5 free STEAM courses to study online

Study International | April 01, 2020

Caught up in the COVID-19 lockdown and need a few online courses to help sharpen your knowledge? That’s where these courses come in handy as they offer accessible, free and ready to use content to keep your brain buzzing during social isolation. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics whereas STEAM refers to a curriculum where the arts are integrated. While both STEM and STEAM focus on the same scientific concepts, STEAM does it through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process. It’s a more active and engaging way of learning.

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The eLearning industry is never static. Just as technology continues to evolve, reinvent itself, and thrive (or die) in all technology-reliant industries, the same is true in eLearning specifically, and learning and development (L&D), broadly.In eLearning in particular, we have seen evidence of this through shifting budget allocations for eLearning programs, the increasing prevalence of eLearning in different global geographic markets, new and emerging trends in technologies that support eLearning, and the everincreasing role of social learning as a key L&D priority.Further, many organizations are now exploring new opportunities and experimental approaches to L&D that include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, technology-supported personalized learning, and Big Data analytics.


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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Unrivaled reach across higher education markets: THE acquires Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed | January 11, 2022

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VIPKid’s Dami Wangxiao Raises $80 Million in SeriesA Financing Led by Tencent Investment, SequoiaCapital China and Hammer Capital

VIPKid | January 06, 2020

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

BrightCHAMPS acquires Education10x, the world's first financial literacy education platform for children

BrightChamps | February 08, 2022

Goa-based global edtech platform, BrightCHAMPS, announced the acquisition of Education10x, a financial literacy education platform for children, in a cash & stock deal on Tuesday. The acquisition is in line with BrightCHAMPS' vision of providing a one-stop solution for future-ready life skills to children in the K-12 segment. 18-month-old Education10x was founded by IIM-Calcutta alumni Gyan Tiwari, Prasanna N Muley and Bhavishya Chaurasia. The company has developed the world's first gamified finance program for young children and teens from 8 to 16 years of age. The program's interactive curriculum is delivered in a live, 1-on-1 class model by finance professionals who hold CA and MBA degrees. Education10x currently offers classes to students from 20 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, US, Canada, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. Announcing the deal, Ravi Bhushan, Founder & CEO, BrightCHAMPS, said, "At BrightCHAMPS, our aim has always been to equip children with all the next-generation future-ready skills which they will need to lead fulfilled, successful lives. We believe financial literacy is one of the best gifts that can be provided to the children. Aware and progressive parents across the globe have already started realizing its importance and we are already seeing an amazing early interest from people across the world. With that in mind, we're delighted to welcome Education10x, with its demonstrable track record of achieving phenomenal learning outcomes within the financial literacy for children's space, to the BrightCHAMPS family." "Education10x was started with the mission of teaching the critical life skill of financial literacy to children overlooked by current education systems. Over the last 18 months, we've seen tremendous response from parents and children globally and now with the support of BrightChamps, we will be further investing heavily in global expansion, launching new courses in cryptocurrency and entrepreneurship, hiring across verticals and building products that can provide an even more sophisticated experience for children." Gyan Tiwari, Co-Founder, Education10x Launched in 2020, BrightCHAMPS has presence in 30+ countries and was valued at $500 million in August 2021, after raising $63 million. It currently employs thousands of educators who deliver tens of thousands of classes around the world every month, for children in the age group of 6-16 teaching them next-generation future-ready skills for thriving in the modern world.

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CORPORATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Alliant International University and Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Partner to Launch New Healthcare Data Analytics Course

Alliant International University | March 10, 2022

Alliant International University announced a new partnership with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), effectively strengthening the California School of Management & Leadership (CSML) Master's in Healthcare Analytics (MSHA) degree program. Now, in 2022, the two have partnered to launch a new Intermediate Healthcare Data Analytics course, offering knowledge and skills to improve healthcare through innovative and essential techniques that enable the delivery of efficient and quality healthcare analytics. Alliant International University and HIMSS understood the importance of developing this course as healthcare organizations are increasingly relying on professionals for data-driven decision-making to help guide them to strategically organize and analyze medical and healthcare-related issues. The course provides knowledge and skills to improve healthcare through innovative and essential techniques that enable the delivery of efficient and quality healthcare analytics. "In the increasingly high-tech era of business and the state of the world during a global pandemic, there has never been a more important time for healthcare analysts to make an impact on the success of the organization they serve and in their own life, Partnering with HIMSS brings a new caliber of courses to give the future leaders of the healthcare analytics profession the skills needed to succeed." -Dr. Rachna Kumar, dean of CSML at Alliant International University. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to open every door of opportunity, just entering the corporate community, or seeking to enhance your career, this course will give you powerful skills. In this innovative course, students will learn the following: Why analytics is the fundamental tool and enterprise engine for successful healthcare delivery transformation to better quality, lower cost, and improved customer satisfaction How analytics is used in supporting healthcare quality improvement through provider profiling (measure development, variations monitoring and control, benchmark and best practice comparison, outlier reduction) How analytics is used in supporting healthcare outcome improvement through patient profiling and population health management (risk stratification, gap analysis, impact estimate, and prediction) How analytics is used in supporting healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse reduction to improve operational efficiency How to build, grow and develop a robust analytical capacity towards a mature analytical organization to support insight-driven operation. This course is led by Dr. Frank Song, CSML's Adjunct Professor and Data and Analytics Director for the Central California Alliance for Health, will provide participants with powerful skills to enhance their careers and open every door of opportunity. About Alliant International University Alliant is a private university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) which offers programs in psychology, education, business management, forensic studies, and law. Alliant's mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership, and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. About Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor, thought leader and member association committed to transforming the health ecosystem. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise leaders, stakeholders and influencers from across the ecosystem on best practices.

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Spotlight

The eLearning industry is never static. Just as technology continues to evolve, reinvent itself, and thrive (or die) in all technology-reliant industries, the same is true in eLearning specifically, and learning and development (L&D), broadly.In eLearning in particular, we have seen evidence of this through shifting budget allocations for eLearning programs, the increasing prevalence of eLearning in different global geographic markets, new and emerging trends in technologies that support eLearning, and the everincreasing role of social learning as a key L&D priority.Further, many organizations are now exploring new opportunities and experimental approaches to L&D that include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, technology-supported personalized learning, and Big Data analytics.

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