D2L Study

Students Prefer Hybrid Learning

Kitchener (CA), July 2021 - D2L, the developer of the cloud-based learning platform Brightspace, has released a report on the perspectives of students on remote learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The study provides insights on the challenges students face with remote learning, scope for improvement, and recommendations for blended learning in the future.

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Investment and Board Addition

Kortext Raises £15m to Accelerate Platform Development Roadmap

Bournemouth (UK), July 2021 - Kortext, a university-focussed, digital teaching and learning platform  that is a leader in the UK market, has announced the finalisation of additional investment funding from dmg ventures. The company also disclosed that Paul Zwillenberg, CEO of DMGT will join the Kortext Board.

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Annual Awards Program

Recognized Innovation in the Global Remote Technology Industry

Okemos, MI (USA), July 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video  editing tools for creating better training, tutorials, lessons, and everyday communication, recently announced its screen recording and editing tool Camtasia has been selected as winner of the "Employee Training Solution of the Year" award in the 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by RemoteTech Breakthrough.

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For Blackboard Learners

Badgr Micro-credentials and Stackable Pathways

Reston, VA (USA), June 2021 - Blackboard Inc., a global EdTech software and solutions company, and Concentric Sky, makers of Badgr, have announced a new partnership to provide micro-credential and stackable learning pathway tools to Blackboard's global user base. The partnership makes Badgr Pro's suite of tools, including objective-based automations, leaderboards, and personalized pathway progress visualizations, available within Blackboard's leading learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn.

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Global Rollout

StuDocu Raises US$50M to Expand Its Knowledge Sharing

Amsterdam (NL), May 2021 - StuDocu, an Amsterdam-based edtech startup offering an online platform for students to exchange knowledge, has announced its raising of US$50 million in a Series B funding round. The funding round was led by Partech, a Paris-based global venture capital firm.

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EdTech Platform

Baku State University Selects Blackboard

BakuBaku (AZE), May 2021 - Blackboard Inc., a leading global edtech software and solutions company, has announced that it has partnered with Baku State University (BSU), a leading university in Azerbaijan, to help drive student success. The University is leveraging the core solutions in Blackboard's edtech platform, including its cloud-based learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn; virtual classroom solution, Blackboard Collaborate; and accessibility solution, Blackboard Ally to create an agile and scalable connected learning environment for more than 24,000 students and around 1,500 faculty members.

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Reimagining Education

Creating Connections in the Hybrid Classroom

Alexa Joyce, Director Education & Skills, EMEARedmond, WA (USA), May 2021 - (by Alexa Joyce, Director Education & Skills, EMEA) Education systems around the world have been going through an extended period of change for a few decades now, with technology playing a more important role with every passing year. Perhaps this has never been truer than this year, with educational institutions of all sizes and levels turning to technology and online tools to rapidly respond to the need to move to remote learning.

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Preparatory Assistance

Great Learning Launches CareerPlus for College Students

New Delhi (IN), May 2021 - Great Learning, one of India's leading edtech companies for professional and higher education, recently launched CareerPlus, a career support and jobs product that focuses on providing holistic career support to college students, freshers, and recent graduates through high-quality job preparatory programs, live sessions to strengthen key skills tested in job interviews, job-readiness assessments to assess their preparation, and  job postings from corporate hiring partners.

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University of the People

Broadening Student Access to World Class Global Education

Montreal, QC (CA) / Pasadena, CA (USA), April 2021 - McGill University and University of the People (UoPeople) have announced an agreement to enable extraordinary UoPeople students from around the world to transfer and complete their bachelor's degree on campus at McGill. This represents the first agreement between the American university and a Canadian institution.

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Developing Higher Education

Transport and Traffic Science Expertise for Sustainable Mobility

Dresden (GER), April 2021 - The roads of Sri Lanka and high-quality university education of transport and traffic experts and geodesists in the Asian country are the focus of a current Erasmus+ project with the participation of TU Dresden (TUD) entitled "LBS2ITS - Location-based Services to Intelligent Transport Systems". The three-day online kick-off event took place recently, with around thirty participants. Prof. Regine Gerike and her team took part on behalf of the TUD. She is scientifically supervising the project through her Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.

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National Marketing Competition

Leeds Beckett University Team Wins "The Pitch"

Berkshire (UK), April 2021 - Leeds Beckett University’s student team has been crowned "Marketers of the Future", with each team member winning a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and a one-year complimentary membership to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The judging panel included representatives from Samsung Electronics UK, Mintel, Preen, and the CIM.

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Virtual College

New Leadership and Management Course Offer

Ilkley (UK), March 2021 - Virtual College have refreshed and updated their leadership and management offering, creating a new suite of courses that is timely and relevant to today's business climate.

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Robust Tool

Leading Tech Educator Chooses D2L Privacy Solution

Ontario (CA), February 2021 - D2L, a global learning technology leader, recently announced that the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has selected D2L to provide an online privacy and proctoring tool, Integrity Advocate, a preferred partner of D2L.

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New Research

Business schools Are Looking to a New Era of Education Technology

London (UK), February 2021 - Business school leaders have shown that their institutions have been both pragmatic and agile in the face of 2020's disruption, according to The Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) Education Technology Research, in association with Barco.

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LBX Immersive

To Make VR/AR/XR More Accessible to Education

San Francisco, CA (USA), February 2021 - LBX Immersive is a San Francisco based company that provides hardware, platform, content, and device management solutions. The mission is helping high schools, universities, and enterprise clients implement and scale virtual, augmented, and mixed reality by making hardware more accessible through affordable semester lease-and-purchase options for both faculty and students, as well as short-term leases for enterprise clients.

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