Higher Education Learning Analytics Market May See a Big Move Microsoft, Oracle

openpr | March 26, 2020

The latest 91+ page survey report on Global Higher Education Learning Analytics Market is released by HTF MI covering various players of the industry selected from global geographies like United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India & Central & South America. A perfect mix of quantitative & qualitative Market information highlighting developments, industry challenges that competitors are facing along with gaps and opportunity available and would trend in Higher Education Learning Analytics market. The study bridges the historical data from 2014 to 2019 and estimated till 2025*. Some are the key & emerging players that are part of coverage and were profiled in current version are D2L, Microsoft, Oracle & Pearson Education.

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The purpose of this document is to describe how schools and school systems can utilize advanced data analytics to better achieve the goals in education and how modern technologies offer new opportunities for education system effectiveness, better learning outcomes, and personalization of learning.


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ONLINE EDUCATION

UNC-Chapel Hill and 2U Partner for New Online Master's Degree in Applied Data Science

2U | November 01, 2022

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 2U , the parent company of leading global online learning platform edX, have partnered to create a new online master's degree in applied data science available through Carolina's new School of Data Science and Society. This is Carolina's fifth degree program developed with 2U, the university's exclusive online program partner. "Our mission is to create the best possible higher education opportunities for Carolina students and learners around the world, and this new offering in the fast-growing and cross-industry field of data science will enable us to meet both student and industry demand in a powerful and highly accessible way," said Stanley C. Ahalt, dean of UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Data Science and Society. Creating high-quality, dynamic learning programs that deliver great outcomes for students takes skill and deep expertise, and we're confident that our continued partnership with 2U will help us build a truly world-class experience for the next generation of data scientists. The new degree program features an industry-aligned curriculum that gives graduates the in-demand skills needed to succeed in one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. "Data scientist" was listed at number three among the 50 best occupations in the U.S., according to Glassdoor's list of the best jobs for 2022, with over 10,000 job openings in 2022 so far and a median base salary of $120,000. As more tech companies move into North Carolina, the state has also seen an influx of data science career opportunities – according to Burning Glass Labor Statistics, more than 98,000 data science-related jobs have been posted in the region in the past six months alone. "UNC-Chapel Hill's new online Master in Applied Data Science underscores our shared commitment to co-creating high-quality online programs that equip learners in North Carolina and beyond with the skills and education needed to build meaningful careers in an in-demand field,Throughout our 12-year partnership we've shown that, when done well, online learning can yield transformational academic and career outcomes, and that work continues with this new offering." Andrew Hermalyn, 2U's President of Partnerships. Carolina's partnership with 2U includes a variety of online graduate degree and boot camp programs available through the Kenan-Flagler Business School; Gillings School of Global Public Health; School of Government; and Digital and Lifelong Learning. With the launch of the new degree program, Carolina continues its commitment to digital, flexible and lifelong learning for students. Pending approval, the new online degree program is expected to accept applications for admission in March 2023, with courses beginning September 2023. About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor's, 112 master's, 66 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 15 schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina's most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina's more than 356,000 alumni live in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories and 161 countries. More than 188,667 live in North Carolina. About 2U, Inc. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc. has been the digital transformation partner of choice to great non-profit colleges and universities delivering high-quality online education at scale. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations. Our people and technology are powering more than 4,000 digital education offerings — from free courses to full degrees — and helping unlock human potential.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Fullstack Academy Joins Blackstone-backed Simplilearn

Fullstack Academy | November 30, 2022

Fullstack Academy, a trailblazer in tech education, announced today it has been acquired by Simplilearn, the world’s leading online learning bootcamp offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals globally. Simplilearn is based in San Francisco and Bangalore, India. Backed by Blackstone, Simplilearn has had exponential recent growth, launching new programs and scaling its operations to successfully serve over 70,000 active monthly learners and over 500 enterprise clients. Simplilearn is dedicated to bridging the digital skills gap by providing learners across all career stages with the professional skills needed to succeed and keep pace with the rapidly evolving digital economy. News of Simplilearn’s acquisition of Fullstack Academy comes after a recent new funding round led by GSV Ventures to boost growth plans in India and international markets. This acquisition establishes the edtech company as the largest digital skilling company in the United States. Fullstack Academy will continue its current brand and bootcamp offerings and operate as an independent business unit within Simplilearn. Fullstack is poised to undergo continued growth, building on its 10-year history and experience in the U.S. bootcamp space.Since its founding, Fullstack has expanded its offerings, introducing new bootcamp programs and disciplines within Fullstack Academy, the Grace Hopper Program, government programs, and twenty university and industry partners, growing to over 7,000 alumni across the U.S. In 2022, Fullstack Academy was designated an AWS Authorized Training Partner, enabling delivery of official AWS Training and Certification in high-demand skills areas such as cloud computing. Fullstack was selected to join the 2023 Amazon Career Choice program, offering bootcamp programs to eligible Amazon employees across more than 30 metropolitan areas. Additionally, Fullstack Academy was selected by LinkedIn Talent Solutions as the winner of its 2021 LinkedIn Talent Awards for Best Acquisition Team in the Education category. Simplilearn credits Fullstack Academy’s established reputation for quality outcomes, positive student feedback, trusted partnerships, and talented employee base as the primary factors behind its acquisition of the tech bootcamp provider. Following the acquisition, all of Fullstack’s employees will remain in their roles as part of the combined organization, bringing Simplilearn’s total employee count to over 2,500. Under the agreement, Fullstack Academy will keep its name, leadership team, and staff. It will continue to serve its students and partners as it does today, with no changes to its bootcamp delivery or offerings. Fullstack Academy CEO Jerrad Tausz will remain as the chief executive for the company’s operations. “This acquisition marks an exciting opportunity for our organization,Simplilearn is the world’s No. 1 online bootcamp. Together, we share an aligned mission of transforming lives by helping students from all backgrounds and skill sets learn the technical skills needed to secure in-demand jobs. We are very confident in the future success of our organization and excited about what the change of ownership will bring to all staff, students, partners, and alumni. I look forward to leveraging our shared vision with Simplilearn to bridge the digital skills gap in the U.S. market.” Tausz, CEO of Fullstack Academy. Founded in 2010, Simplilearn offers over 100 programs that teach early- to mid-career professionals the digital skills needed for careers in cloud, DevOps, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, digital marketing, and cybersecurity, among other industries. Simplilearn also partners with top global and Indian universities and corporations, such as Caltech CTME, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, UMass Amherst, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IBM, and Amazon, to provide training to help individuals and organizations keep up with the constantly changing demands driven by digitization. More than 3 million professionals globally have studied with Simplilearn to date. Bootcamps have been an extremely popular concept in the edtech industry, and there is no denying that learners are looking for the holistic learning experience that bootcamps offer. Through Fullstack Academy’s strong footprint in the U.S. with its bootcamps and elite partnerships with top universities, we are confident that this collaboration will enable us to accelerate our global expansion plans. It is amazing to find a business whose vision is similar to ours and complements our pedagogy and belief system. We are certain to leverage each other's capabilities in a prolific way to attain synergies,” said Krishna Kumar, Simplilearn Founder and CEO. Tyton Partners acted as financial advisor and DLA Piper acted as legal advisor to Fullstack Academy and its parent company. About Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy is a national tech education provider based in New York City. Founded in 2012, it offers web development, cybersecurity, data analytics, DevOps, and product management bootcamps. Fullstack Academy also offers the Grace Hopper Program, an immersive software engineering course for women and non-binary students, in addition to partnerships with leading universities nationwide, including Virginia Tech, Caltech CTME, and Louisiana State University. Graduates have been hired by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Fortune 100 firms, and startups.

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TALENT DEVELOPMENT

LIFT Academy, Indiana Wesleyan University Partner on Training Programs

Indiana Wesleyan University | October 10, 2022

Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, one of the largest and most innovative flight training schools in the United States, announced today a partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) to create two new education paths for aspiring commercial airline pilots. Starting this November, students will be able to combine LIFT’s nationally recognized flight training with IWU’s strong academic curriculum to earn two- and four-year degrees while also obtaining their commercial pilot’s license while also completing flight training at LIFT. Graduates of the program can move directly from their studies to a defined pathway to the flight deck of a Republic Airways Embraer aircraft. We are truly thrilled to be partnering with IWU on this initiative,” said Ed Bagden, LIFT’s Director of Operations and Academic Programs. “IWU shares our passion for learning and for creating curricula that instills strong values and lifelong skills. Students enrolling in either of these programs will emerge with an associate or bachelor’s degree as well as the experience and training to become a commercial airline pilot. “Partnering with LIFT makes sense,This partnership empowers students to pursue both academic and flight instruction in a strong, supportive and cost-effective learning environment. LIFT has created an effective flight training curriculum; the data show that graduates of its programs outperform their peers in the classroom and on the flight deck. Plus, LIFT’s ties to its parent, Republic Airways, results in a smooth and integrated pathway from the classroom to the right seat of one of the most advanced commercial aircraft in the world.” Andy Miller, IWU’s Vice President for Innovation and Partnerships Under the program’s terms, students can earn their associate and bachelor’s degrees online from regionally accredited IWU, while simultaneously working toward their commercial pilot’s license and other FAA ratings. Flight training occurs early in both programs so students can build flight hours and experience while they finish their degree. The associate-level professional pilot program is a two-year program designed to let students pursue professional pilot jobs and other careers in the aviation industry. The bachelor’s program takes approximately four years to complete and provides students with an undergraduate degree in aviation management. At the end of either program, students will graduate with: An FAA-issued private pilot certificate An FAA-issued instrument rating An FAA-issued commercial certificate An associate or bachelor’s degree from IWU LIFT’s training fleet is one of the largest and newest in the flight training environment. Students operate an efficient, lead-free fleet of Diamond DA40-NG single-engine aircraft and Diamond DA42-VI twin-engine aircraft with advanced Garmin G1000 avionics throughout each flight hour of their training curriculum. Flight training from zero experience through all ratings necessary for the airlines can be completed through the Republic Airways Career Pathway Program. LIFT is the only flight training program that has a curriculum built specifically around procedures at its related regional airline, Republic Airways. As a result, students receive the highest quality instruction using state-of-the-art technology and aircraft from day one in the program. Once students have reached the FAA-required flight hours through time-building, they will have a defined pathway to a pilot position at Republic. About LIFT Academy Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a U.S.-based commercial aviation pilot training school owned by Republic Airways. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, LIFT revolutionizes commercial aviation training, utilizing state-of-the-art, eco-friendly training technologies and systems to educate future aviators. Students receive instruction from experienced pilots, under FAA and industry standards, with the most advanced equipment and curriculum that combines flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training.LIFT Academy students train on a fleet of advanced new aircraft and flight simulators produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries, including the DA40 single-engine, the DA42 twin-engine aircraft and the DA20 single-engine, as well as Diamond Flight Simulation Training Devices built to achieve the most realistic cockpit simulation environment. LIFT offers its graduates a defined pathway to a pilot career at Republic Airways. About Indiana Wesleyan University Indiana Wesleyan University celebrates 100 years as a Christian, global, comprehensive university providing liberal arts and professional education to approximately 10,000 students worldwide. IWU is one of the largest faith-based universities in America with rich undergraduate, graduate, master's, and doctoral programs in such highly acclaimed academic units as the School of Nursing, School of Physical and Applied Sciences, College of Adult, and Professional Studies, and School of Arts and Humanities. An early leader in adult and online education, IWU is known for excellence in innovation. Students live and learn on the beautiful 350-acre IWU-Marion traditional campus and study through IWU-National & Global programs offered online and at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, founded by the Wesleyan Church denomination and IWU, prepares Christian leaders to engage in missional ministry locally and globally. Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit indwes.edu.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Service-learning model for families receives Congressional Resolution

National Center for Families Learning | November 28, 2022

Creating a community garden; making the route to school safer for pedestrians; organizing donation drives to benefit elderly community members—the common thread that is woven throughout these projects is that they were all carried out by families using a service-learning model developed by the National Center for Families Learning. NCFL is a national nonprofit that supports family success and well-being through education by partnering with communities on initiatives where families develop their literacy and leadership skills. Family Service Learning is a co-designed, research-based learning process in which families identify problems within their own communities and carry out service projects to address them. Challenges within communities are best solved by those who are closest to and experiencing those issues, and the most impactful solutions are co-designed with and by families. On November 14th, Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced a Congressional resolution that designates November 14-18, 2022, as National Family Service Learning Week. For the 7th consecutive year, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have recognized Family Service Learning as a dynamic tool for families to not only work towards meeting their educational and career goals, but also improve the communities in which they live. I am proud to once again introduce this resolution formally recognizing Family Service Learning Week and the meaningful impact this model has had on education and community-building throughout our country," says Rep. Yarmuth. "As my final term in Congress comes to a close, it has been an honor to represent the Louisville-based National Center for Families Learning and help champion the remarkable work they do. Research shows that we can strengthen families and build a better future for all by tackling these issues simultaneously, with a comprehensive approach that helps learners of all ages. Family Service Learning was developed in 2013 and continues to serve as a vehicle for families to explore their strengths, develop or sharpen skills in leadership, advocacy, and employability, envision solutions to community issues, conduct root-cause analysis, and establish and sustain new community partnerships. Results from an independent evaluation of Family Service Learning have found that Family Service Learning can: Increase formal learning, including content knowledge research and academic skills; Increase technology skills; Increase opportunities to develop work-based skills; Elevate family voice and build social capital through networks of participating adults; Expand self-efficacy and self-confidence. "For seven straight years Family Service Learning has received Congressional recognition, attesting to the value and importance of creating learning opportunities that extend beyond school walls and are grounded in local challenges and inequities facing communities across the country, Positive shifts occur across communities when there's a focus on the lived experiences of individuals who have the potential to shape and influence better conditions, policies, and practices for this generation and the next. When parenting adults grow their leadership capacity and become drivers of change in their neighborhoods, communities are elevated by their influence and ultimately thrive." NCFL's President and CEO, Dr. Felicia Cumings Smith. Education solutions, such as Family Service Learning, are embedded into NCFL's research-backed model programming and pathways in family literacy, family engagement, and family leadership. The organization believes that creating a family learning system of these pathways is key to building and supporting a thriving, equitable community. NCFL recently unveiled its 60x30 vision that by 2030, coordinated and aligned Family Learning Systems will be established in 60 communities throughout the country.

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