Continuing

MIT AgeLab’s OMEGA Program and Five Star Senior Living Award $5,000 Scholarships to Five High School Students for Work with Older Adults

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 9:15pm

The OMEGA scholarships recognize young people who are leading efforts in their schools and communities to foster intergenerational connections.

Key Points: 
  • The OMEGA scholarships recognize young people who are leading efforts in their schools and communities to foster intergenerational connections.
  • This year, through the generous sponsorship of Five Star Senior Living , the number of $5,000 scholarships awarded reached beyond New England and increased from one to five.
  • Barry and Harrington lead an ongoing Noble and Greenough School program called the Golden Dawgs , which connects students with local older adults through activities on the school campus, such as painting, theatre and lectures.
  • The OMEGA awards were presented virtually on Aug. 28 by the MIT AgeLab and Five Star Senior Living.

HanesBrands Pivots to Virtual Learning to Preserve Employee Continuing Education Program During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 6:50pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005891/en/
    HanesBrands is preserving its employee continuing education program in Central America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting to remote learning.
  • New courses are dedicated to coping with the COVID-19 environment, and new educational opportunities include an MBA program for manager-level employees.
  • In addition to employees seeking high school graduation opportunities, the company-sponsored continuing education program has more than 1,000 employees taking virtual classes and certified training courses to improve their personal and professional skills.
  • Connect with the company via social media: Twitter ( @hanesbrands ), Facebook ( www.facebook.com/hanesbrandsinc ), Instagram ( @hanesbrands_careers ), and LinkedIn ( @Hanesbrandsinc ).

Comcast Announces Multiyear Effort to Roll Out 1,000+ WiFi-Connected “Lift Zones” in Local Community Centers Nationwide

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:07pm

Lift Zones complement Comcasts Internet Essentials program, which, since 2011, has helped connect more than 8 million low-income people to the Internet at home.

Key Points: 
  • Lift Zones complement Comcasts Internet Essentials program, which, since 2011, has helped connect more than 8 million low-income people to the Internet at home.
  • These Lift Zones can offer families much needed support when at-home connectivity is either not available or the student is unable to participate in their home environment.
  • Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky.
  • Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights.

Udemy Appoints Education Innovator Heather Hiles to Board of Directors

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:02pm

Udemy , the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced the appointment of Heather Hiles to its board of directors effective immediately.

Key Points: 
  • Udemy , the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced the appointment of Heather Hiles to its board of directors effective immediately.
  • Hiles brings 30 years of experience as an education leader, innovator, and successful entrepreneur with a deep commitment to equity in education.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200917005261/en/
    We are proud to welcome Heather to the Udemy board of directors.
  • I am honored to join Udemys board at a moment in time where learning is more vital than ever, said Hiles.

COVID-19: Corporate Blended Learning Market- Roadmap for Recovery | Increased Focus On Personalized Learning to boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:00am

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Key Points: 
  • The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.
  • Application of eye tracking in corporate training is a major trend driving the growth of the market.
  • The increased focus on personalized learning is one of the major factors driving the market.
  • Corporate Blended Learning Market 2020-2024: Segmentation
    Corporate Blended Learning Market is segmented as below:

ACAMS' Flagship Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Las Vegas Introduces More Than 100 AML Specialists Sharing Knowledge Across 12 Disciplines and Groundbreaking Networking Experience

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:38pm

This years Las Vegas conference hinges on three words that are more important than ever in the AML compliance community: forward, stronger, together, said Angela Salter, interim president of ACAMS.

Key Points: 
  • This years Las Vegas conference hinges on three words that are more important than ever in the AML compliance community: forward, stronger, together, said Angela Salter, interim president of ACAMS.
  • We move forward with drill-down sessions on emerging topics such as artificial intelligence and digital ID technology.
  • And were bringing the AML/CFT community together with new interactive panels and innovative networking sessions.
  • Our Las Vegas conference has long been the standard-setter for AML/CFT events, and that has never been truer than this year, said Salter.

College of DuPage Leads Move to Electronic Financial Reporting for Illinois Community Colleges

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 7:22pm
Key Points: 
  • View the College of DuPage financials: https://www.cod.edu/about/administration/planning_and_reporting_document...
    College of DuPage also announced plans to develop a data repository to house financials from other Illinois-based community colleges.
  • Early adopters include Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois, which has agreed to also post their financials in machine-readable, standardized format.
  • We encourage other community colleges in Illinois to join us in this move to more open and transparent financial data.
  • Serving approximately 21,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois.

AmeriVet Veterinary Partners Continues to Grow, Invest in Future Veterinarians

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 10:28pm

AmeriVet Veterinary Partners (AmeriVet), with the unique business model of acquiring veterinary practices through a joint venture partnership, was instrumental in pivoting operations for their 67 veterinary partners across the country at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March of this year.

Key Points: 
  • AmeriVet Veterinary Partners (AmeriVet), with the unique business model of acquiring veterinary practices through a joint venture partnership, was instrumental in pivoting operations for their 67 veterinary partners across the country at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March of this year.
  • Quick action and the innovative use of technology enabled AmeriVet to implement new policies like curbside drop off and telemedicine appointments.
  • In addition to taking care of pets and current veterinarians, AmeriVet remains dedicated to caring for future veterinarians through their continuing education program.
  • In the past few months, AmeriVet has conducted outreach to over 400 veterinary students, extending job offers to 12 new graduates.

Study Shows Nearly 75% of U.S. Workers Report Use of Technology Now Critical to Their Careers Due to COVID-19

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

(Graphic: Business Wire)

Key Points: 
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Examining workforce sentiment during the global pandemic, the survey is part of a larger research initiative into career durability being conducted by DeVry.
  • The latest findings reveal the critical importance employees see in mastering the hard skills of technology.
  • DeVry Universitys mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts.
  • Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within its six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology.

ApplyBoard Secures C$70M in Series C Funding Extension and Announces Partnership with ETS

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:15pm

Adding to the C$100M (US$72M) in Series C funding closed in March 2020, this extension brings ApplyBoards total Series C funding to C$170M (US$130M).

Key Points: 
  • Adding to the C$100M (US$72M) in Series C funding closed in March 2020, this extension brings ApplyBoards total Series C funding to C$170M (US$130M).
  • The funding extension has also brought with it a new strategic partnership between ApplyBoard and ETS, the worlds largest non-profit education testing and assessment organization as well as the administrator of the TOEFL English-language proficiency test and GRE graduate admissions test.
  • ETSs equity investment in ApplyBoard was executed by ETS Strategic Capital, a new unit of ETS created to grow its business and advance its mission through strategic equity investments, growth partnerships, and acquisitions.
  • At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege, explained Martin Basiri, Co-Founder and CEO of ApplyBoard.