CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS

Udemy Partners With MultiChoice Group to Empower Customers with Skills Advancement and Development Opportunities

Udemy | December 07, 2021

Skills Advancement and Development Opportunities
In a move to empower customers across the African continent with impactful and functional skills, Udemy, a global leader in online learning, is partnering with MultiChoice Group, Africa’s leading entertainment provider, to provide access to thousands of high-quality courses to enable MultiChoice customers to invest in their personal and professional development.

The Udemy marketplace, with thousands of up-to-date courses in dozens of languages, provides the tools learners, instructors, and enterprises need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Millions of people learn on Udemy from real-world experts on topics ranging from programming and data science, to team building, learning a new language, and business leadership.

For years, MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv platforms have provided viewers with world-class edutainment, with content catering to personal growth for all ages. In addition to sports, local programming, news and general entertainment, MultiChoice customers can access educational content on Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, History Channel, DaVinci Kids, BBC and more.

While their respective platforms are distinct, MultiChoice and Udemy have a shared mission of providing a vast range of accessible content that enriches the lives of a broad audience with diverse interests and needs. This fitting collaboration will serve all of MultiChoice’s customers, particularly those with a passion for learning.

“As a global learning platform, our mission is to provide access and create new opportunities for learners around the world, across a wide range of content areas and at all levels of expertise. MultiChoice has a long history of prioritizing learning, and we’re proud to be working with them to unlock new possibilities for learners across the continent.”

Llibert Argerich, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Udemy

“We’re very excited to partner with an innovative and purposeful platform like Udemy, especially as the world shifts to an online learning future,” says Fhulufhelo Badugela, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Africa. “We are constantly seeking ways to enrich and progress the lives of our valued customers and tapping into learning and development is a natural next step. Investing in the future of our continent is a top priority and we are proud to be able to collaborate with another platform that values the accessible advancement of our customers as much as we do.”

MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv customers can begin their learning journey by registering and enrolling in affordable courses that suit their learning requirements.

About Udemy
Udemy's mission is to create new possibilities for people and organizations everywhere by connecting them to the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a changing world. The Udemy marketplace platform, with thousands of up-to-date courses in dozens of languages, provides the tools learners, instructors, and enterprises need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Millions of people learn on Udemy from real-world experts in topics ranging from programming and data science to leadership and team building. For companies, Udemy Business offers an employee training and development platform with subscription access to thousands of courses, learning analytics, and the ability to host and distribute their own content. Udemy Business customers include Glassdoor, On24, The World Bank, and Volkswagen. Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco with hubs in Ankara, Turkey; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Mountain View, California; Denver, Colorado; Dublin, Ireland; Melbourne, Australia; New Delhi, India; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

About MultiChoice Group
MultiChoice Group (MCG), which listed in the Main Board of the JSE on 27 February 2019, is one of the fastest-growing video entertainment providers globally, delivering entertainment products and services to 20.1m households across 50 countries on the African continent. Its track record of more than 30 years is reflective of a commitment to provide audiences with only the best local, sport and international content. MCG’s strong partnerships with distributors, installers and telecommunication companies, along with its well-established payment solutions, competitive pricing and choice of viewership packages continue to secure its place in the global market, while also providing solutions unique to the African market. Its direct-to-home (DTH), digital terrestrial television (DTT) and over-the-top (OTT) solutions enable the business to stay relevant and aligned to changing consumer habits while capturing new markets.

Content is at the very core of the business. MCG aims to deliver quality content anywhere, anytime and on any device through a comprehensive video entertainment offering at different price points. As pioneers in African video entertainment, MCG plays an important role in making information and entertainment easily accessible to Africans. MCG aims to secure content rights in a manner that is cost-effective and reflective of the diversity of its audiences. Its substantial portfolio includes award-winning local content (a key differentiator in its service offering), a leading sports offering (including production capabilities) and access to international content, which is all shared on the group’s platforms: DStv, GOtv, Showmax, M-Net and SuperSport.

MCG has superior technology capability through the security solutions that Irdeto, its technology company, brings to the group. These solutions enable MultiChoice to protect its investment, create new offerings and combat cybercrime. With 50 years’ expertise in software security, Irdeto’s software security solutions and cyber services protect over 5bn devices and applications for some of the world’s best brands.

Spotlight

In this video, we preview the lessons in the "Understanding U.S. Higher Education" section of GoStudy's “Prepare” course, which focuses on the U.S. higher education system, different types of colleges and universities, how to choose the best school, and preparing for application.

Spotlight

In this video, we preview the lessons in the "Understanding U.S. Higher Education" section of GoStudy's “Prepare” course, which focuses on the U.S. higher education system, different types of colleges and universities, how to choose the best school, and preparing for application.

Related News

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Anthology Completes Merger with Blackboard, Launches Next Chapter in EdTech

Blackboard Inc. | October 26, 2021

Anthology, a leading provider of higher education software solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, and Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, today completed their previously announced merger.By bringing Blackboard and Anthology together, the combination will create the most comprehensive and modern EdTech ecosystem at a global scale for education. The company is uniquely positioned to enable deeper insights about the learner so that institutions can deliver unmatched personalized experiences and outcomes across the full learner lifecycle. The parent company of the newly combined organization will be Anthology, with the Blackboard name continuing as an integral part of its brand portfolio. The Anthology brand represents the collection of the best and signifies the continued focus on creating the next chapter in EdTech. The company will tap its leading global position -- with more than 150 million users across 80 countries -- and a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions, to enable institutions to remove the historical barriers between administrative and learning ecosystems and drive learner and institutional success. Led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Milton, a team of top-tier executives has been identified across both organizations to lead the combined company. The company's headquarters will be in Boca Raton, Florida. The company also will maintain its global facility footprint including the main Blackboard office in Reston, Virginia. "The closing of the transaction represents the next chapter for Anthology and Blackboard as our collective offerings can deliver unmatched personalized experiences and insights across the full learner lifecycle," said Milton. "Our combined broad set of capabilities – including teaching and learning, student information systems, enterprise resource planning, community engagement, student success and student engagement – will provide our clients with a full suite of enterprise-level products and services that enable institutions to not only focus on data-driven decisions but completely transform both student and institutional success." Clients across higher education, K-12 schools, government and business sectors of the combined companies will benefit from: Accelerated Investments and Innovation in Current Solutions: Anthology will continue to support the solutions of both companies with key strategic investments and a focus on accelerating innovation. It also will ensure that the various solutions integrate to a heterogeneous EdTech ecosystem. The World's Largest Modern EdTech Ecosystem and Expanded Portfolio of Solutions: Clients will have access to an expanded product portfolio and global reach to meet institutions' learning and administrative needs. A Commitment to Privacy, Security and Openness: Ensuring the privacy and security of clients' data is a foundational principle and the combined company will continue to meet the high privacy standards globally. The combined company believes openness is a critical element for innovation and will continue to integrate and connect with other solutions. "With this combination, Anthology is poised to accelerate the data-driven higher ed ecosystem that the market has been demanding. Under the leadership of Jim Milton and the company's proven senior leadership team, Anthology will serve as an industry force to improve outcomes for students and institutions and ensure the advancement of connected knowledge." Ramzi Musallam, CEO and Managing Partner of Veritas Capital The combined entity is majority owned by Veritas Capital ("Veritas"), a longstanding technology investor with a focus on companies operating at the intersection of technology and government. Leeds Equity Partners ("Leeds"), a private equity firm focused exclusively on partnering with companies in the Knowledge Industries, holds a minority stake in the company as well as Providence Equity Partners LLC ("Providence"), Blackboard's previous majority owner. Milbank LLP acted as legal advisor to Anthology and Veritas. Deutsche Bank served as financial advisor to Blackboard, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP acted as legal advisor to Blackboard. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP acted as legal advisor to Providence. About Anthology Anthology exists to help higher education advance and thrive using modern cloud technology and services that keep the learner at the forefront. Drawing on a fully connected data experience, Anthology solutions create operational efficiencies, provide intelligence for staff and administrators, and empower institutional leaders to support and guide students on a path to success. The full suite covers admission and enrollment management; student success and retention; institutional and learning effectiveness; alumni and advancement; and enterprise applications and infrastructure, offering solutions to the challenges facing campuses today. Working with more than 2,000 colleges and institutions in over 30 countries, Anthology is constantly discovering new ways to revolutionize higher education. About Blackboard Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. We connect a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning. Our mission is to advance learning together with the world's education community, so that all learners, educators and institutions can realize their goals today and prepare for tomorrow. About Veritas Capital Veritas is a longstanding technology investor with a focus on companies operating at the intersection of technology and government. The firm invests in companies that provide critical products, software, and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. Veritas seeks to create value by strategically transforming the companies in which it invests through organic and inorganic means. Leveraging technology to make a positive impact across vitally important areas, such as healthcare, education, and national security, is core to Veritas. We are proud stewards of national assets, improving the quality of healthcare while reducing cost, advancing our educational system, and protecting our nation and allies. About Providence Equity Partners Providence Equity Partners is a premier global private equity firm with approximately $45 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm's inception in 1989, Providence has invested in over 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software and services industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, RI, and also has offices in New York and London. About Leeds Equity Partners Leeds Equity Partners is a New York-based private equity firm dedicated exclusively to partnering with management teams in the education, training and information services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The firm was founded in 1993 and currently manages $3.9 billion of capital across a broad spectrum of companies within the Knowledge Industries. Leeds Equity seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create long-term value for its partner companies.

Read More

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Mediabistro Expands Its Online Educational Offering

Mediabistro | April 22, 2021

Mediabistro, the main vocation local area in the media business, declares the dispatch of an extended online instructive contribution. The new assistance incorporates online workshops intended to give members a multi-meeting vivid experience that consolidates expertise improvement, instructing, motivation, and expert organization development. This incorporates the forthcoming How To Pitch course, what begins on April 21. The How To Pitch course is intended to help independent essayists and substance makers access new independent work openings and advance their vocations. The program highlights online meetings drove by experienced experts including: publicist, supervisor, and composing educator Dana Sitar; writer and National Magazine Award finalist Steve Friedman; way of life author, live host, and ex-advertiser Leila Najafi; and essayist and independent business mentor Jennifer Billock. Members will likewise get criticism from a program mentor, and have the chance to create contributing techniques little gatherings. The new workshop design denotes the venture into individually online courses for Mediabistro, notwithstanding the courses and other substance solely accessible under the organization's MBU enrollment membership. "One of our essential objectives for 2021 is to convey more adaptable training model to our local area," said Chris Johnson, CEO of Mediabistro. "We're hoping to deliver online courses under a few new arrangements this year." Instruction and occasions have for quite some time been a critical piece of the Mediabistro offering to its local area. The current extension denotes the organization's work to convey more online substance and systems administration openings, made more basic by the current limitations to in-person social affairs. ABOUT MEDIABISTRO Mediabistro is a vocation advancement stage for media and other computerized experts, extending to a one-stop employment opportunity board and occupation suggestions motor, alongside a superior participation including admittance to web based learning recordings and different advantages. Mediabistro was established in New York in 1999, turning into the main vocations local area for those working in distributing and other media-related callings. Clients incorporate an assorted arrangement of associations hoping to enlist content, advertising, online media, and plan ability – including the biggest media organizations on the planet.

Read More

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

EduTech is a new service from AvePoint that aims to develop higher education technology.

prnewswire | February 28, 2021

AvePoint, Inc., one of the biggest Microsoft 365 information the board arrangements suppliers, reported today the worldwide dispatch of AvePoint EduTech. The Singapore fused organization will flaunt one the primary all encompassing SaaS schooling the executives frameworks straightforwardly incorporated with Microsoft 365 for instructive establishments and business organizations with preparing and accreditation needs. The EduTech stage, comprises of three reciprocal programming as-a-administration arrangements that utilization Microsoft 365 as their establishment: Educational programs: A learning the executives framework incorporated straightforwardly with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams that develops cooperation and empowers understudies to learn whenever, anyplace, on any gadget. Examena: A test the board framework that utilizes facial acknowledgment, AI hostile to swindle frameworks and crisis disconnected mode alongside other cutting edge innovations to guarantee online tests are secure and reasonable. The arrangement likewise smoothes out the test interaction—from the coordinations of orchestrating a testing scene to mechanized checking—for both on the web and actual tests. Vitae: A CRM and interchanges arrangement that coordinates straightforwardly with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Vitae modernizes and smoothes out how organizations of higher learning (IHLs) target, impart, gauge and deal with the long lasting connections of planned understudies, graduated class, givers, business accomplices and other key partners. "Higher education deserves better technology solutions. Exam solutions are simplistic; learning management solutions lack strong mobile-first, online collaboration functionality; and universities have been forced to patch together numerous disparate marketing tools to execute what should be simple student and alumni communication related tasks," said Dr. Tianyi Jiang, CEO and co-founder, AvePoint. "EduTech will disrupt this status quo by taking Microsoft 365 and combining it with some of the most advanced technologies all tailored to the needs of higher education. It really is a holistic education technology modernization-as-a-service offering."

Read More