US Edtech Closes Decade with Record $1.7 Billion Raised in 2019

edsurge | January 15, 2020

Two trends have helped to define the U.S. economy leading into 2020—equity market milestone after milestone plus a historically low labor pool. In 2019, the Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 28,000 points, the S&P 500 Index topped 3,000 points and the Nasdaq broke 9,000 in what some have termed one of the longest bull markets in history. At the same time, employers have sought third parties to help recruit top talent or develop it among existing employees. Economic factors outside employers’ control have spurred this need for outside help—it’s hard to hire when the unemployment rate is at a low of 3.6 percent, not seen since 1969 (a low perhaps spurred by a low workforce participation rate as people give up on applying for jobs).

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While the term “e-learning” has been thrown around quite a lot in recent years, many are still unaware of what it actually means and how it can help them achieve success in both their professional and personal lives. This short e-book aims to provide an introductory level overview of the e-learning field for those people.This e-book is divided into five main topics. The first topic sets the case for e-learning by dealing with subjects such as its history, its advantages and any drawbacks, and whether it can actually lead to learning. The second topic describes important types of learning tools that are available today.

Spotlight

While the term “e-learning” has been thrown around quite a lot in recent years, many are still unaware of what it actually means and how it can help them achieve success in both their professional and personal lives. This short e-book aims to provide an introductory level overview of the e-learning field for those people.This e-book is divided into five main topics. The first topic sets the case for e-learning by dealing with subjects such as its history, its advantages and any drawbacks, and whether it can actually lead to learning. The second topic describes important types of learning tools that are available today.

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University of Pittsburgh School of Law Expands Partnership with Everspring

University of Pittsburgh School of Law | March 21, 2022

Everspring, a leading provider of education technology and services to universities seeking to build or expand their online capabilities, announces an expansion of its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Pitt Law). The expanded partnership will include two new online certificate programs: a Sport, Entertainment, and Arts Law Certificate and a Corporate Compliance Certificate. This expansion comes just four months after Pitt Law and Everspring kicked off their initial engagement. Everspring currently delivers marketing, enrollment and student success support for Pitt Law's Master of Studies in Law (MSL) and certificate programs in health care compliance, human resources law, and international business law and dispute resolution. The two new certificates, in sport, entertainment, and arts law and corporate compliance, will add to the school's portfolio of online certificates. The certificates provide professionals across a range of fields an understanding of the law related to their professional area. "One of our goals at Pitt Law is to constantly innovate to best meet the needs of students. Our online certificate programs play an important role in this, as they provide vital education for career paths that require a nuanced understanding of specific areas of the law, Everspring is helping us grow these certificates, as well as our online MSL program, with students who will benefit from them the most." -Amy J. Wildermuth, dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Pitt Law's online certificates each consist of 15 credit hours that can be taken as standalone offerings or completed as specialization within the online MSL degree. The online MSL is a 30-credit hour program designed for professionals who are not attorneys but whose work involves legal issues or requires an understanding of the law. Pitt Law's online MSL and certificates provide versatile, flexible options for these professionals to enhance their foundational legal knowledge and skills without obtaining a Juris Doctor degree. "Everspring is excited to expand our partnership with Pitt Law as they continue to grow their online portfolio with programs that serve a wide array of students, Students increasingly seek greater flexibility and choice in how they pursue graduate and continuing education, and Pitt Law is a leader among law schools meeting this demand." -Beth Hollenberg, president and co-founder of Everspring. As a specialized higher education marketing solutions provider, Everspring offers a full suite of brand development, performance marketing, integrated marketing communications, lead generation and enrollment management services that enable universities to cultivate awareness and deliver rapid, sustainable enrollment growth for their programs. Everspring's student success team helps guide enrolled students through their online programs, leading to strong retention and graduation rates. In addition to marketing, enrollment and student success support, Everspring provides a full range of services universities need to build high-quality online and hybrid programs. This includes market research and program design to help guide portfolio planning with in-depth data analytics and market insights, as well as instructional design and course development support that deliver strong student outcomes and earn top rankings. About University of Pittsburgh School of Law The University of Pittsburgh School of Law earns an outstanding reputation by virtue of its university resources, its impactful scholarship, its accomplished alumni, its extraordinary cost-to-value ratio and its worldwide impact. Our integration of rigorous classwork with practical experience—across the city and the world—helps students develop all the skills legal professionals need, now and into the future. About Everspring Everspring is a leading provider of education technology and services solutions for higher education. Our advanced technology, proven marketing approach, and robust faculty support and instructional design services deliver outstanding outcomes for our university partners, powering their success online. Everspring offers a range of full-service turnkey solutions, as well as standalone fee-for-service offerings, and innovative self-service products that enable universities to establish themselves as leaders in the digital delivery of higher education. Based in Chicago, Everspring serves a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide.

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