positiveplanetus | June 03, 2021
To help under-resourced entrepreneurs develop critical skills for success in today's challenging and competitive economic environment, three leading organizations have come together to expand the depth of content available in a free online learning platform designed to enable business success and, in turn, help spur community-based economic revival.
Positive Planet US, a non-profit organization that promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth and employment, Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, and EdCast, a leader in online corporate learning and upskilling, have joined forces to lend their respective expertise to support entrepreneurs and help them amplify their impact on the communities that they serve. The partnership adds essential learning resources for startup owners to Genpact's Adapt and Rise e-learning platform, developed and built with EdCast.
Positive Planet has a highly successful track record of helping millions around the world, helping create sustainable development solutions for disadvantaged populations, in particular women and youth. Launched 23 years ago with the mission to make the world more positive economically, socially, and environmentally, it has helped more than 11 million people leave poverty behind. Its work strives for a more equal society, helping underserved communities – independent of their race, gender, background – create their own jobs and prosperity through entrepreneurship.
Positive Planet brings new content to the platform created for the unique needs of entrepreneurs, including curricula in such areas as sales strategy and business development, growth and operations, and marketing, legal, accounting, and finance for small businesses. Adapting business models in a difficult economy makes continuous learning and reskilling vital, and these learning paths offer the specific skills needed to build and grow a startup. The success of these businesses brings benefits to local communities as entrepreneurship can provide new career journeys as well as economic revival.
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.
Ciena Solutions | August 26, 2021
As the new school year approaches, educators are looking for ways to encourage students to stay engaged with virtual and hybrid learning while helping them take ownership of their learning.
Join the Ciena Solutions Challenge educator roundtable on Tuesday, August 31 to hear from teachers on how they encouraged students to stay engaged with virtual learning, built positive relationships with students, and helped them find an authentic purpose for learning through the Ciena Solutions Challenge. Educators from the United States and India will share stories of how they supported students in developing solutions for issues related to mental health, climate change and the environment, and community resource mapping. Click here for a summary of the projects students completed during the Ciena Solutions Challenge pilot.
The Ciena Solutions Challenge is a design challenge inviting middle and high school students globally to design solutions that address the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals in their communities. Educators around the world may register now for the Challenge, and beginning on Wednesday, September 15, educators may apply for a $2,500 USD Sustainability Award to sustain and scale students' projects. Educators and students will also receive mentoring, professional learning, and showcase opportunities throughout the Challenge.
Ciena's Digital Inclusion program aims to mobilize the company's global workforce, leverage its innovation leadership, and collaborate with customers, suppliers and other partners to bridge the digital divide. Ciena has committed to fund $10 million (USD) over a five-year period on programming that promotes digital inclusion through greater connectivity, access to technology and digital skilling, with a goal of expanding opportunities for 100,000 underserved students in our global communities.
About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world.