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Oracle Academy Launches Global Career Center to Prepare Future Workforce computing digital education

Oracle | November 16, 2021

Oracle today announced the launch of the Oracle Academy Career Center, a virtual hub where students and educators gain free access to professional training, technical certifications, academic curriculum, and experiential learning resources for the classroom and beyond. Tailored for higher education, the Oracle Academy Career Center offers learning pathways across a range of professions, including engineering and development, human resources, finance, and sales.

"The need for computing skills spans diverse industries, and as research shows, professionals with those in-demand skills enjoy higher paying jobs. The Oracle Academy Career Center provides job-focused learning resources plus free cloud-centered courses built on a foundation of academic, industry-relevant knowledge for a global audience. Today's announcement aims to empower the emerging generation of innovators and leaders who will define the future of business and technology."

Elizabeth Snyder, Oracle's Vice President of Human Resources and Philanthropy

The new Oracle Academy Career Center is a collaborative effort with Oracle University, Oracle Learning Library, and Oracle developer teams to tailor professional training and cloud-centered courses, normally available only to professionals working in the field, to students whose higher education institutions are members of Oracle Academy. The offering helps learners worldwide make connections between Oracle Academy's core academic curriculum and career opportunities by providing professional training and a chance to explore Oracle professional certifications.

"There is a universal need for qualified cloud professionals," said Dr. Wen Pei, Dean of College of Management, Chung Hua University, Taiwan. "The Oracle Academy Career Center enables our graduates to meet that need and be prepared for well-paying jobs. We calibrate our teaching to real-world requirements, and through Oracle Academy resources, our teachers and students gain free Oracle Cloud access to learn and develop industry-leading skills."

Aligned with Oracle's focus on cloud, Oracle Academy also released new curriculum, "Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations." The curriculum introduces students to basic Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) concepts and terminology. The course offers lesson slides, corresponding videos and demonstrations, hands-on labs, and midterm and final exams. Through the Oracle Academy Cloud Program, learners in member institutions also may gain free access to Oracle Cloud.

"In the United States, digital literacy continues to be a challenge," said Denise Hobbs, Senior Director, Oracle Academy North America. "Colleges in low-income and rural communities often lack the resources to offer computing courses. Our ready-to-use cloud curriculum, teaching materials, and career center make it easy for educators to offers students the foundational technology knowledge and skills that are universally in high demand across jobs."

Today's new offerings follow a period of significant growth and reach for Oracle Academy. During the past fiscal year, Oracle Academy worked with more than 16,000 institutions across more than 130 countries to advance computing education, impacting millions of students.

About Oracle Academy
As Oracle's global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education around the world to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. The program engages with more than 16,000 educational institutions and educators in more than 130 countries, helping millions of students become college and career ready.

About Oracle
Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. 

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King’s College International School Bangkok Selects Juniper Networks to Build an Experience-First Campus

King’s College International School Bangkok | May 30, 2022

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that King’s College International School Bangkok (King’s Bangkok), a leading education provider for local and international students, has selected Juniper’s wired, wireless and security solutions to power its campus networking experience. With a secure AI-driven network, the school can provide enhanced teaching and learning experiences for staff and students, especially as onsite learning resumes and enrollment continues to grow. As the first King’s College School Wimbledon International School in South East Asia, King’s Bangkok’s mission is to become one of Asia’s leading educational institutions. With almost 1,000 students on campus and growing, King’s Bangkok aims to develop independent enquirers by offering individualized care and a variety of experiences designed to help students excel. To deliver on its commitment to providing high-quality, innovative and secure learning for its teachers and students, the school partnered with Juniper to build a robust AI-driven campus network to enable rich and reliable digital learning experiences. In line with its goal of creating a wireless-first network campus, King’s Bangkok has deployed Juniper Wireless Access Points along with the Juniper Mist Wireless Assurance service, providing staff, students and guests with access to seamless high-speed and reliable connectivity anytime, anywhere. Juniper’s EX3400 and EX2300 Ethernet Switches, as well as the Juniper Mist™ Wired Assurance service, underpin this connectivity by bringing insight into user and device experiences while simplifying the management and operation of the wired network. This helps the school meet the demands for increasing numbers of connected devices and network bandwidth demands as more students access digital learning tools across the campus. To better support the school’s lean IT team, the Juniper Mist Cloud Services will streamline the deployment and management of King’s Bangkok campus fabric, while Mist AI simplifies operations and improves visibility into the performance of connected devices. This is significant to King’s Bangkok, which could see up to thousands of connected devices from mobile phones to tablets to laptops at once. The campus is also required to comply with GDPR and PDPA laws from the United Kingdom and Thailand respectively, making data protection the utmost priority. King’s Bangkok places a huge emphasis on safeguarding its students from malicious websites and content. The deployment of Juniper’s SRX1500 Services Gateway will serve as the campus’ perimeter firewall, supporting next-generation firewall capabilities. With a secure, high-performance network powered by automation and Mist AI, King’s Bangkok has solidified its position as a leading education provider in Thailand, providing students, staff and guests with seamless connectivity around campus. Supporting Quotes: “Through our partnership with Juniper Networks, King’s Bangkok is able to deliver on our commitment to providing innovative and secure learning experiences for our students and teachers. Our school aims to be forward thinking and Juniper, with its cloud and AI-driven solutions, offers our IT team more flexibility and ensures always-on wireless connectivity throughout the campus. As we anticipate the school’s enrollment to grow over the next few years, we are confident that Juniper has helped us build a scalable network that will only continue to create superior digital learning experiences for Thailand’s brightest minds.” - Dion Norman, Director of Information Communication Technology, King’s College International School Bangkok “We are honored that King’s College International School Bangkok has chosen Juniper to deliver a world-class education experience in this vibrant and rapidly developing nation. With AI-driven automation and insight, the school’s IT team can focus on priority tasks allowing for more seamless and cost-effective IT operations. We are confident that our experience-first approach to networking will accelerate the school’s AI-driven enterprise journey, all while ensuring that teachers and students receive the best possible education experience.” - Perry Sui, Senior Director, ASEAN & Taiwan, Juniper Networks Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality. Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Juniper, Junos, and other trademarks listed here are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Boxlight Announces Launch of New Website

Boxlight Corporation | June 27, 2022

Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, classroom audio, and services, announces the launch of their redesigned website to better serve partners, customers, and investors. The redesigned website will offer visitors improved navigation and functionality, a user-friendly experience, and differentiate the Boxlight solutions, including those from Clevertouch Technologies®, Mimio®, and FrontRow™. It will also give better access to resources such as EOS Education Professional Development, the Virtual Classroom, digital guides, free training, and webinars. Visitors to the new site can expect: Smooth user experience that guides them through our solutions for education, enterprise, retail, higher education, and house of worship Comprehensive information about and from our Boxlight brands - Mimio, Clevertouch Technologies, FrontRow, EOS Education Regular success stories from customers about how our solutions have benefited their organizations Updated news and information for Partners and Investors “We are excited to share an updated Boxlight website to reflect the full breadth of our technology solutions and services across all brands. It has been an eighteen-month journey with a team of marketing, product, development, sales, and analytics teams to bring together a vision of all our brands and solutions with our customers, partners, and investors in mind. This will be an ever-changing project to keep up with the demand of our users and our always-evolving product offerings. We welcome feedback to ensure it meets visitors' needs,” - Sunshine Nance, Sr. Vice President Marketing & Communications. Along with the recent announcement of the new MimioPro 4 interactive display from Mimio, the new IMPACT Max and CleverStore 3.0 upgrade from Clevertouch, and Campus Communication systems from FrontRow, the company continues to provide innovative technology and solutions to appeal to a broader market. The strength of solutions available for all markets, including those from brands Clevertouch Technologies and FrontRow, is being recognized and the Company was recently named Overall EdTech Company of the Year by EdTech Breakthrough. To showcase why we are a standout in the market, our Company and brands will be at ISTELive in New Orleans, LA, June 26-29 - Boxlight (booth #1122), Clevertouch (booth #330), and FrontRow (booth #2824). ISTELive attendees will be able to explore the various solutions including, but not limited to, the MimioPro 4 and MimioSTEM product suite, the IMPACT Max from Clevertouch, Campus Communication and Lyrik portable audio system from FrontRow. The new Boxlight website will help the company continue to drive towards its goal of becoming a leading provider of interactive technology solutions and services around the world. To explore the newly redesigned website, please visit Boxlight. About Boxlight Corporation Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of interactive technology solutions under its award-winning brands Clevertouch®, FrontRow™ and Mimio®. The company aims to improve engagement and communication in diverse business and education environments. Boxlight develops, sells, and services its integrated solution suite including interactive displays, collaboration software, audio solutions, supporting accessories and professional services.

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DreamBox Learning® and ClassLink Partner to Accelerate Student Learning this Summer

DreamBox Learning® | May 09, 2022

DreamBox Learning, Inc. (“DreamBox®”), the leading education technology provider and pioneer of intelligent adaptive learning, today announced a new partnership with ClassLink, a global education provider of access and analytics products that creates more time for learning while helping schools better understand digital engagement. ClassLink’s more than 16 million students and educators now have easy access to DreamBox’s personalized math and reading solutions proven to accelerate student learning achievement through an exclusive summer program. DreamBox is the only dual-discipline solution rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins’ EvidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading. Additionally, as schools rapidly deployed education technology solutions during the pandemic, DreamBox’s reading and mathematics solutions, offered in both English and Spanish, continue to stand out in the market for their proven impact on student learning on accelerated timelines. Most recently, DreamBox’s personalized solutions were named a finalist by both EdTech Digest and SIIA CODiE Awards. “We’re thrilled to partner with ClassLink to offer more teachers and students engaging mathematics and reading learning solutions that increase student achievement with just one hour of usage a week, As districts plan for summer learning and a new school year ahead, DreamBox is a trusted partner to support educators with actionable insights into student learning, while fostering learning growth, competence, and confidence for all students – regardless of race, gender, or zip code.” - Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning. Throughout the pandemic, DreamBox school district customers have continued to experience student learning growth. A recent study of Pinellas County Schools found that students who completed an average of five or more DreamBox lessons per week (30 to 60 minutes total) for eight weeks increased more than five national achievement percentile points compared to students with low DreamBox usage. “Supporting educators is incredibly important and helping with summer programs for learning acceleration is particularly timely. This partnership between ClassLink and DreamBox demonstrates our enduring commitment to make high-quality content easy to access, particularly in the core learning areas of mathematics and reading,” - ClassLink CEO Berj Akian. About DreamBox Learning DreamBox Learning, the leading K-12 education technology provider, is radically transforming the way the world learns. As the only dual-discipline solution rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins’ EvidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading, DreamBox uniquely provides schools high-quality adaptive learning solutions independently proven to accelerate student growth. Built by teachers and for teachers, DreamBox empowers educators with robust data analytics and content-specific professional development solutions to complement instruction. DreamBox supports 400,000 educators and approximately 6 million students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. About ClassLink ClassLink is a global education provider of access and analytics products that create more time for learning and help schools better understand digital engagement. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer instant access to apps and files with single sign-on, streamline class rostering, automate account provisioning, and provide actionable analytics. ClassLink empowers 16 million students and staff in over 2,200 school systems.

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

Inside Higher Ed | January 11, 2022

THE (Times Higher Education), the world's leading provider of higher education data and insights, is delighted to have completed the acquisition of Inside Higher Ed, the U.S. provider of news, analysis and solutions for universities and colleges. The acquisition brings together two of the leading brands in global higher education, with combined audiences exceeding 50 million unique users per year, encompassing university leadership, faculty, professional staff and students, as well as policy makers and others. Inside Higher Ed, founded in 2004, reaches an annual audience of 25 million, consisting primarily of higher education professionals in the U.S., with its independent news and analysis, industry insights, jobs board and other tools and services. It joins THE's portfolio of companies at an exciting time. With offices in the UK, U.S., Australia and Singapore, THE was acquired by Inflexion Private Equity in February 2019 following a period of rapid global growth. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, THE continues to provide news, insights and thought leadership, and works with thousands of universities globally, collecting data from more than 3,500 institutions, and working with 800 clients across its data, consultancy and hiring services. It is also known for its events, including the flagship THE World Summit Series, which engaged over 45,000 people globally in 2021. Inside Higher Ed will continue to operate independently under its existing brand. The two businesses will bring together their expertise, relationships and insights, and together will have unrivaled reach across the world's key higher education markets. This combined scale and their complementary strengths and services will enable THE and Inside Higher Ed to enhance their shared mission to provide news, information and services that help colleges and universities to analyze and improve their performance whatever their strategic goals. Scott Jaschik, who founded Inside Higher Ed with fellow co-editor Doug Lederman, said: "We are thrilled to be joining forces with THE, especially during this period of growth. We have often collaborated with THE and this new chapter in our relationship will allow us to be more effective than ever at informing the world about higher education, while also expanding our ability to provide essential tools and services to help organizations and professionals be more effective." "The rapid organic growth that THE has seen in recent years has been driven by its evolution into a powerful, global data business. Now, with the backing of our investors at Inflexion Private Equity, we are in a position to further strengthen our position in the market through strategic acquisitions. We see Inside Higher Ed as an ideal partner as we continue to extend our reach and the services we offer. It is a business that shares THE's values and mission to support excellence in higher education, and we look forward to working with Scott, Doug, Inside Higher Ed CEO Dari Gessner and the wider Inside Higher Ed team, so that together we can do even more to support universities and colleges across the US, and the rest of the world." Paul Howarth, CEO at THE ABOUT THE THE is the world's most authoritative source of data, analysis and information on higher education, with five decades' experience dedicated to the field: www.timeshighereducation.com ABOUT Inside Higher Ed Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed provides the latest news, analysis and solutions for the entire higher education community: www.insidehighered.com.

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