include:
• Detecting Cybersecurity Threats With AI. Learn how to protect and mitigate against emerging threats created by AI products. This four-hour program also covers natural language processing in threat intelligence as well as uncovering hidden patterns with machine learning.
• Prompt Engineering Basics. Discover how to design, evaluate, and refine prompt solutions for ChatGPT. After eight hours, learners will have a deep understanding on how to get effective results from generative AI tools.
• Build & Deploy AI Applications. Build and deploy an AI application, including data preprocessing, model development, and deployment. This 40-hour program also covers deep learning and natural language processing.
• AI Strategy for Business Leaders. Develop a baseline understanding of the concepts needed to move organizations towards AI adoption. During the 12-hour program, leaders will hear use cases in their functional areas as well as learn how to create persuasive presentations when advocating for AI throughout their departments.
“AI is transforming how organizations operate and provide services to their clients, creating the way for new opportunities and growth,” said Nancy Ziser, Flatiron School EVP Enterprise Partnerships. “Our new training programs will quickly give organizations the latest, cutting edge skills needed to thrive in the evolving AI landscape.”
About Flatiron School
Since 2012, Flatiron School has been a trusted solutions provider of high quality technical training to Fortune 100 clients across Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and UX / UI Product Design. Over the past decade, we’ve trained over 10,000 diverse learners from all walks of life. We help organizations save time and money, whether it’s recruiting quality tech talent, an unbiased assessment of talent’s aptitude and/or technical skills, onboarding new hires, upskilling existing talent, or anything in between.