EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY | January 16, 2023
PowerSchool, North America's top supplier of cloud-based software for K–12 education, has announced its plans to open its first Middle East & Africa office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to accelerate the company's international expansion.
The UAE office will service PowerSchool's extensive and increasing customer base in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and help the company expand customer relationships into surrounding regions. In addition, the new office will serve as a hub for growing its channel partnerships in MEA regions.
Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool, stated, "As our global customer base grows, it's critical we build the capacity to help power our customers' digital transformation needs," He also said, "We are seeing strong demand for primary and secondary education technology solutions across the MEA region and are in a unique position to provide best-in-class solutions tailored for MEA education leaders who are investing in technology that will enable them to deliver high-quality education for generations to come."
(Source – Businesswire)
With over 3,000 employees worldwide, members of the senior leadership team, sales and marketing, and solutions engineering teams will be located out of PowerSchool's UAE office to address existing and future client demand in the area.
Over the last quarter-century, PowerSchool has expanded to assist more than 45 million students worldwide and offers solutions in more than 90 countries, including well-established and prominent educational institutions in the Gulf (GCC). The current clients in the UAE include Al Ittihad National Private Schools, Liwa Education, ESOL, Aldar Education, and The American International School in Abu Dhabi.
PowerSchool is the leading supplier of cloud-based software for K–12 education in North America. It aims to fuel the education ecosystem with unified technology that enables students and educators to reach their greatest potential in unique ways. The organization brings students, teachers, administrators, and parents together to improve student outcomes. It assists schools and districts to efficiently handle state reporting and associated compliance, finance, special education, human resources, talent, registration, attendance, financing, learning, teaching, grading, assessments, and analytics on a single platform, from the office to the classroom to the home.
Springboard | February 07, 2023
On February 6, 2023, Springboard, an online learning platform that prepares students for in-demand careers in the tech industry through comprehensive, mentor-led courses, announced a partnership with Washington University in St. Louis, a top private research university. Together, they will provide Data Engineering and Data Science courses for students and potential learners.
Springboard's work with higher learning through its University Partnerships programs has led to substantial growth, demonstrating the company's excellence in offering workforce-based and outcomes-driven programs to universities seeking an asynchronous e-learning partner. Springboard's partnership with Washington University is its second university partnership this year.
Subject matter experts design Springboard's curriculum and students receive one-on-one mentoring from industry professionals and career coaches on networking and job hunting. Washington University students enrolled in the courses will work on real-world projects to showcase their skills to employers.
The Data Science course enables students to learn machine learning and statistical inference to handle data and gain actionable conclusions from the research. It also trains students in Python, the universal data science language.
The Data Engineering course enables students to construct data pipelines that convert raw, unstructured data into formats usable for data scientists. Students will build data streams and APIs and learn data warehousing and modeling using intermediate SQL.
Amazon, Boeing, IBM, Perficient, and other companies in the Fortune 100 have offered jobs to Springboard students in similar programs. The courses are open to the public, and no prior industry or academic experience is needed for enrolment. Upon completing the program, students will obtain a certificate of completion awarded by Washington University's Technology & Leadership Center.
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Springboard offers online education that enables students to thrive in a world where learning is a lifelong pursuit. The company caters to each individual's unique learning needs and provides tailored experiences to match students' pace with support from advisors and mentors. It also facilitates working on substantial projects under the supervision of industry professionals to prepare for the real world. More than 20,000 students in over 100 countries have used Springboard's comprehensive, mentor-led online learning to advance their careers.
Anthology Inc | January 24, 2023
Anthology, the largest EdTech ecosystem for education on a global scale, announced on January 23, 2023, that it would support more solutions with certifications for data security and privacy.
The company, which provides educational solutions supporting the entire learning cycle, has now expanded its ISO 27001 security certification feature. After integrating Anthology and Blackboard in October 2021, one certification would combine Blackboard Learn, Anthology Ally, Anthology Student, and Anthology Reach.
Furthermore, Anthology Encompass, Anthology Engage, Blackboard SafeAssign, and Blackboard Data attained ISO 2001 certification. Complete solutions approved by ISO 27001 are also approved for cloud service security controls and data privacy protection practices.
An independent third-party auditor has confirmed that ISO 27001 certification is recognized globally for its best international security management practices and overall security controls. Thus, this certification guarantees that Anthology's security program satisfies high security and privacy standards.
Richie Rodriguez, Chief Information Security Officer at Anthology, said, "Data security and data privacy are foundational elements of the learning journey. This expansion of certification by independent experts signals to learners, instructors and administrators that Anthology is committed to delivering the highest level of safety and security. Our team puts security and data privacy at the center of our product development and management lifecycle process, an approach that ensures our solutions will continue to provide seamless, industry-leading protection so learners can focus on achieving their goals."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The mentioned products got certified for ISO 27017 and ISO 27018 as well. ISO 27017 establishes security protocols for cloud services, while ISO 27018 contains specifications for protecting personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds.
The company supports over 150 million learners in 80 countries as well as educational institutes worldwide. It provides approximately 60 SaaS products and services dedicated to promoting learning. In addition, it serves the global education community with dynamic, data-informed events that will assist learners and instructors in achieving their objectives.