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.
Brainly | April 21, 2023
Post-pandemic, schools grapple with teacher shortages, frustrated parents and declining student test scores. And now, we are heading into the most stressful time of the school year. Brainly, the leading global learning platform for all school subjects and grades, announces help is on the way: new AI-enabled features that provide homework help where and when students—and their parents—need it. AI-powered products explicitly developed to assist teachers will be released later this year.
These newest features build on Brainly's Knowledge Base of over 250 million high-quality and accurate answers, generated from its moderated student and expert communities. The AI powering the new capabilities, developed with OpenAI's GPT-4 technology, uses that Knowledge Base to provide an even more dynamic, personalized and effective learning experience.
Learners now have the option to “Simplify” or “Expand” answers and “Ask a Follow-up Question” and receive personalized content based on their understanding of a topic. Also debuting is Ginny, Brainly's digital mascot, who is always at the ready to guide students and parents to ensure they get the AI-powered help they need.
Personalized help for all students
“This time of year is always stressful for parents, students and teachers,” said Bill Salak, Chief Technology Officer at Brainly. “Instead of arguing whether AI belongs in education—a moot point since it's already here—let's use AI to help mitigate those stressors. With these latest additions to our feature suite, we put AI-powered learning tools in the student’s pocket, enabling them to get the homework help they need to deepen their understanding of a topic. It's about getting students the help they need when they leave the classroom.”
Learners can now ask for simplified answers to their questions or opt for more in-depth solutions that explore complex topics. They can also ask follow-up questions for more information, clarification of a response or a step-by-step solution to a problem.
For example, a student may ask, “What are organic compounds?” After receiving an answer, they may want to ask a follow-up question, such as, “Why are they vital to living things?”
“This is just the first of the new AI-powered features we are releasing as we move forward on our vision of giving every student access to personalized learning,” said Salak. “Stay tuned for new product releases that will bring our AI-powered technology to teachers, enabling even more students to benefit from our learning platform.”
Brainly is a leading learning platform worldwide with the most extensive knowledge base for all school subjects and grades. Hundreds of millions of students, parents and educators rely on Brainly as the proven platform to accelerate understanding and learning. Based in Kraków, Poland, with offices in New York City and Barcelona, Brainly apps and websites are visited by users from over 35 countries. Brainly is backed by Prosus, Point Nine Capital, General Catalyst, Runa Capital, Learn Capital and Kulczyk Investments.
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Prometric | March 14, 2023
On March 13, 2023, Prometric, a technology-based testing and assessment solutions provider, released a new test preparation solution known as 'Prometric Boost.' This solution provides a personalized learning experience, gamification, and micro-learning through artificial intelligence.
The solution empowers test-takers with advanced learning experiences with gamification for better exam preparations. It focuses on the contents which fill the knowledge gaps and assist the critical skills of job seekers. It combines personalized learning with the scientifically proven micro-learning approach and artificial intelligence. It also gives item-level feedback that helps learners review areas of opportunity for longer knowledge retention.
It involves comprehensive visual data, targeted coaching, and engagement tools for a better understanding of learners' knowledge gaps and the methods to fill those gaps to improve their skills. It can integrate with e-commerce solutions for new revenue-generating options available to clients. Through this increased revenue, they could grow the testing programs' reach, reputation, and influence. Learners can access it on their mobile through an application to study anywhere and anytime as chosen.
General Manager of Remote Assessments at Prometric, Kevin Pawsey said, "Prometric has seen an increasing need from our clients for an engagement platform that increases retention of key skills and knowledge, both before and after the assessment process." He added, "Prometric is pleased to work with existing and new clients by offering Prometric Boost as a key part of our AI-powered achievement platform, along with Finetune AI test development and AI remote proctoring. Prometric is committed to bringing innovation to the assessment industry, in addition to constantly improving our core assessment and test development services."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Prometric, an IT consulting and services provider for education, offers solutions for in-center testing, remote assessment services, certification, licensure, training, computer-based testing, test development, exam delivery, hybrid testing, continuing education, live-remote proctored testing, educational testing, certification testing, and back-end scoring analysis. It is a trusted provider of secure test development and delivery solutions worldwide. It produces quality, innovative knowledge testing experience for the test-takers professional development. Its flexible testing services prepare learners to become licensed and accredited professionals.