Universal Technical Institute Launches Blended Learning Development Initiative

prnewswire | September 22, 2020

As part of its wider growth and diversification strategy, Universal Technical Institute , the nation's leading provider of transportation technician training, is evolving and enhancing its instructional and operational model to better serve the country's need for skilled workers, capitalize on fast-growing interest in its educational programs and meet the changing needs of students and employers. This learning model will blend UTI's high-quality hands-on training with best of breed instructor-facilitated online instruction. The learning model will not only increase access for students but will also better prepare them to be life-long learners. Students will continue to receive the industry-aligned hands-on lab training UTI is known for and the blended delivery model will allow UTI to continue to optimize the physical footprint at each of its campuses.

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The top three concerns driving the bulk of faculty resistance fall into three key areas: quality, support, and incentives. See the infographic below to learn why there is concern and how college and university administrators can address them to foster faculty support for online learning initiatives.

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The top three concerns driving the bulk of faculty resistance fall into three key areas: quality, support, and incentives. See the infographic below to learn why there is concern and how college and university administrators can address them to foster faculty support for online learning initiatives.

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Pluribus Technologies Inc. acquires Pathways Training & eLearning Inc.

Pluribus Technologies | August 25, 2021

Pluribus Technologies Inc. ("Pluribus") announced today the completion of the acquisition of Pathways Training & eLearning Inc. ("Pathways") in Toronto, ON. Founded in 2006, Pathways is an agency that supports its blue-chip clients through the design and programming of learning technologies, including live action video, eLearning, mLearning, gaming, animation and simulation along with traditional instructional design, corporate training and change management. Richard Adair, CEO of Pluribus Technologies states, "Pathways represents our fifth acquisition in the eLearning vertical and brings an impressive client base of Fortune 500 companies. As one of Canada's leaders in the provision of gamified mobile learning and virtual reality enabled 360° video, we are excited to introduce these leading-edge offerings to the Pluribus customer base." Pathways has always strived to be at the forefront of training in the Canadian marketplace, including being the first in Canada to offer virtual reality enabled 360° video for learning. "We are thrilled to join the Pluribus team." says Kurt Tiltack, Managing Partner of Pathways. "It will be wonderful to witness Pathways current client offerings both support and be amplified by the amazing companies in the Pluribus portfolio. Our collective capabilities will ensure learning successes for our clients now and into the future." About Pathways Training and eLearning Inc Pathways Training and eLearning Inc. (Pathways) is a Toronto-based learning and development agency. Pathways specializes in the design of learning technologies and traditional classroom programming, including eLearning, animation, simulation, gaming, live action video and 360° virtual reality. For over 15 years, Pathways has had the pleasure of working alongside some of North America's most celebrated brands, as their trusted learning and development partner. About Pluribus Technologies Inc. Pluribus Technologies (named from the Latin term meaning "from many, becomes one") was founded in 2018 with the goal of consolidating the smaller players in the B2B software industry. Pluribus helps entrepreneurs exit their businesses by providing them with a liquidity event when they are seeking a succession plan. The management team of former owner-operators builds upon the legacy created with loyal customers and employees, taking businesses to the next level of success.

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South American Education Program Expands Utilization of PowerSchool Solutions to Nearly 1 Million Uruguayan Students

PowerSchool | February 19, 2022

PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, today announced that Plan Ceibal, Uruguay's ambitious 1-to-1 instruction program, has expanded its utilization of PowerSchool Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning as its primary learning management system to now serve 800,000 students countrywide. Through Schoology Learning, Plan Ceibal has seen improvements in creating more tailored curriculums, student-teacher collaboration, and facilitating instruction through blended learning environments. “PowerSchool’s Schoology Learning has played a key part in helping Plan Ceibal's mission to ensure Uruguayan educators and students have access to education technology,” said Mauro Carballo, Manager of Educational Technologies, Plan Ceibal. “PowerSchool’s implementation team has been with us each step of the way for nearly a decade, and their passion toward providing intuitive software solutions for schools around the world is the reason we continue to invest in this reliable education technology platform.” Since 2014, Plan Ceibal has utilized Schoology Learning to enhance regular instruction and student-teacher engagement, which has proven to be especially impactful throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the initial challenges schools around the world faced when quickly pivoting to online instruction in 2020, Plan Ceibal was prepared for the rapid shift thanks to Schoology Learning, which resulted in over 93% of students and 94% of teachers in Uruguay utilizing the platform that year. Since then, more than 800,000 students and 45,000 teachers within the Plan Ceibal program are now regular Schoology Learning users. “Plan Ceibal’s utilization of Schoology Learning is a true example of the expanded capabilities school systems can benefit from by implementing this type of software into regular instruction. We’re proud to be long-time supporters of Plan Ceibal and their mission toward providing more technology access to Uruguayan students and educators. Plan Ceibal’s mission is a strong testament to the positive impact education can bring to communities around the world; we can’t wait to see what they do next.” Maulik Datanwala, PowerSchool Chief Operating Officer Founded in 2007, Plan Ceibal is a Uruguayan initiative dedicated toward creating more equitable solutions for students by supporting Uruguayan educational policies with technology. Since its implementation, the program has evolved to ensure every child who enters the public education system in any part of the country has access to a computer for personal use with free internet connection at school. Additionally, Plan Ceibal has grown to provide an expanded array of educational programs and resources for both Uruguayan educators and students, including training courses to enhance methods of teaching and learning. About PowerSchool PowerSchool is the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America. Its mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their way. PowerSchool connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with the shared goal of improving student outcomes. From the office to the classroom to the home, it helps schools and districts efficiently manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, registration, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments and analytics in one unified platform. PowerSchool supports over 45 million students globally and more than 13,000 customers, including over 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in over 90 countries.

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In partnership with clients in the education and charity sectors, Togetherall has been launched.

prnewswire | November 09, 2020

Driving on the web emotional wellness stage, Togetherall, has made sure about $10 million speculation from programming and administrations development speculator, FPE Capital LLP (FPE). The speculation follows Togetherall's quickened venture into the North American market, with an emphasis on US market development, just as proceeded with development over the UK and Canada into advanced education, corporate and wellbeing areas. FPE will sit as the biggest financial specialist close by social effect speculator, Impact Ventures UK (IVUK), finishing up the eighth speculation from FPE Fund II. Togetherall gives a populace based, clinically oversaw online network to help individuals with their emotional wellness through day in and day out mysterious distributed help. Dispatched in 2007 it has helped over a fourth of 1,000,000 individuals to date and almost 90,000 people over the most recent a year. FPE Capital's interest into the online psychological well-being stage supports Togetherall's aspiration of giving a more noteworthy positive effect on all who utilize the administration and will help speed up item advancement and the quantity of assets to individuals. As those looking for emotional well-being treatment face expanded obstructions in getting the help they need, with request regularly exceeding the flexibly of administrations (Center For Mental Health), Togetherall helps with separating hindrances to getting to customary, or coordinated help, just as the shame that frequently comes when connecting for psychological well-being support. A populace based arrangement with the intend to give emotional wellness backing to all, the clinically directed online stage takes into consideration individuals with gentle to direct psychological well-being conditions to talk secretly to their friends about their sentiments and encounters. Togetherall likewise offers an assortment of courses and assets to permit clients to self-deal with their psychological well-being, which is all directed via prepared specialists all day, every day who guarantee a safe and inspiring climate. Remarking on the speculation Henry Jones, Togetherall CEO, stated: "This is a truly critical achievement for our organization." "Togetherall's goal is to build a global business giving as many people as possible a safe, online community where they can offer and receive support at times of anxiety and isolation. Partnering with FPE, such an experienced technology investor, is a huge boost to our ambitious plans for the growth of our impact." As new lockdown limitations set in over the UK, an ever increasing number of individuals will encounter uplifted degrees of seclusion, uneasiness and sadness, without approaching psychological well-being support. Togetherall is all around situated to react to this expanded interest. Kevin Bone, Partner at Impact Ventures UK, thinks about the excursion with Togetherall to date, "IVUK has upheld Togetherall since 2014 as it has developed from a good thought to a thriving business helping a huge number of individuals in the UK and across North America. We energetically welcome FPE and especially anticipate working with them, and the extraordinary Togetherall group, to carry its administrations to the a huge number of individuals out of luck". Togetherall joins other innovation item focussed interests in FPE's portfolio, including: Questionmark, Masstech, Kallik and MaxContact. FPE's development capital speculation is generally into essential financing to help the business in quickening its fast development into North America. "FPE is delighted to have completed this exciting growth investment into Togetherall", said Henry Sallitt, Co-founder & Managing Partner at FPE, "this is an organisation that combines a successful SaaS business model with real purpose and social impact. We look forward to working with Henry and the team to support their growth ambitions". About Togetherall: Set up in 2007 as Big White Wall, Togetherall, is a main online psychological well-being administration that gives a large number of individuals all through the UK, New Zealand, Canada and the US admittance to network and expert help 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The administration is enlisted with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is clinically demonstrated to help the individuals who are battling with pressure, confinement, tension, sadness and other regular emotional wellness issues. Togetherall has upheld enormous populaces with their emotional well-being since dispatch in organization with customers in the training, wellbeing, corporate and good cause areas. About FPE Capital: FPE is an expert development private value speculator focussed on the product and administrations areas. It puts resources into lower mid-market UK and Irish programming and administrations organizations with advantaged plans of action that offer critical development potential in enormous business sectors that are going through basic change.

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