Imagine Learning | February 14, 2023
Imagine Learning, a digital curriculum solutions provider, has recently launched its new unique education initiative, Imagine AscendTM, addressing the urgent learning needs of students with disabilities across the United States.
As a part of the initiative, Imagine Learning has integrated Winsor Learning, a nationally recognized provider of intervention and supplemental literacy products for the science of reading in the teaching field. Since 1997, Winsor has offered products and services for literacy intervention for dyslexic and at-risk students. It uses the Orton-Gillingham approach and supplemental whole-class literacy curriculum for K-5 grades. In addition, it offers structured literacy materials for multi-sensory reading instruction for pre-K-12 students, and more than 4,000 school districts follow them.
Imagine Ascend TM, an initiative of Imagine, is an educational solution for special students, connecting digital curriculum with virtual instructors, providing a sustainable solution for district-level staffing, and increasing special education programs' graduation rates.
CEO and Chairman of Imagine Learning Jonathan Grayer said, "This is a seminal moment for Imagine Learning as we commit significant time and resources to serve the needs of our most vulnerable students." He added, "The acquisition of Winsor Learning, coupled with the launch of Imagine Ascend, establishes Imagine Learning at the forefront of innovative curriculum delivery for more than seven million students with disabilities. We've seen first-hand the impact of pandemic-driven learning loss and have heard directly from our education partners that they require specialized curriculum to address the needs of students with disabilities who have been disproportionately impacted. We take the responsibility to deliver interventions for these learners seriously and our commitment remains constant: to ignite learning breakthroughs, partner with schools and teachers, support families, and to deliver improved outcomes for every learner."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Imagine Learning
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Imagine Learning, an e-learning solutions provider, has been empowering educators for the learning requirements of every student since 2004. It provides solutions for early learners, assessments, STEM, TEKS, state standards correlation, digital math instruction, math fluency, quantile measures, Lexile measures, common core, response to intervention, multi-sensory instruction, differentiated instruction, WIDA correlated, early childhood education, students with disabilities, struggling readers, English language learners, language, and literacy instruction. In addition, it offers core instructions, supplemental and personalized intervention courses for grade level, and digital-first K- 12 programs.
Alteryx | March 02, 2023
On March 01, 2023, Alteryx, an analytics automation platform, launched the Alteryx SparkED Datathon series, designed for data literacy and upskilling in partnership with McLaren Racing. Disney, RSM US LLP and McLaren Racing hosted two days SparkED Datathon at The University of Texas, Dallas (UT Dallas).
Alteryx SparkED is its free analytics education program, helping about 977 institutions worldwide, with approximately 87% increase annually in 2022, and over 140,000 learners in different countries benefited. This upskilling initiative would help learners gain knowledge and experience in data and analytics operations and understand the importance of these operations for decision intelligence in the business outcomes of data-driven organizations. In addition, it empowers individual learners and career changers with growth opportunities and enhanced career outcomes even in the present economic crisis.
McLaren Racing's Executive Director, Partnerships and Accelerator, Matt Dennington said, "Promoting STEM education pathways to help prepare today's students to become tomorrow's data leaders' forms part of McLaren Racing's commitment to making STEM careers more accessible to all." He added, "Teaming up with our partner Alteryx to host a SparkED Datathon at the McLaren Technology Centre is an exciting opportunity for data-curious students. They will need to solve challenges using real-world McLaren data on the same innovative analytics platform our team uses to power our performance-enhancing insights."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
UT Dallas' Director of MS Business Analytics and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Gaurav Shekhar said, "It's important for us to build a robust data analytics program and give our students strong networking opportunities to improve their career outcomes." He added, "Alteryx SparkED has been a key partner for upskilling our students and helping them develop highly demanded data analytics skills that every employer across every industry needs."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Alteryx, a software development company, provides services for self-service data analytics, predictive analytics, spatial analytics, business intelligence, statistical analytics, strategic analytics, data analytics, data blending, data prep, and data science. It offers end-to-end automation of data engineering, analytics, reporting, machine learning, and data science processes. It empowers businesses with data analytics which is helpful for them in many business processes. Customers trust its insights for impactful business outcomes worldwide. With its software data, enterprises solve complex problems, saving their mundane data preparation work, distribution, and time.
edX | February 08, 2023
On February 7, 2023, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and edX, a major global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., announced a new partnership to boost SMU's current offerings in data science on edX.org. SMU plans to introduce two new Professional Certificate programs focusing on data science in the spring of 2023. In addition, SMU has renewed its contract with 2U for its online Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) program through 2027.
Since commencing its partnership with 2U in 2014, SMU has provided many online learning options that have played a significant role in the institution's ongoing strategic plan. The university also introduced a credit waiver last year that allows learners with a bachelor's degree to apply for credit towards the MSDS program after completing its data science boot camp available on edX. The addition of Professional Certificate programs gives students opportunities to acquire valuable skills.
Data scientists are in high demand in the United States. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, data scientist employment is expected to increase by 36 percent from 2021 to 2031, resulting in approximately 13,500 job openings annually. More than 500 students have graduated from the MSDS program to date, and over 1,400 students have cleared its data science boot camp.
Andrew Hermalyn, President of Partnerships at edX, shared, "edX and SMU are mission-aligned in recognizing the need for innovative and affordable educational programs that serve the evolving needs of learners and employers." He added, "As the need for data scientists continues to grow, programs like those offered by SMU will play a key role in developing, upskilling, and reskilling talent."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, edX is a global online learning platform designed to help all learners realize their full potential. The company has united over 40 million learners, many of the world's top-ranked universities, and industry leaders on a global online learning platform that assists learners at every stage. It provides thousands of open and free courses, professional certifications, boot camps, credit-bearing micro-credentials, and undergraduate and graduate degrees across several disciplines. The organization is ceaselessly working towards a world where every learner can access education, regardless of cost or location.