AJC Advocacy Anywhere Offers Robust Online Education, Diplomacy Programs

prnewswire | March 29, 2020

The number of individuals worldwide watching American Jewish Committee (AJC) Advocacy Anywhere programming is growing as the Coronavirus pandemic compels many across the United States and in countries around the world to stay in their homes. The new online initiative, accessible via Zoom and Facebook, has so far attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers in just the first 10 days alone. "Continuing to engage people across the United States and around the world is vital to AJC's mission. With considerable experience in utilizing communications technologies and a social media platform of 2.3 million followers, AJC was able to pivot quickly from traditional in-person diplomacy and educational advocacy work to online interaction," said AJC CEO David Harris.

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What do the students themselves expect, in terms of how video will play a part in their education? Unsurprisingly for a generation raised on YouTube, they expect a lot. 82% of respondents viewed students’ expectations for how much video should be part of their learning experience as increasing. 17% thought it was holding steady. How Age/Stage of Learning Affects Expectations Interestingly, the farther along in the educational process an institution is, the more likely they are to see student demand for video increasing. 72% of primary/secondary schools see their students’ expectations as rising, while 87% of graduate schools report increasing expectations.


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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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ONLINE EDUCATION

Chegg, the Leading Online Learning Platform, Launches the Center for Digital Learning

Chegg | May 23, 2022

Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student-first connected learning platform, announced the launch of the Center for Digital Learning, which aims to support educators and drive excellence across online, in-person, and hybrid learning modalities. The Center will provide educators with relevant content, tools, and resources to help them navigate the intersection of technology and higher education, including best practices for engaging students in online learning environments, strategies for effective assessments, and professional development resources for educators. It also will commission original research designed to deepen the education community’s understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and impact of digital tools and online support services. “The higher education landscape is transforming, driven by the evolving needs of the modern student and advances in technology and innovations. Together, these are opening exciting new avenues to serve students and advance learning, But in order to meet this moment, the academic and edtech communities must work together to share knowledge and ideas in support of students. Through the Center, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the future of lifelong learning both inside and outside the classroom.” -Candace Sue, Head of Academic Relations at Chegg Chegg’s Academic Advisory Board, a group of senior academic leaders, will support the Center’s work by providing critical perspectives on how universities and Chegg can partner to serve today’s students. The board recently welcomed its first student advisor, Ranen Miao, a student leader at Washington University. As part of Chegg’s commitment to the Center, Chegg will contribute to the discourse around the future of higher education through the sponsorship of a new podcast series, Higher Ed Spotlight. Hosted by veteran journalist and higher education policy expert Ben Wildavsky, the series features conversations with the visionaries, academics, and innovators on the frontlines shaping the future of learning. Guests will share their provocative perspectives on what is, and is not, working in higher education today and discuss some of the sector’s most pressing questions, including why students’ needs are changing, how technology is reinventing learning, and what institutions need to do to respond. Episodes feature discussions with: Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, who discusses the challenges facing non-traditional students, including who is being failed by the status quo in education and why the sector struggles to drive social mobility. Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal discusses how the Biden administration aims to make college more accessible. Dr. Mildred Garcia, President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, reveals her experiences as a first-generation college student, the value of state schools vis-a-vis the Ivy League and how universities can embrace online learning. Dr. Charles Isbell, Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, addresses how the university experience is changing for both students and professors, how technology is reinventing student services and why computer science needs diversity if it is to solve the problems of tomorrow. Dr. Ann Kirschner, digital media pioneer, author, university professor at CUNY and former Dean of Macaulay Honors College, explores the relevance of liberal arts to working life, what the public and private sectors can learn from each other, and whether long-established universities have the ability and incentive to change. The podcast is produced by Antica Productions. The first five episodes of Higher Ed Spotlight are available on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast streaming services. About Chegg: Millions of people all around the world Learn with Chegg. Our mission is to improve learning and learning outcomes by putting students first. We support life-long learners starting with their academic journey and extending into their careers. The Chegg platform provides products and services to support learners to help them better understand their academic course materials, and also provides personal and professional development skills training, to help them achieve their learning goals. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.

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ONLINE EDUCATION

Vasta acquires Phidelis, a complete platform of academic and financial management for K-12 schools

Vasta Platform Limited | January 18, 2022

Vasta Platform Limited today announced the acquisition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Somos Sistemas de Ensino S.A., of Phidelis Tecnologia Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Ltda. and MVP Consultoria e Sistemas Ltda. (“Phidelis”). Phidelis is a complete platform of academic and financial management for K-12 schools, providing (i) software licensing and development and (ii) messaging, retention, enrollment and default management, for schools and students. Founded in 2004, Phidelis have provided services to over 35 schools. In 2021, it recorded net revenue of R$ 5 million. In addition to aggregating a digital solution and bringing in new clients, Phidelis’s talented and skilled team will support the development of Vasta’s digital services platform. With this acquisition, Vasta takes another important step towards offering a complete digital solution to K-12 schools. About Vasta Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment, ultimately benefiting all of Vasta’s stakeholders, including students, parents, educators, administrators and private school owners. Vasta’s mission is to help private K-12 schools to be better and more profitable, supporting their digital transformation. Vasta believes they are uniquely positioned to help schools in Brazil undergo the process of digital transformation and bring their education skill-set to the 21st century. Vasta promotes the unified use of technology in K-12 education with enhanced data and actionable insight for educators, increased collaboration among support staff and improvements in production, efficiency and quality.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

IBEForuM Hosts QATAR DIGITAL LEARNING SUMMIT (Virtual) to Focus on the Key challenges of the Education Sector

IBEForuM | April 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has just accelerated the growth of e-learning. This virtual conference is designed to bring together the digital learning solution providers from all over the globe that will cater to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 of modernizing and digitalizing the education sector and solve the challenges of digital learning. Our extensive research with authoritative input from the key industry figures will provide an up-to-the-minute overview of the crucial issues faced by the various educational institutions and organizations on how to maximize e-learning for a sustainable future. This virtual Summit will bring together the key stakeholders and innovators of the digital learning industry for the betterment of the education sector. You can network with other e-learning professionals and gain the latest insights from the industry leaders featuring high-profile case studies and have an interactive discussions. The decision-makers in this strategic virtual Summit are the Deputy Minister, Ministers, Chairmans, CEO, Director General, Deputy Director General Professor, Teacher, Lecturer, Principal/Dean, Education Technology Heads, etc. from Schools, Colleges, Universities, Higher Education Academies, Government and Semi-Government Entities. We also have on board speakers from – Qatar Foundation Ministry of Education, Qatar Qatar Academy Qatar University Qatar Medical Students Association edX to name a few. Some of our Key Sponsors are - Microsoft (Gold Sponsor) Ensof (Gold Sponsor) KaiT (Gold Sponsor) Lexima (Gold Sponsor) Intelliboard (Silver Sponsor) Kestone – (Virtual Event Sponsor) For more details, please visit https://www.qatarsummits.com/ Contact: Arif Ulla Director | Product Development IBEForuM +91 80 5006 0064, +91 984 511 3293, +1 347 474 1886 Event Host – IBEForuM (International Business and Economic Forum) https://www.ibeforum.com/

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What do the students themselves expect, in terms of how video will play a part in their education? Unsurprisingly for a generation raised on YouTube, they expect a lot. 82% of respondents viewed students’ expectations for how much video should be part of their learning experience as increasing. 17% thought it was holding steady. How Age/Stage of Learning Affects Expectations Interestingly, the farther along in the educational process an institution is, the more likely they are to see student demand for video increasing. 72% of primary/secondary schools see their students’ expectations as rising, while 87% of graduate schools report increasing expectations.

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