LEGO Education | August 24, 2020
The LEGO Group and content creation platform Tongal announced today the launch of LEGO® World Builder, a first-of-its-kind story development platform that gives the LEGO fan community and creative talent all over the world direct access to the LEGO creative team to develop stories, shows, and more.
LEGO World Builder, designed in partnership with Tongal and powered by Tongal’s technology, connects a worldwide creator community to the LEGO Group, who can incubate ideas, collaborate, give feedback, and option or buy the rights to new concepts. Anyone over the age of 18 can join the open community and pitch their own stories, or team up and collaborate on story worlds with other fans, writers, animators and designers on the platform.
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.
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.
TeamViewer | September 29, 2021
TeamViewer, a leading global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, today announced a newly developed solution TeamViewer Classroom that enables interactive collaboration in schools, universities, and other educational institutions. TeamViewer Classroom is available across the Americas but will initially focus on European markets as it is the first fully GDPR-compliant solution from a European global player that does not use third-party providers. This means that all data protection requirements of the Ministries of Education of the European countries can be met.
A special focus is put on functionalities that go far beyond the possibilities of simple online meetings, such as the joint editing of uploaded documents, digital boards, separate rooms for group work as well as real-time surveys within the learning groups. Through extensive moderation rights, teachers can guide interactions among participants and document the outcomes of meetings. In addition, teachers can store their documents online so that they can be used for other learning units at any time. Connecting other various learning platforms is also possible via plugin and open API.
Digitization in education is an important task. The fact that we need to make progress in this as a society has become very clear in the last one-and-a-half years in the context of the Corona crisis. With our new development TeamViewer Classroom, we are contributing to digital progress in schools and universities. Through our many years of cooperation with governmental institutions and major customers from various sectors, highest security and data protection standards are a matter of course for us. These, along with many other functionalities, have now been incorporated into Classroom. It was particularly important to us to secure the fundamental right to education without having to compromise on the fundamental right to data protection.
Hendrik Witt, Chief Product Officer at TeamViewer
Classroom is developed by TeamViewer end-to-end in Europe and hosted and operated on its own servers. It complies with all the regulations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and places a special focus on accessibility. The completely web-based solution only requires users to have a common browser on their PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and therefore also works on older devices and independent of operating systems. In addition to providing and operating the solution, TeamViewer also provides technical support.
TeamViewer is a leading global technology company that provides a connectivity platform to remotely access, control, manage, monitor, and repair devices of any kind – from laptops and mobile phones to industrial machines and robots. Although TeamViewer is free of charge for private use, it has more than 600,000 subscribers and enables companies of all sizes and from all industries to digitalize their business-critical processes through seamless connectivity. Against the backdrop of global megatrends like device proliferation, automation and new work, TeamViewer proactively shapes digital transformation and continuously innovates in the fields of Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. Since the company's foundation in 2005, TeamViewer's software has been installed on more than 2.5 billion devices around the world. The company is headquartered in Goppingen, Germany, and employs around 1,500 people globally. In 2020, TeamViewer achieved billings of EUR 460 million.