PPG | September 07, 2021
PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has launched PPG Aerospace Academy Online, which is a virtual training program that provides users of the company’s aerospace products with on-demand access to online learning modules and resources.
Nine coatings-related courses are available immediately and cover a range of topics, from the basics of surface preparation and priming through cutting-edge technology like basecoat/clearcoat systems and PPG AEROCRON™ electrocoat primer. PPG plans to expand the offering to include segments on its sealants, adhesives and packaging for the aerospace industry.
The new, virtual training resources are an extension of PPG’s continued in-person PPG Aerospace Academy, enabling greater flexibility and access to the company’s longstanding industry knowledge base and technical expertise.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve adapted our training modules to provide future-forward means of interacting with and supporting our customers,” said Jonathan Love, PPG Aerocron commercial support team leader. “Participants are not restricted by their physical location or ability to travel. First-hand access to industry-leading resources is now only a few clicks away.”
He added, “PPG Aerospace Academy ensures that our customers are at the forefront of the latest aerospace technologies. Whether it be through traditional classroom and hands-on experiences or our new online training, the academy aims to keep participants ahead of the curve.”
PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, adhesives, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.
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Engageli | October 20, 2021
Engageli, a virtual learning technology designed to enable superior experiences in higher education, today announced a strategic partnership with Macquarie University, an Australian university and one of the world’s leading academic institutions.
The partnership comes at a time when universities are shifting to remote learning as a result of the Covid-19 Delta variant. Macquarie University International College sought a compelling way to not only interact with students studying remotely offshore, but measure and understand class engagement. After teaching online through traditional video conferencing platforms, the team at Macquarie University International College ultimately chose Engageli, as the platform closely replicates the experience of a traditional face-to-face classroom. Engageli also offers increased flexibility for students and faculty in the midst of uncertainty and rapidly changing health and safety guidelines.
The pilot program with Macquarie University International College is the first in Australia to implement Engageli. The International College will leverage the virtual classroom technology through its pathway college with students at the diploma level from around the globe. Engageli’s unique features, including flexible table seating arrangements — designed to replicate, and even surpass, a traditional classroom — will foster engagement and peer-led learning, ensuring students interact throughout a class. In addition, embedded polling and note-taking, as well as Q&A and chat functions, will further drive quality learning outcomes.
“Engageli will be invaluable as we continue to strive to provide the best learning and teaching experiences for our students. We were drawn to Engageli’s fresh look that closely replicates the classroom experience, along with the built-in polling functionality and the ability for students to add screenshots of what the teacher is displaying to their personal notes. We were also keen to take advantage of the analytics and to be able to leverage this capability to incentivise student engagement.”
Dr. Pamela Humphreys, Director, Macquarie University International College and English Language Centre
Macquarie University International College will use the Engageli platform across a range of classes, including Critical Thinking and Introduction to Engineering. With this partnership, the College will be able to provide students in Australia and studying offshore online around the world with a range of learning environments that adapt to their individual needs — whether in-person or virtual.
“It has been incredibly rewarding to witness how Engageli is helping unlock new models and possibilities of learning for Macquarie University in the midst of the ongoing challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe that our continued collaboration with this world-leading university to create flexible learning environments will enhance education as a whole not just now, but in the future.”
Dan Avida, co-founder and CEO of Engageli
Since its inception in 2020, Engageli has accelerated towards its mission to provide superior learning experiences that are engaging, flexible, collaborative, and inclusive. To date, dozens of higher education institutions and tens of thousands of students are using the platform to reimagine the learning experience.
About Macquarie University International College
The Macquarie University International College offers a seamless entry pathway into undergraduate study for domestic and international students by offering Diploma, Foundation, and Intensive programs which equip students to transition into Macquarie University bachelor courses.
About Macquarie University
Ranked among the top one percent of universities in the world, Macquarie University is considered one of Australia’s best, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. With a strong tradition of innovation and exploration, we continue to break new ground with research ranked in the top one percent in the world.
Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie University brings together 40,000 students in one exciting hub of discovery. Over AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students can thrive in learning environments that are inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.
Engageli is advancing the higher education industry globally by improving virtual teaching and learning experiences. Its premiere cloud-based, multimodal digital learning technology creates flexible, inclusive, secure environments optimized for student connections and active learning. Founded in 2020 by Daphne Koller, Co-Founder of Coursera, Dan Avida, and Serge Plotkin, Engageli has raised over $47 million in funding.
Amesite | October 25, 2021
Amesite Inc., the leading artificial intelligence software company offering a cloud-based learning platform and content creation services for business, university, non-profit and government agency learning and upskilling, announced today that the latest iteration of its best-in-class A.I.-driven online learning platform, V4, is being delivered SCORM-compliant to customers starting November 1, 2021. SCORM is the most widely used eLearning technical standard available.
"Our Amesite V4 platform now enables our customers to launch their existing SCORM-compliant courses and benefit from our best-in-class A.I. technology and analytics. Our customers told us that they wanted to leverage our superior technology to deliver their existing portfolio courses in addition to new builds – and we listened. Organizations can rapidly deliver their existing courses, courses from our catalog, new courses they create themselves, and custom courses produced by Amesite, all with the user experience that their employees and users love. In just days, whole learning and development programs can be transitioned to Amesite's easy-to-use platform, all with a single purchase order. This development helps our customers – and us – build scale."
Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, founder and CEO of Amesite
Amesite's V4 platform supports migration of SCORM-compliant courses into Amesite Learning Community EnvironmentTM systems, with all the engagement benefits of an Amesite course, including best-in-class user experience, engaging interfaces, interactive lectures, livestreaming, and video conferencing.
Amesite's V4 platform infrastructure enables out-of-the-box scalability and agile improvements that support SCORM integration. Amesite's technology infrastructure focuses on speedy transit network, low latency, quality, and secure communication to provide best-in-class delivery of SCORM-compliant course catalogues.
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is expected to reach $171.9 billion in 2022, according to Statista, driven primarily by new innovations and increased customer adoptions. According to Grandview Research, the global A.I. market was valued at $62.4 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40% through 2028, when it is forecasted to reach nearly $1 trillion.
About Amesite Inc.
Amesite is an ed-tech, SaaS company with the most advanced artificial intelligence driven online learning platform in the industry, providing both content creation and a best-in-class infrastructure for the multi-billion-dollar online learning markets in business and education.