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New report: Call to Action for Education Leaders to Focus More on Student Agency and Equity in K-12 Education

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:30pm

Surveyed students' preference for a school culture where self-directed learning is the norm is valued by 55% of high school students.

Key Points: 
  • Surveyed students' preference for a school culture where self-directed learning is the norm is valued by 55% of high school students.
  • Those five questions are:
    How does technology support student learning and agency across a variety of educational settings and classroom formats?
  • What has been the impact of remote learning and digital learning formats on students' perceptions of school and education?
  • We connect a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.

Blackboard and Busuu partner to offer students personalized language learning within Blackboard Learn

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

The partnership will bring Busuu's personalized approach to improving language skills to students via Blackboard Assist, the tool within Blackboard Learn that connects students to services and support they might need to succeed.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership will bring Busuu's personalized approach to improving language skills to students via Blackboard Assist, the tool within Blackboard Learn that connects students to services and support they might need to succeed.
  • "With more than 100 million users, Busuu has proven its ability to help students bolster their spoken language, reading and vocabulary skills, and with 24/7 availability, students can access Busuu when and where they need it."
  • "We're excited to partner with Blackboard to offer Busuu as a complement to institutions' language programs," said Valentino Serino, Head of Partnerships at Busuu.
  • Blackboard Assist gives students access to readily-available and trusted services when and where students need them right in the Learning Management System.

Wharton County Junior College Partners With YuJa to Deploy Comprehensive Video Platform Across Campuses

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

Texas-based Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) is among the newest colleges in Texas to partner with YuJa in deploying a campus-wide enterprise video platform.

Key Points: 
  • Texas-based Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) is among the newest colleges in Texas to partner with YuJa in deploying a campus-wide enterprise video platform.
  • The Video Platform will allow instructors to create more engaging, interactive and accessible content, enhancing the college experience for its students.
  • Prior to awarding the contract with YuJa, the college did not have a formal enterprise video platform to record, distribute and store media content.
  • Its portfolio includes products for lecture capture , live streaming , video management , video conferencing , video test proctoring , digital asset management , digital compliance , and enterprise accessibility .

Leading Document Imaging Vendors Earn BLI PaceSetter Awards from Keypoint Intelligence for the Education Market

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:45pm

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sep. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Keypoint Intelligence, the world's leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced the winners of its coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter Awards for Security in the Education market.

Key Points: 
  • FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sep. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Keypoint Intelligence, the world's leading independent provider of testing services and analytical information to the document imaging industry, today announced the winners of its coveted Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021-2022 PaceSetter Awards for Security in the Education market.
  • Based on research conducted in the North American market, this honor recognizes the OEMs that are best equipped to serve K-12 and higher education customers with document imaging products and broader IT services.
  • For this study, Keypoint Intelligence invited all leading document imaging OEMs to complete a questionnaire detailing their offerings within the education space, including print hardware, software solutions, professional and IT services, as well as security solutions.
  • Keypoint Intelligence has been recognized as the industry's most trusted resource for unbiased information, analysis, and awards due to decades of analyst experience.

ContinuumCloud Adds CFO, CTO to Executive Leadership Team

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:00am

ContinuumCloud has added Carrie King, Chief Financial Officer, and Jeff Mitchell, Chief Technology Officer, to round out their executive team.

Key Points: 
  • ContinuumCloud has added Carrie King, Chief Financial Officer, and Jeff Mitchell, Chief Technology Officer, to round out their executive team.
  • Carrie brings an impressive background in financial leadership primarily for fast-growing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) organizations.
  • "This is an exciting time at ContinuumCloud, and the expansion of our leadership team is a pivotal point in our growth trajectory," said Mark Belles, CEO of ContinuumCloud.
  • ContinuumCloud offers a spectrum of cloud-based software solutions intentionally designed to meet the unique needs of the behavioral health and human services industry.

Anthology and Blackboard to Merge, Creating a Leading Global Provider of Education Software and Solutions

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 2:15pm

Anthology , a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, and Blackboard , a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, announced today a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.

Key Points: 
  • Anthology , a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, and Blackboard , a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, announced today a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.
  • Blackboard is a leading provider of learning management software, communication tools and student success solutions to 150 million users in more than 80 countries.
  • Anthology provides higher education enterprise software and solutions around enrollment management, student engagement, alumni fundraising and institutional effectiveness.
  • Together, Blackboard and Anthology will lead the next wave of EdTech innovation, said Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Blackboard.

Aktivate Announces $7 Million Seed Funding Round to Launch Scholastic Sports Community

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Aktivate, a sports technology platform for K-12 schools, today announced its public launch and the closing of a $7MM seed financing round that will fund the development of a market-leading sports administration platform and scholastic sports community.

Key Points: 
  • Aktivate, a sports technology platform for K-12 schools, today announced its public launch and the closing of a $7MM seed financing round that will fund the development of a market-leading sports administration platform and scholastic sports community.
  • Through the delivery of a comprehensive software-as-a-service administration and engagement platform, Aktivate is modernizing the highly fragmented, $35B+ youth sports and activities market.
  • With a powerful software platform as its base, Aktivate is building a community that brings together student-athletes, their families, schools, and valued partners.
  • Together, Petry and Emmons will lead the development of a revolutionary new scholastic sports and activity management platform and marketplace community.

Anthology and Blackboard to Merge, Creating a Leading Global Provider of Education Software and Solutions

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

BOCA RATON, Fla. and RESTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthology , a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, and Blackboard , a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, announced today a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.

Key Points: 
  • BOCA RATON, Fla. and RESTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthology , a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, and Blackboard , a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, announced today a definitive agreement to combine the two companies.
  • Blackboard is a leading provider of learning management software, communication tools and student success solutions to 150 million users in more than 80 countries.
  • Anthology provides higher education enterprise software and solutions around enrollment management, student engagement, alumni fundraising and institutional effectiveness.
  • "Together, Blackboard and Anthology will lead the next wave of EdTech innovation," said Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Blackboard.

Transact Appoints Laura Newell-McLaughlin Executive Vice President, Payments

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:17pm

Transact , the leader in innovative credential and payment solutions for a connected campus, today announced the appointment of Laura Newell-McLaughlin to Executive Vice President, Payments.

Key Points: 
  • Transact , the leader in innovative credential and payment solutions for a connected campus, today announced the appointment of Laura Newell-McLaughlin to Executive Vice President, Payments.
  • Most recently, Ms. Newell-McLaughlin, served as chief of staff to the CEO and led payments strategy, creating and executing the payments growth strategy for the company.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210908005866/en/
    Transact Campus Executive Vice President of Payments Laura Newell-McLaughlin (Photo: Business Wire)
    Ms. Newell-McLaughlin began her career at Academic Management Services, where she led operations and client management.
  • Transact facilitates $45 billion in payments annually for tuition, fees, meal plans, retail payments, and other student expense payments.

DGAP-News: asknet Solutions AG migrates eCommerce Solutions infrastructure to AWS, providing higher scalability and extended cloud functionalities

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 3:14pm

asknet Solutions AG migrates eCommerce Solutions infrastructure to AWS, providing higher scalability and extended cloud functionalities

Key Points: 
  • asknet Solutions AG migrates eCommerce Solutions infrastructure to AWS, providing higher scalability and extended cloud functionalities
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
  • asknet Solutions AG migrates eCommerce Solutions infrastructure to AWS, providing higher scalability and extended cloud functionalities
    September 7, 2021, Karlsruhe (Germany) - asknet Solutions AG, a leading procurement, e-commerce and edTech specialist, is moving its eCommerce Solutions shop infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • asknet Solutions AG is a renowned procurement, e-commerce and EdTech specialist headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • asknet Solutions AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Ticker: ASKN; ISIN: DE000A2E3707).