Skillsoft | April 08, 2022
Skillsoft Corp. (NYSE: SKIL) (“Skillsoft” or the “Company”), a global leader in corporate digital learning, announced it has completed its acquisition of Codecademy, a leading online learning platform for technical skills.
The addition of Codecademy’s innovative and popular learning platform brings scalable, interactive courses and hands-on learning to Skillsoft’s existing offering and addresses deep user needs for modern technical skills in 14 coding languages as well as cloud, cybersecurity, and data science.
The acquisition creates substantial cross-selling opportunities and is expected to be immediately accretive to Skillsoft’s bookings and revenue growth and gross margins. The Company expects to begin offering enterprise customers an integrated solution in the coming weeks.
“This is an exciting day for Skillsoft as we take another significant step to advance our growth strategy with the addition of one of the foremost learning platforms for Tech & Dev skills,We are delighted to welcome Codecademy’s founder and CEO Zach Sims to Skillsoft’s executive leadership team and our new Codecademy colleagues to Skillsoft. Our two strong teams together position us to fuel continuous growth for employees and their companies through learning experiences that are deeply absorbing and deliver exponential returns on time and effort while helping organizations address critical technical skills gaps.”
-Jeffrey Tarr, CEO of Skillsoft.
Codecademy is embarking on our next chapter as a part of Skillsoft, and we see a bright future ahead with greater resources and new growth opportunities, said Mr. Sims. We are excited to bring interactive technical learning to thousands of companies and their employees worldwide, as well as expand our product and content offerings to better serve Codecademy learners throughout their careers in technology. By joining forces with Skillsoft, we are in an even stronger position to advance our collective mission and empower today’s workforce – including both individuals and organizations – with the skills for tomorrow.
Barclays served as the exclusive financial advisor to Skillsoft, Citigroup served as capital markets advisor and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as legal counsel to Skillsoft.
Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL) is a global leader in corporate digital learning, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. The company provides enterprise learning solutions designed to prepare organizations for the future of work, overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior change, and unlock the potential in their people. Skillsoft offers a comprehensive suite of premium, original, and authorized partner content, including one of the broadest and deepest libraries of leadership & business skills, technology & developer, and compliance curricula. With access to a broad spectrum of learning options (including video, audio, books, bootcamps, live events, and practice labs), organizations can meaningfully increase learner engagement and retention. Skillsoft’s offerings are delivered through Percipio®, its award-winning, AI-driven, immersive learning platform purpose built to make learning easier, more accessible, and more effective. Learn more at www.skillsoft.com.
Sparx | April 22, 2020
Sparx is excited to be working with the BBC on its new BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons feature to support home learners across the UK. The homeschooling lessons have all been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. BBC Bitesize is using Key Stage 3 and GCSE content from Sparx Maths as part of some of the lessons. For example:
CenterPoint | August 20, 2020
CenterPoint Education Solutions (www.centerpointeducation.org) has announced a new early literacy initiative, funded by the Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund, in partnership with District 19 in Brooklyn, New York, and Learning Forward. CenterPoint and its partners will work across 19 schools as they make a transition from a traditional, paper-based, whole-group instructional model to a blended learning model. This transition will be paired with the implementation of the high-quality Wit & Wisdom curriculum from Great Minds, which received perfect scores on the EdReports gateway analysis of text quality, building knowledge, and usability. This two-year project will include development of early learning strategies and tools, along with on-site and virtual coaching and working sessions with school leaders and district staff.
MedSchoolCoach | March 08, 2022
MCAT tutoring and medical school admissions advising company, MedSchoolCoach, announces the launch of its newest MCAT resource, MCAT Go. The subscription-based audio learning tool allows students to study for the MCAT with vivid, concise, and memorable lessons covering all science topics that students need to know.
The MCAT Go audio learning experience was designed by MCAT podcaster, Sam Smith, who created the MCAT Basics podcast, with more than 1MM downloads and thousands of subscribers.
MCAT Go allows students to listen to lessons, while driving, exercising, or engaging in other activities. Unlike watching videos or reading a book, the audio learning strategy offers a learning experience that complements a student's other MCAT study materials and methods.
Key highlights include:
Engaging audio content - Informative and memorable MCAT audio lessons, divided into 450 chapters covering all the science topics needed for the exam.
Carefully-designed structure - Follow the MedSchoolCoach expert MCAT team's recommended order, which ensures students cover all of the main topics on the AAMC outline, at the right time.
Extensive quizzes and questions - Test mastery across 75 quizzes and more than 1,000 science-focused questions.
Self-paced learning - Study for the MCAT anywhere. Create custom playlists and rewind, fastforward, bookmark, and re-listen to any lessons as needed.
"One of our goals at MedSchoolCoach is to make the process of becoming a physician more accessible to more students. We offer countless free resources to help students study for the MCAT, as well as professional one-on-one tutoring, practice exams, and an MCAT Prep App. MCAT Go is the newest addition to our program. It is a truly unique and affordable learning experience, and students will quickly find that it is the most convenient way to score higher on the MCAT without breaking the bank,"
- Dr. Sahil Mehta, Founder and CEO of MedSchoolCoach.
MedSchoolCoach is the nation's leading medical education company,providing pre-med and medical school admissions consulting services, MCAT and USMLE/COMLEX tutoring, and unique products and experiences that help students become physicians.