Applitools | August 13, 2021
Applitools, provider of a next generation test automation platform powered by Visual AI and Ultrafast Test Cloud, today announced the growing adoption of Applitools Visual AI for various eLearning platforms including EVERFI, Age of Learning, Imagine Learning and more. Applitools also uses Visual AI technology for its own online education platform, Test Automation University, which helps more than 80,000 software engineers gain knowledge and training for test automation skill sets.
The demand for e-learning has increased exponentially during COVID as has the need to deliver new features and capabilities to students in hybrid educational environments. Applitools Visual AI helps software engineering and product teams validate an eLearning platform's user experience (UX) and uncover bugs in the user interface (UI) faster than ever before. It uses machine learning from more than one billion images analyzed in addition to AI enhancing data from over 130 different web browser and version combinations, various device viewports, and direct user feedback on UI defects, dynamic content, and more.
"Applitools has changed the way we approach QA, making us a faster, more consistent development team, as well as giving us more confidence in the quality of our product with every push to production," said Alex Dinari, Senior Front-End Engineer at Age of Learning.
Over the past year, the closure of many businesses and educational institutions has resulted in exponential growth of the virtual learning industry making a seamless UX vital to student and program success. As more and more businesses and institutions invest in virtual education and training, the eLearning market is predicted to surpass $1 trillion by 2027 according to Global Market Insights*. With such growth, the eLearning market is highly competitive and optimal user experience is imperative.
One example is EVERFI, a provider of online learning products. EVERFI uses Applitools visual AI to compare rendered pages quickly and efficiently at scale with ease. When designing its new common product platform, dev teams at EVERFI saw that a single development change could ripple across a range of courses with unintended consequences, affecting tens of thousands of web pages.
"Applitools lets us test almost 5,000 unique platform pages with confidence," said Greg Sypolt, Vice President of Quality Assurance at EVERFI. "We count on Applitools to help capture the hundreds of thousands of combinations that will exist across all the courses once all the courses get migrated."
EVERFI also faced problems with UX and opaqueness of the platform, making it impossible to know what users were seeing because of the variety of ways and places screens can be dynamically generated.
"How can we improve the user experience, if we don't actually know exactly what our users are seeing?" asks Marianne Epstein, Director of UX design at EVERFI. "The number of permutations is overwhelming and was impossible for the UX team to navigate. Applitools provides instant access and validation to the massive inventory of screens and the peace of mind knowing that every regression is immediately spotted across all screen variations ensuring the user experience is exactly as it was intended to be. I feel like it is a transformative tool for our UX team and how we partner with development to drive user experience."
The growth of the eLearning market has expanded exponentially in the last five years and does not show signs of slowing down. Applitools is no stranger to this explosive growth and the challenges associated with delivering virtual learning experiences. Test Automation University and its new Automation Cookbook and Test Kitchen are examples of how Visual AI is ensuring dynamic learning and training experiences that will make an impact for a lifetime.
Applitools delivers a Next Generation Test Automation Platform through Visual AI and Ultrafast Grid. We enable engineering teams to release high quality web and mobile apps at incredible speed and at a reduced cost. Applitools Visual AI modernizes important test automation use cases -- Functional Testing, Visual Testing, Web and Mobile UI/UX Testing, Cross Browser Testing, Responsive Web Design Testing, Cross Device Testing, PDF Testing, Accessibility Testing and Compliance Testing -- to transform the way organizations deliver innovation at the speed of CI/CD at a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Hundreds of companies from verticals such as Tech, Banking, Insurance, Retail, Pharma, and Publishing -- including 50 of the Fortune 100 -- use Applitools to deliver the best possible digital experiences to millions of customers on any device and browser, and across every screen size and operating system.
EDCAST | December 29, 2021
EdCast & KLD announce their partnership for the Middle East, towards skills development within fast growing corporations as a key step forward for both companies to expand their footprint in the market.
Rich learning content provided by KLD, integrated with EdCast's learning ecosystem would allow learners to easily discover, share, recommend, and learn from KLD's content libraries across the organization.Through this partnership, EdCast and KLD aim to bridge the widening knowledge & skill gap impacting both government institutions and private enterprises in the Middle East. The collective intent is to focus on next generation learning experience and providing customized content (in Arabic & English) that will help build 'a smarter workforce' where learning is aligned with purpose and delivers the greatest impact to both learners and organizations.
Speaking on the partnership, Mayank Pande – Vice President, Enterprise Solutions & Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at EdCast said: "We are excited about our partnership with KLD and are committed to working with clients in the region towards building tomorrow's workforce. Our aim is to provide learners easy access across devices, work applications and content choices to support their upskilling & reskilling efforts. This is why we are pleased to complement our offering with the innovative high-quality content of KLD".
"We are pleased to complement our localised content with the cutting edge offering of EdCast to impact the lives of the learners across the Middle East. Our social mission to upskill and re-skill individuals to enhance their productivity in a way that is conducive to economic prosperity across the region will only be reinforced with this exciting partnership ".
KLD's Co-Founder and Chairman – Consultant Monaji Zamakhchary
EdCast offers a unified talent experience platform designed to enable end-to-end employee journeys spanning learning, skilling, and career mobility. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by organizations ranging from large Global 2000 companies to small businesses and governments.
With EdCast's platforms, businesses are able to attract, develop and retain a high-performance and future-ready workforce. EdCast's offerings include its Talent Experience Platform, Spark for SMBs, Content Strategy & Solutions, and MyGuide Digital Adoption Platform. EdCast is recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
KLD is a training and professional development company which specializes in offering blended and fully digitized training solutions for both common training needs as well as sector specific training needs. KLD provides its clients with the ability to train at scale, with an enhanced training experience that achieves the learning objectives for the target audience across geographies. KLD has strong partnerships with global and national providers with different specialties to complement its offering for the wider human capital development needs.
MEDSKL | November 29, 2021
With the average total debt of medical school graduates now exceeding $200,0001, and financial stress and uncertainty contributing to doctor burnout, building financial acumen is more important than ever for the next generation of physicians.
MEDSKL, a leading e-learning platform which reaches medical students from more than 400 universities globally, aims to tackle this issue with the launch of a dedicated financial literacy channel. Financeology: where medicine, business and personal finance intersect will help medical students and new doctors improve their knowledge of personal finance and practice efficiency. Launched in collaboration with RBC Healthcare, the channel offers the next generation of physicians key personal finance strategies to help them make sound financial decisions so that they can focus on what matters most: helping patients.
"Student debt has risen three-fold over the past few decades. This is causing significant doctor stress and burnout," said Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a professor of ophthalmology at Queen's University and the founder of MEDSKL. "We have partnered with over 200 leading specialists to help teach students around the world how to be better clinicians. Today we are excited to launch our Financeology channel to address another core need: how doctors can make good personal and business financial decisions."
MEDSKL's Financeology channel launches with a series of animated lessons focusing on the concept of good versus bad debt. The channel will feature modules to educate doctors about business fundamentals, and making their practices more efficient as the cost of operating a clinic increases, while managing increased patient demand as our population ages and as the impacts of the pandemic evolve. The channel is accessible for free to students, residents, and doctors at medskl.com.
"We've worked with MEDSKL to co-create financial content that's relevant to medical students in the early stages of their careers. Many students have a learning gap when it comes to managing their personal finances. The MEDSKL platform enhances the training doctors receive at medical school to help them prepare for their careers, and life after school. We're proud to support MEDSKL and their innovative and accessible approach to e-learning, and our collaboration reflects the core mission of RBC Healthcare to support the personal and professional needs of healthcare professionals throughout their journey from student to practitioner."
Flora Do, Vice President, RBC Healthcare
MEDSKL is a leading e-learning platform that helps medical students from over 400 Universities become better clinicians. Its core medical content, created by award-winning medical experts in over 25 specialties, addresses the 150+ clinical presentations that are the foundation of medicine.
About Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Dr. Sanjay Sharma is an eye surgeon and professor of ophthalmology at Queen's University. He has authored over 200 articles and three books and has received awards from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The creator of a series of e-learning platforms, Dr. Sharma completed his medical training at Harvard University.
About RBC Healthcare
RBC Healthcare was created to address the needs of healthcare professionals at every stage of their learning journey and career. RBC Healthcare has a network of more than 1,000 RBC Healthcare Specialists who are trained to understand the unique financial needs of healthcare professionals at each of their life stages. The RBC Healthcare Advantage and RBC Healthcare Advantage Pro plans are designed to deliver solutions to address the financial, lifestyle, and practice management needs of eligible healthcare professionals who join, or are already banking with RBC.
Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 88,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada's biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries.