edX | May 04, 2023
Intuit the global financial technology platform that makes TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp, is partnering with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., to launch the QuickBooks Certified User Professional Certificate program on edX.org. This new program is designed to help learners master the leading accounting software for small businesses and prepare for the QuickBooks Certification exam. Intuit will provide the program at no cost to students from its Prosperity Hub School Districts.
QuickBooks expertise is in high demand, particularly among small businesses that are continuing to hire workers at an aggressive clip—according to Lightcast, there were over 186,000 job postings seeking "QuickBooks" as a skill in 2022. By gaining this QuickBooks skill, learners on edX are going to be able to join the small business economy. In addition to course access, learners who enroll in the program will get a 12-month free trial of QuickBooks Plus. Learners who complete the Professional Certificate program on edX will earn a valuable, standalone credential that showcases knowledge and skills. These programs add to edX's catalog of more than 4,200 online learning experiences developed in partnership with the world's top universities and corporations, from free courses to full degrees.
"Through this partnership, Intuit and edX will arm job seekers with one of the most in-demand skills and help close a significant talent gap in the market," said David Zasada, VP of Intuit Corporate Responsibility. "At the same time, we'll be making it possible for anyone, including those most in need, to easily access the same tools needed to become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor."
Intuit will offer QuickBooks Certification exam vouchers to students in their Prosperity Hub School Districts. This program provides course content and teacher professional development, as well as programs from our strategic partners, to underrepresented school districts that are most in need.
"Candidates with QuickBooks expertise are in high demand across all industry sectors. Through the extensive reach of the edX platform, Intuit is making it possible for learners everywhere to become proficient with this financial software," said Andrew Hermalyn, president of partnerships at 2U, the parent company of edX. "Best of all, Intuit is also making sure those in underserved areas of the U.S. have access to the same highly relevant educational resources, ensuring that we are living up to our mission to address society's critical needs by driving access to high-quality education for all."
The program will be open for enrollment on edX.org in the coming months.
edX is the global online learning platform that exists to help learners everywhere unlock their potential. edX was founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012 to make the world's best education available to everyone. Today, as a 2U, Inc. company, edX connects 76 million people worldwide with the skills, knowledge, and support to achieve their goals. Together with the world's leading universities and companies, edX offers thousands of free and open courses, professional certificates, boot camps, credit-bearing micro credentials, and undergraduate and graduate degrees.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit is the global financial technology platform that powers prosperity for the people and communities we serve. With more than 100 million customers worldwide using TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. We never stop working to find new, innovative ways to make that possible.
CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
PRnewswire | May 09, 2023
EpicQuest Education Group International Limited ("EpicQuest Education", "EEIQ" or the "Company"), a provider of comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students seeking college and university degrees in the US, Canada and the UK, today announced that on May 2, 2023, EduGlobal College ("EduGlobal"), signed an Articulation Agreement (the "Agreement") with Yorkville University ("Yorkville") that establishes a pathway for EduGlobal students who have successfully completed EduGlobal's International Undergraduate Pathways Program (iUPP) or its English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program to complete Bachelor's degrees at Yorkville.
Cam Parker, Director of EduGlobal College, commented, "A core value of EduGlobal College is its mission to attract a diverse international student population from around the world and provide those learners with a well-rounded education that will enhance all areas of their personal and professional lives. In addition, we are renowned for providing among the very best of English proficiency courses, providing international students the linguistic skill set needed in an academic setting. We are pleased to have developed this English language and academic pathway with Yorkville as it further enhances our students' choices to find the best avenues toward their career goals. We at EduGlobal feel strongly that our greatest reward is the ongoing success of our students, long after they have graduated."
Dr. Thomas Chase, Vice President Academic and Principal, BC Campus of Yorkville University, commented, "Yorkville University in New Westminster is very pleased to establish a pathway agreement with EduGlobal College that will provide EduGlobal graduates a clear academic trajectory into Yorkville New Westminster's Bachelor of Business Administration program. In an increasingly internationalized world and a rapidly shifting economy, student mobility is key to individual students' success and ability to thrive in the world of work. As an institution strongly committed to student success, we are pleased to celebrate this new agreement with EduGlobal."
The Agreement between EduGlobal and Yorkville facilitates admission to Yorkville's bachelor's degree program and includes the opportunity for EduGlobal students to transfer applicable course credits to Yorkville. The Agreement with Yorkville is for a two-year period through May 3, 2025. EduGlobal students must meet certain admissions standards and students will be supported with program-related information sessions and materials.
The Agreement with Yorkville furthers the template that EduGlobal has created for the academic advancement of its international students. As previously announced, EduGlobal signed an agreement with Algoma University for students who completed its iUPP or EAP Program to complete baccalaureate degrees and graduate certificates at Algoma University. The agreements also illustrate EEIQ's commitment to internationalization as a key element in its growth strategy.
About EpicQuest Education Group International Limited
EpicQuest Education Group International Limited ("EpicQuest Education" or the "Company") provides comprehensive education solutions for domestic and international students seeking university and college degrees in the US, Canada and the UK. The Company owns and operates EduGlobal College, based in British Columbia, Canada, which focuses on English proficiency educational programming for students pursuing academic degrees. The Company operates and is a 70% owner of Davis College, a career training college located in Toledo, Ohio. In addition, the Company has a recruiting relationship with the Miami University Regional campuses, where it maintains residential facilities, a full-service cafeteria, recreational facilities, shuttle buses and an office for the regional campuses that provides study abroad and post-study services for its students; these facilities are not owned, maintained, operated or are a part of Miami University.
About Yorkville University
Established in 2004, Yorkville University is a private Canadian post-secondary institution that has grown to encompass three campuses offering online and on-campus programs to nearly 14,000 students in every part of the country. Its degree programs include undergraduate and graduate offerings in business and behavioral sciences, social sciences and the creative arts. Yorkville University provides practitioner-oriented degree programs for developing students' professional careers.
About EduGlobal College
EduGlobal College is a private college located in the Metro Vancouver area, British Columbia. EduGlobal College provides English language programs for international students who are seeking academic and career advancement and specializes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs (also known as English as a Second Language, or ESL, programs) that focus on helping international students acquire the advanced competencies in academic English that will be necessary for them to complete their degree programs. In tandem with its EAP program, EduGlobal College offers first-year university courses and a Master's Academic Preparation Program to help prepare international students who have completed a bachelor's degree and aspire to pursue graduate studies at a Canadian university. EduGlobal College also offers students an innovative model for bridging the gap between private and public sector post-secondary education in Canada through its pathway program. EduGlobal College is approved by The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training in the Province of British Columbia.
CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
Quizlet | March 06, 2023
Quizlet, an e-learning solutions provider, has recently introduced a fully adaptive artificial intelligence-powered tutor platform, Q-Chat, on OpenAI's ChatGPT API.
Q-Chat integrates Quizlet's huge educational content library of questions and definitions with AI models from OpenAI for students' virtual learning experience. With automation, it conversationally engages students with quizzes to deepen their knowledge and concepts.
Quizlet has invested in AI software to make a more engaging and effective way of study available to students. Collaborating with OperAI, it leverages GPT-3 for multiple uses like vocabulary learning and test practices. In addition, artificial intelligence and machine learning support Learn Mode platform and provides personalized adaptive study experience for the enhanced learning experience. Fast Company recognized its learner-centric strategy for integrating AI into its e-learning platform nationally. It referred to this strategy as 'Smart Grading' in its 'Next Big Things' in Tech awards for 2022 in social good and education. It praised Quizlet's ability to "better assess a student's written response for signs of conceptual understanding, rather than solely rewarding rote memorization."
Quizlet's Chief Executive Officer, Lex Bayer said, "Quizlet has long recognized the potential of AI to enhance studying and learning by personalizing the student experience." He added, "As an early adopter of this technology, we know that when used effectively it can help students deepen their knowledge and learn more efficiently. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with OpenAI and providing our students with more ways to practice and master whatever they're learning."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Quizlet, a global educational platform, has provided consumer learning services and educational technology services since 2005. It empowers students and teachers with innovative learning tools and enhanced learning experiences. It has about 60 million active users per month. It is a popular website and educational application for iOS and Android. It is a Series C startup with the support of Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Owl Ventures, Altos Ventures and General Atlantic. With massive reach and advanced learning tools, it is influencing the education sector worldwide.