edx | December 15, 2020
edX is pleased to introduce Online Campus Essentials, a free learning solution designed to meet the needs of colleges and universities that are facing resource and technology constraints in the wake of COVID-19. Many higher education institutions are experiencing ongoing impacts on teaching and learning, and this turnkey solution can assist in implementing blended and online learning. Online Campus Essentials is available for free to any accredited institution and allows their students to enroll through the end of July 2021. Online Campus Essentials provides access to the core resources of edX: a robust active learning platform, high-quality content from leading universities and companies, and superior administrative and student experiences. Online Campus Essentials provides: The foundational components - courses, tools, and data - that higher education institutions can leverage and use to introduce online learning and its resources to their campus.
Dictionary.com | October 19, 2021
Dictionary.com, the leading online and mobile English-language educational resource, today announced the acquisition of top-rated learning management system Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients.
With more than 70 million monthly users and 5.5 billion word searches annually, Dictionary.com is the premier online dictionary, thesaurus, and education technology platform. The company's suite of educational products promotes learning for English language students, educators, and word lovers worldwide, providing access to millions of definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins as well as grammar coaching, virtual tutoring, writing activities, quizzes, and learning games.
Recently ranked among the top learning management systems by SoftwareWorld, Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
"I'm excited to see what Skillo can do with Dictionary.com behind us," said Andrew Colchagoff, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Skillo. "Dictionary.com's vision for superior learning experiences is perfectly aligned with Skillo's mission to provide the most intuitive platform to facilitate that learning. We look forward to building on our core capabilities as we enter this new phase."
The acquisition marks the next chapter for Dictionary.com as the company broadens its offerings for current users and expands its suite of tools for education and corporate learning. Recent additions to Dictionary.com's services include its Dictionary Academy and Grammar Coach™ in addition to its wealth of educational content across the site.
"Language and education are constantly evolving, and Dictionary.com is proud to lead the charge in creating the ultimate online learning experience. By leveraging the breadth of Dictionary.com's resources with the modern capabilities provided by platforms like Skillo, we will continue to create fun and engaging educational resources that grow with our customers."
Jennifer Stevees-Kiss, CEO of Dictionary.com
About Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy™, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people.
Thesaurus.com powers millions of writers every day with the world's largest and most trusted lists of synonyms and antonyms, plus expert grammar advice. Whether they're looking for the perfect word or utilizing Grammar Coach™ for help writing that essay, email, or school paper, writers trust Thesaurus.com to help them communicate.
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Tekmovil | March 09, 2022
On March 8th, mobile technology distribution and services firm Tekmovil, announced that it is expanding its partnership with the Brighter Children Organization, a non-profit that champions educational initiatives for elementary-aged school children living in impoverished communities. The announcement comes on the heels of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
Tekmovil pledged to support the education of girls at a Brighter Children partner school in Santa Maria, Colombia. The sponsorship covered school tuition in full for 20 girls. This year, the donation will support 20 more students by sponsoring school tuition fees at a partner school in Honduras. It will also cover the cost of the increase in tuition for the students sponsored in Colombia, as well as their living costs and school supplies.
"We know the impact a good education has in breaking barriers for children in impoverished areas, and with that in mind, we wanted to extend our partnership with Brighter Children. Our hope with this partnership is that we not only give these children the opportunity to continue learning but also open the doors of possibility for them. Through our continued support, along with other sponsors, Brighter Children can continue to change lives. We believe the best way to stop the cycle of poverty is to support children in their education. Developing future leaders through educational skills will allow them to overcome barriers and turn dreams into reality."
-Claudia Rodríguez, COO of Tekmovil