Inkling Partners with OpenSesame to Simplify Integration of 20,000 Modern eLearning Courses

prnewswire | September 28, 2020

Inkling, a global leader in modern digital learning solutions, today announced that it has joined forces with OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, to streamline access to more than 20,000 modern elearning courses. The partnership enables users to easily access the world's top publishers through OpenSesame and easily import them into the Inkling Learning Pathways system. "Both Inkling and OpenSesame share strong relationships with common clients in key markets like retail, life sciences, healthcare and technology," said Inkling CEO Jeff Carr.

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Kees Bol, managing director, Pearson Online Learning Services.

Pearson | April 06, 2022

Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences is teaming up with Pearson, the world's leading learning company, to deliver a set of advanced nursing degrees online, in formats that are heavily work- and practice-oriented. The programs connect learners with clinical teaching faculty, peers and real-world projects through a mix of specially designed anytime/anywhere asynchronous learning and two clinical intensives hosted on Northeastern's vibrant Boston campus. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees offer focus on an Advanced Practice Nursing Specialty. In the MSN, learners have three concentration options: The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) track, which advances training for a wide range of mental health services for adolescents, adults and geriatric populations The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) path, to provide primary care services across the lifespan The Adult Gerontology Primary (AGPCNP) track, which prepares learners for advanced practice roles in the care of adults over 18 years of age and geriatric patients in primary and preventive care (outpatient and community based) settings The program meets the requirements for the student to take the national boards for certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse within their chosen specialty area of practice or study. These advanced nursing programs are affordable as well as accessible. Students may choose to participate in the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in 24 months. Northeastern University is known for experience-driven learning. The online nursing programs will include simulations, augmented reality (AR) and the option to pursue projects that are workplace-integrated; connected to real-world, on-the-job initiatives. The new MSN program will launch in Fall 2022. "Here at Bouvé, students are prepared for a career of professional excellence and leadership through advanced educational opportunities that differentiate them from their peers within the health sciences and health-related fields, The Master of Science in Nursing courses leverage innovative AR technology and our faculty expertise in simulation education to replicate real-world situations and challenges our nurse professionals would solve on a daily basis. Clinician-patient connection is critical to our experiential curriculum, and our students have myriad opportunities to apply what they learn to real-world settings." -Carmen Sceppa, Dean of Bouvé College. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45 percent from 2019 to 2029, among the fastest-growing occupations. At the same time, the U.S. could see a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians by 2034, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. "We are excited to partner with Pearson to help address the global shortage of nurses, Together we deliver distinctive experiential and job-relevant learning experiences that position graduates for successful, rewarding and vital careers." -Deanna Raineri, Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor at Northeastern University. "We are honored to continue our commitment with Northeastern University, and also our commitment to learners everywhere, Our partnership dates back to 2007 and this is a next step in our continuing efforts to build a comprehensive and deep partnership with Northeastern to serve learners through world-class, flexible opportunities to pursue advanced degrees." -Kees Bol, managing director, Pearson Online Learning Services. Through this partnership, Pearson will provide comprehensive online program management (OPM) services including marketing, recruitment, student support and retention, and a 24/7/365 helpdesk. Pearson has worked with Northeastern University for the past 14 years, supporting a host of online learning programs from an online MBA program to online master's programs in Tax and Finance. About Pearson At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That's why our c.20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are the world's leading learning company, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data. For us, learning isn't just what we do. About Northeastern University Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-powered lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; and Vancouver—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

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TUTRRD launches an app to bridge the gap between after school tuitions and virtual education

TUTRRD | November 20, 2021

TUTRRD, an online learning and teaching platform for K-12 that focuses on one on one interactive learning as launched their an app to bridge the gap between after school tuitions and virtual education. The platform aims at bridging the gap between after school tuitions and virtual education by enabling teachers to conduct classes at their convenience and generate additional income for themselves, thereby providing personalized, convenient, and affordable learning solutions to the students from across all boards. The announcement of the platform was done on Children's Day i.e. 14th November, 2021 through a webinar with the app going live on Android. The platform has on boarded over 500 teachers and aim to onboard around 5000 teachers by the end of this financial year in March 2022. The app is currently only available on Android Play Store. "I strongly believe that teaching and learning should not be restricted to any geographical boundaries. When the educational system transitioned online, there was heavy reliance on technology to conduct classes. There was an increasing need to include the human element in this content-learning age. Moreover, the number of students were huge and personalization was becoming a challenge for the schools and colleges. That is how the idea of Tutrrd was born, where we focused on providing the personalized experience to learning that has been missing in the market." Divya Tej Pereira, CEO & founder, TUTRRD "It has always been my vision to empower teachers to connect with students and ensure they have the technology and skills to make learning an exciting and fulfilling experience. With the pandemic, many teachers lost their jobs or their salaries were reduced due to the economic halt. In such situations, it is important to assist teachers to step into their power and increase their income. We provide a platform for teachers to provide their expertise in the most convenient and engaging manner," added Mr Tej further. The Tutrrd app provides a seamless user-experience, wherein students can book one-on-one personalized classes with the teachers based on their interest areas and educational needs. Dependency on private tuitions has proved to improve the performance of students at all levels of education. Therefore, the USP of the app is the personal touch that it provides to the students in their learning experience. The app has helped rethink the idea of private tuitions, wherein the students can get personalized attention with the help of expert teachers in order to enhance their academic performance with 100% live interactive and one-on-one tutoring. The primary focus of teaching is on core academics. However, with the personalization, the teachers can assist in the complete holistic development of students, thereby increasing their disposable income. India's online tutoring market offers more than just internet-based tutoring sites; it also offers tuition services that use virtual worlds for teaching and providing personalized virtual attention to students. Growth of the online tutoring market has been attributed to several factors, including adoption of higher studies, COVID-19 outbreak, and improved accessibility to technology. By 2022, the market is predicted to reach USD 9 billion. About TUTRRD TUTRRD provides the most efficient and convenient way of learning for students by making education more accessible, affordable, and inclusive. Headquartered in Mumbai, TUTRRD is a platform that offers all Indian teachers an opportunity to conduct online classes and at the same time, help students to find expert teachers based on their subject specialization and book 100% live, interactive, and one-to-one tuition with them. Aimed at creating an integrated community, empowering and enabling educational professionals to highlight their individuality and unique teaching skills. By connecting students across all boards and highly qualified teachers through a single platform, TUTTRD prioritizes personal attention, thereby assisting teachers and students in their growth and development.

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Absorb Analyze™ Allows LMS Users to Dive Deep into the Impact of Learning with New Business Intelligence and Ad Hoc Reporting Tool

Absorb | October 06, 2021

Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS), Absorb Infuse and Absorb Create, today announced the release of a new self-serve Business Intelligence (BI) and ad hoc reporting tool named Absorb Analyze™. Absorb Analyze is the next generation of business intelligence and reporting solutions for Absorb LMS. This notable tool provides business stakeholders with a better understanding of what's happening with their training programs and how their user base is performing through powerful, easy-to-use reporting options. Ultimately, giving them the ability to measure the impact of learning. Absorb Analyze enables users to: Drill Down into Their Data: Access a set of BI widgets (maps, gauges and charts) with complete customization options to create intuitive, all-in-one dashboards for administrators, providing immediate access to ad hoc reporting and long-term analysis. Establish Performance Alerts: Obtain automated alerts to specified report viewers when key thresholds are hit through the Pulse feature. L&D professionals will be able to identify where their training program can improve and measure its effectiveness. Analyze Future Opportunities: Observe trends and use forecasts to understand possible future scenarios for learning engagement and other relevant business metrics. Unlock Data Driven Insight: Automatically generate narratives, or text summaries, that provide an easy way to understand data. With Absorb Analyze, administrators can get the answers they need to improve their training programs and operations. Make the Report Their Own: Branded dashboards and themes allow professionals to create effective reports while visualizing their data with predefined fields, groupings that match the unique corporate brand. Absorb Analyze is the newest product in an ever-expanding market of business intelligence and it has strong reporting capabilities that are unlike any other vendor. With Absorb Analyze added to your LMS, Absorb Software clients can now benefit from valuable features without worrying about having a background or expertise in big data analysis. "At Absorb, continuous innovation and our commitment to clients are paramount to our success. Putting easy-to-use BI into the hands of our clients is just one way we're delivering on that promise," said Craig Basford, EVP of Product at Absorb Software. "With the ability to dive deep into your data for reporting and analysis purposes, administrators can see how learning is driving business outcomes. Absorb Analyze's customization and powerful features—like dashboards for quick insights on learning programs or ROI analysis—give our clients an edge in today's competitive landscape." About Absorb Software Absorb Software, backed by market-leading equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe (WCAS), is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with global offices in London, Dublin, Shanghai, Sydney, Boston and Tampa. Absorb LMS, the company's flagship product, is an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System trusted by businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educators and non-profit organizations worldwide. The company's line of results-driven eLearning products also includes Absorb Infuse, the first true in-the-flow learning experience, and Absorb Create; a cloud-based course builder offered as both a standalone product and a seamless Absorb LMS integration.

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