Perspectus | September 17, 2022
Starting this fall, students at the University of Charleston, West Virginia will study human anatomy in 3D, with the launch of a dedicated virtual reality (VR) lab, through a partnership with Perspectus, Inc., a Colorado-based virtual and mixed reality technology firm.
“We are excited to offer virtual reality technology to enhance student learning,As soon as we experienced the Perspectus demo, we knew this would be a gamechanger for core courses like Anatomy and Physiology, and in specialized healthcare programs like Nursing, Radiology, and Physician Assistant. The three-dimensional, highly customizable imaging dramatically enhances students’ depth of understanding. And we can work with our hospital and other healthcare partner organizations to integrate content students will see in their clinical rotations, externships, and other applied learning settings, thereby providing better career preparation.”
University of Charleston President Marty Roth
Completed in August 2022, the UCWV lab is one of the most advanced VR Education Labs in the country, featuring 30 high-powered computers with high resolution headsets to access the Perspectus VR technology. The lab will have a soft launch this fall and eventually be used in multiple programs by Spring 2023, including Biology, Radiologic Science, Nursing and Physician Assistant programs. Perspectus VR allows users to enter a virtual world where they can manipulate anatomical structures and view them from every angle and enlarged to any size. Layers of muscle, blood vessels, and bones can be added, removed, marked on, or shaded in different colors to show their interrelated parts. Users can also render patient radiology images, such as an MRI or CT scans, to view them in true 3D. “No matter how accurate a textbook or digital image is, there will always be a breakdown in communication and understanding when students are shown two-dimensional versions of three-dimensional structures. Perspectus VR solves this problem by showing images as they appear in nature - eliminating the need to translate the data,” says Erick Miranda, Chief Operating Officer of Perspectus. During early testing at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Perspectus VR increased understanding of spatial relationships and anatomical systems for 87% of students. “We are continually exploring the latest technological innovations that can enhance student learning and move our students to the forefront of their area of study,” added University of Charleston CIO Scott Terry. “With this new VR lab, we’re not only helping our students build the critical reasoning necessary to provide quality care, we’re preparing them for a future where technology will improve the access to and quality of healthcare and medicine.” University of Charleston is the largest & fastest-growing private, non-profit institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia. Based in Denver, Colorado, Perspectus, Inc. is the industry leader in VR, using its patented software platform to provide VR solutions to higher education, healthcare and commercial users.
Nord Anglia Education | November 16, 2022
Leading premium international schools provider Nord Anglia Education has announced its upcoming global teacher recruitment fair, attracting the world's best teaching talent for 81 schools across 32 countries. First launched in 2014, Nord Anglia's annual teacher recruitment event, called Outstanding Teachers for Outstanding Schools, is now in its ninth year. The first virtual event this year will be hosted virtually on 30th November 2022 at 10am GMT / 6pm CST, with additional dates in December, January, and February. Each year, thousands of talented educators around the world join to get to know more about Nord Anglia's values and group-wide education philosophy. The fair also provides a virtual networking opportunity for candidates to meet with future peers and school leaders, ask questions, and gain in-depth insight into the Nord Anglia difference in education. Candidates interested in their first, or next, role in international education are encouraged to apply for hundreds of teaching roles from Nord Anglia's careers website. What does it mean to work at a Nord Anglia school? Across 2022 so far, Nord Anglia has welcomed another four schools to its global family, growing to 81 schools across the Americas, China, Europe, India, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Nurturing talent is at the heart of Nord Anglia's unique approach to outstanding teaching and learning across its schools. Its renowned professional development programme includes unparalleled opportunities for teachers to benefit from the best in educational approaches, skills, training, and research, including:
Continuous learning and development via Nord Anglia University, a bespoke online learning platform with thousands of learning resources for teachers. Nord Anglia University encourages teachers to connect and collaborate with their peers across 81 schools to enrich their international teaching careers.
Career pathway opportunities by developing key leadership and management skills through Nord Anglia's Middle Leadership Programme and Senior Leadership Programme.
Collaborations with world-leading organisations, including MIT, UNICEF, and The Juilliard School to create engaging learning experiences for students both in and outside the classroom.
Unique opportunities to earn an Executive Master's in International Education at King's College London. Developed in collaboration with Nord Anglia, the part-time master's programme develops participants' understanding of effective school leadership in an international education environment.
Regular opportunities to move into other exciting roles at one of Nord Anglia's other schools worldwide.
"Our schools attract and develop the world's best teaching talent in part thanks to our outstanding professional development opportunities and our global network, which allows for true collaboration and sharing of best practice worldwide. Like our students, we want our teachers to achieve more than they ever imagined possible and to build their careers with us."
Dr Elise Ecoff, Group Director of Education, Nord Anglia Education
51Talk | December 06, 2022
51Talk Online Education Group ("51Talk" or the "Company") a global online education platform with core expertise in English education, announced today that the Company will change the ratio of its American depositary shares ("ADSs") to Class A ordinary shares (the "ADS Ratio") from one (1) ADS representing fifteen (15) Class A ordinary shares to one (1) ADS representing sixty (60) Class A ordinary shares. The intention of the ADS ratio change is to prepare the Company for a contemplated transfer of the listing of its ADSs from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Capital Market. The management of the Company believes that the Nasdaq Capital Market is a more suitable listing venue to reflect the shift of the Company's business focus from China's K-12 online education market to the emerging international K-12 online education market. "The intended transfer of the listing venue demonstrates the management's confidence in its international strategy and the commitment to maintain the Company's status as a US-listed company," Mr. JiaJia Huang, founder and Chief Executive Officer of 51Talk, commented. For the Company's ADS holders, the change in the ADS Ratio will have the same effect as a one-for-four reverse ADS split. A post-effective amendment to the ADS Registration Statement on Form F-6 will be filed with the SEC to reflect the change in the ADS Ratio. The Company anticipates that the change in the ADS Ratio will be effective on or about December 15, 2022 (U.S. Eastern Time), subject to the effectiveness of the post-effective amendment to the ADS Registration Statement on Form F-6 on or before that date. Each ADS holder of record at the close of business on the date when the change in ADS Ratio is effective will be required to surrender and exchange every four (4) existing ADSs then held for one (1) new ADS. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as the depositary bank for the Company's ADS program, will arrange for the exchange of the current ADSs for the new ones. No fractional new ADSs will be issued in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. Instead, fractional entitlements to new ADSs will be aggregated and sold by the depositary bank and the net cash proceeds from the sale of the fractional ADS entitlements (after deduction of fees, taxes and expenses) will be distributed to the applicable ADS holders by the depositary bank. The change in the ADS Ratio will have no impact on the Company's underlying Class A ordinary shares, and no Class A ordinary shares will be issued or cancelled in connection with the change in the ADS Ratio. The change in the ADS Ratio is a preparatory step for the transfer of listing venue. There is no assurance that the contemplated listing venue transfer can be successfully completed.
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About 51Talk Online Education Group
51Talk Online Education Group is a global online education platform with core expertise in English education. The Company's mission is to make quality education accessible and affordable. The Company's online and mobile education platforms enable students to take live interactive English lessons on demand. The Company connects its students with a large pool of highly qualified teachers that it assembled using a shared economy approach, and employs student and teacher feedback and data analytics to deliver a personalized learning experience to its students.
SeligoAI | November 08, 2022
Today, SeligoAI: The Student Experience Company, announces the debut of its next-gen edtech platform that improves the financial performance of schools and elevates the student experience.Now more than ever, colleges and universities need help recruiting and retaining students.
"Their struggles are quite substantial,Student recruitment and retention have steadily decreased in many community colleges and 4-year private colleges, and if these trends aren't reversed, we're going to see more and more schools reduce their program offerings, or merge with other schools, or even fail. We're also going to see the dropout rate continue to increase, if we don't focus more resources on the student learning lifecycle."
SeligoAI's founder and president, Dr. Gregory Jordan
Dr. Jordan understands the challenges that universities are experiencing because he has seen them first-hand. He served as a college president for over 16 years and led the University to 14 years of record-breaking enrollment. This experience confirmed his belief that the quality of the student learning lifecycle is a key driver of institutional sustainability. "We must meaningfully and holistically address students' concerns and challenges. When students succeed, schools succeed," says Jordan.
Inspired by his experiences, Jordan has spent the past 5 years iteratively developing SeligoAI's platform and making it available via pilot programs to colleges. Colleges who understand the benefit of using their data to improve strategy, operations and problem solving to support the student learning lifecycle will succeed in the modern era. Frequently the use of data in higher education is as siloed as university departments. SeligoAI turns those limiting practices into best practices by collecting and transforming data, and by making the resulting insights actionable. SeligoAI makes sense of the copious amounts of data available to colleges and universities. The SeligoAI Platform is the first truly end-to-end platform that helps schools improve financial outcomes by empowering administrators to support students across the entire student learning lifecycle, from pre-enrollment through program completion and gainful employment. "Colleges and universities will see incredibly strong results from SeligoAI's focused approach on the student learning lifecycle" says Dr. Jordan. "The metrics and measures of student learning are directly correlated to the financial wellbeing of schools and universities." SeligoAI is great news for schools that need help now because it improves student success and the financial bottom line at the same time.
SeligoAI's thoughtfully developed technology:
Is laser-focused on improving the metrics that drive meaningful improvement in school financial performance.
Is intuitive and underpinned by human-assistive technology for easy use.
Uses multimodal communication to meet students where they are and guides them to where they want to be which supports the goals of Achieving the Dream and Guided Pathways.
Employs machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform data, helping colleges and universities to smartly support assessment, placement, and monitoring of student learning.
SeligoAI, The Student Experience Company, was founded to solve the financial challenges facing higher education today. SeligoAI gives higher-ed administrators a simple and effective way to improve the Student Learning Lifecycle which extends student lifetime value. Not only does SeligoAI make a meaningful and measurable impact on the metrics that matter the most, but it also measurably improves the student experience by giving administrators a new and better way to understand, interpret, and communicate with students. SeligoAI was founded by Dr. Gregory Jordan, a former college president, a thought leader on higher ed, and an advocate for human assistive technology that improves student learning and institutional performance.