Corporate Learning Systems
PRnewswire | July 07, 2023
TutorMe, an online tutoring solution from leading digital learning company GoGuardian, today announced it has conducted over one million live student tutoring sessions. TutorMe was founded in 2015 with a commitment to improve educational equity through personalized learning support offered at no cost to students, and this milestone reflects the significant impact TutorMe is making to support students through one-on-one engagement.
TutorMe provides high-impact, personalized tutoring for learners across the country, partnering with schools to provide 24/7 on-demand online tutoring to students across all grade levels. Through TutorMe's platform, students connect with a tutor to collaborate in real-time during live sessions, with the option to engage face-to-face in a safe digital environment. This type of differentiated, one-on-one learning is more essential than ever, especially in the wake of pandemic-related unfinished learning, where recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show many students across the US continue to score below pre-pandemic levels.
"Tutoring is a valuable tool when it comes to personalized student learning and meeting students where they are to close learning gaps," said Mariana Aguilar, Vice President of Education at GoGuardian. "We're proud to reach one million live sessions, a milestone that serves as a representation of our commitment to building equitable, effective digital solutions for classrooms."
TutorMe helps teachers maintain differentiated instruction via a scalable, trusted platform that works for all students across subjects. It operates at no cost to students, making it an equitable and inclusive solution accessible to all learners.
"We use TutorMe because it supports both our teachers and students," said Dr. Lisa Stanley, Superintendent, North Texas Collegiate Academy. "Our teachers are able to provide differentiated learning experiences in real time for students of all levels, who are then able to ask questions, clarify important concepts, or even pursue extra work based on their academic interests. On average, our students who accessed TutorMe last year progressed 9 percent more than students who did not."
Through TutorMe, tutors and students use opt-in audio and video features, virtual whiteboards, text and code editors, and screen sharing to gain deeper understanding, ultimately improving learning outcomes and increasing equity in schools. Students are also able to work with writing experts through the Writing Lab, getting valuable, prompt feedback on essays and other assignments. This milestone comes on the heels of TutorMe's release of the RAISE approach, a 5-step framework that translates the learning science of tutoring best practices into clear guidelines tutors can apply.
GoGuardian aims to help all learners feel ready and inspired to solve the world's greatest challenges by combining the best in learning and science technology across every part of the learning journey. Our award-winning system of educational tools, which includes Giant Steps, Pear Deck, and GoGuardian Teacher for learning engagement; Edulastic for formative assessments; TutorMe for virtual on-demand tutoring; and GoGuardian Admin and Beacon to support student safety, is purpose-built for K-12 and trusted by school leaders to promote effective teaching and equitable engagement while empowering educators to help keep students safe.
Businesswire | August 10, 2023
Flatiron School, a global provider of technical education, introduced an innovative AI-powered chatbot designed to enhance learning experiences across their software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design courses.
Flatiron Schools chatbot comes at a critical time, where demand for adaptive learning and general AI fluency is at an all-time high. Embedded into learning materials so it has an awareness of the curriculum, this 24/7 learning aid is focused on facilitating independent thinking and will support students with a more personalized experience. The chatbot will make use of analogies, diagrams, and code challenges, helping students better understand complex concepts and hone problem-solving skills. Additionally, the chatbot will allow students to interact in their native language.
The chatbot is a value-add to Flatiron School’s existing support system, so students will still have the opportunity to connect with a live, dedicated technical coach during regular office hours.
Chatbot benefits include: • 24/7 Access. A complement to regular live support, students have access to the chatbot round-the-clock, allowing them to study on their own schedule, irrespective of time zone. • Multilingual Support. Students can facilitate chat in their native language, breaking down language barriers and fostering deeper understanding of course material. • Learning Assistance. Common roadblocks and questions are promptly addressed; students can overcome challenges and grasp difficult subjects quickly.
“Flatiron School has always been committed to dynamic learning, flexing our courses and instruction based on individuals' unique styles and needs. The chatbot is another resource for student success and aligns with our vision to foster a holistic and inclusive learning environment,” said Pete Barth, Chief Product Officer.
About Flatiron School
Since 2012, Flatiron School has been an education innovator, training over 10,000 graduates in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design. Flatiron School works with students, universities and colleges, and industry-leading companies around the world to provide essential technical training. When it comes to landing a job, Flatiron School graduates have a proven track record of success thanks to experienced instructors and dedicated career coaches.
PRnewswire | July 27, 2023
StraighterLine, a creator of affordable, flexible and career-aligned postsecondary courses and credentials that serves over 150,000 learners per year, announced today the appointment of Allison Lesser as vice president of digital marketing. With a track record of successfully leading branding and digital and omni-channel marketing for education, consumer and media brands for more than 20 years, Lesser joins the company after spending more than a decade in branding, digital marketing and user experience leadership roles at education technology companies.
"Allison's extensive experience in education technology and her passion for making education and training more accessible align perfectly with StraighterLine's vision," said Heather Combs, CEO of StraighterLine. "We are thrilled to have her join our team and lead our digital marketing efforts. Her expertise and leadership will drive our mission forward and help us reach even more learners around the world."
In her new role, Lesser will oversee digital marketing strategies and initiatives to support the company's growing platform of courses and new product innovations. She will be responsible for shaping the technical vision and strategy for the StraighterLine platform, driving product innovation and enhancing the overall learning experience for students.
Lesser most recently worked for The Teaching Company, known for its content brands The Great Courses and Wondrium. There, led the acquisition marketing team for Wondrium's video streaming product of nonfiction content and successfully hired, trained and mentored a team of marketers. During the pandemic, her team increased spend by more than 70% in a short time frame while keeping the cost per acquisition within business goals. Her dedication and commitment to delivering strong results in a fast-paced and evolving environment exemplify her leadership skills.
Earlier in her career, Lesser held various leadership roles in the education and digital marketing sectors. She began her journey in education technology in 2011 as the director of product marketing for online education developer K12, where she worked closely with market research and developed positioning for educational products. She also served as the director of digital marketing for Envision, the pioneering developer of career exploration and leadership development experiences for K-12 students. She began her career working in the global headquarters of AOL, where she spent ten years focused on consumer experience and driving product, marketing and content teams to make decisions based on consumer data.
Aside from her professional achievements, Lesser is actively involved in volunteer work and regularly participates in races that support various causes and sponsors two children from Tanzania through Compassion International, providing them with letters of encouragement. She also volunteers at Potowmack Elementary in Sterling, Virginia, where she works closely with the school liaison and social worker to identify ways to help families in need. A resident of Northern Virginia, Lesser has been happily married to her husband, Chris Lesser, for 20 years and is a proud mother of two teenage children.
StraighterLine is the leading provider of high-quality, affordable, online courses that help learners earn college credit and meet their professional goals. Each year, 150,000 learners take one of StraighterLine's 250+ courses to upskill into new careers or earn credit from over 2,000 colleges and universities worldwide. StraighterLine works with institutions and corporate partners to provide their students and employees with flexible education options that allow them to work and learn at their own pace.