Digital Transformation

EAN University Inaugurates Advanced XR Lab

Bogota (COL), November 2021 - EAN University inaugurated its new XR Lab, powering its infrastructure with the Extended Reality (XR) platform VIROO®. The first of its kind in Colombia, this laboratory is part of EAN's mission and initiatives to expand its positive social and economic impact by fostering excellence and innovation in higher education and sustainable entrepreneurship development.

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Equality Training

Irish Universities Come Together to Talk about Racism

London (UK), November 2021 - A network of Irish universities has come together and signed on for a national version of Marshall E-Learning Consultancy’s course entitled "Lets Talk about Race" that has been tailored to the country’s cultural context.

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"Allyship" Module

Student Nurses Train to Be Better Allies

London (UK), November 2021 - A new cohort of student nurses from the University of Surrey has been trained on how to be better allies. Marshalls and the university have come together to collaborate on a new module called Allyship. From being long-standing existing clients to now collaborating with them on their latest module, Marshalls are gearing up to release their Allyship Module in partnership with the University of Surrey’s School of Health Sciences.

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eNetAssess Platform

Bahamas' Institute Benefits from eAssessment Platform

Bahamas InstituteDunfermline (SCL), November 2021 - With over half its multi-million dollar revenue regularly coming from clients outside the UK, the digital learning and assessment specialist eCom Scotland is used to working with organisations in far-flung, often exotic, and sometimes remote parts of the world. Among these is the far-from, remote, but no-less-exotic Bahamas, where one of its professional institutes is benefiting from using eCom's eAssessment platform with the hundreds of students studying for qualifications on its sixteen or so regular programmes.

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Cost of Higher Education

"The goal is to increase graduates and socioeconomic mobility"

Ryan CraigLos Angeles, CA (USA), November 2021 - Ryan Craig is the author of "College Disrupted" (2015) and "A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College" (2018). He is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners, which is reimagining the future of higher education and creating new pathways from education to employment. At OEB Global, his presentation is entitled "Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to Reducing the Cost of Higher Education".

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Educational Process

Do We Need More Flexible Structure in Masters Programs?

Mariana MocanuBucharest (RO), November 2021 - Mariana Mocanu, a full professor who has completed the European Habilitation degree, was head of the Computer Science Department at the University Politehnica of Bucharest from 2016 to 2020. She is currently the president of the QA Commission of the University Senate and a member of the Faculty Council. She is also in charge of the "eGovernance" masters study program and participates in the development of the ERASMUS Knowledge Alliance "IT in Aviation" project. Her presentation at OEB Global is entitled "Engineering Masters Studies between Teaching Challenges and Society 4.0 Realities".

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EdTech

Anthology and Blackboard to Merge

Boca Raton, FLA (USA) / Reston, VA (USA), September 2021 - 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, have announced a definitive agreement to combine the two companies. The combination will create the most comprehensive and modern edtech ecosystem available on a global scale. The merger is designed to accelerate transformation at education institutions to enhance the learner experience and drive student and institution success.

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Exam Videos

Lecturio's Physical Exam Course Sets New Gold Standard

Leipzig (GER), September 2021 - Lecturio has released more than 70 physical exam videos taught by Stephen Holt, M.D., Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program, Yale School of Medicine. Using live models combined with animations and recall questions, Dr Holt makes all aspects of the physical exam easy to learn and remember.

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Version 2.0

Lexia Learning Rebrands Rosetta Stone English

Boston, MA (USA), August 2021 – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, has announced the official rebrand of Rosetta Stone® English to Lexia® English Language Development™ (Lexia English). The name change follows Cambium’s divestiture of Rosetta Stone’s languages division.

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Founded in 1888

McGraw Hill acquired for US$ 4.5 Billion

Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY (USA), August 2021 -- Platinum Equity has announced that it has completed the acquisition of McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, for a purchase price of approximately $4.5 billion.

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Learning Disruptions

One in Three Students Undertaking Additional Training

Berkshire (UK), August 2021 - New research from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) reveals one in seven (71%) Gen Zers (aged 16-24 year olds) believe they have missed out on development opportunities due to learning disruptions caused by the pandemic. Furthermore, over a third (36%) say they feel less confident in their ability since the pandemic, and 35% have undertaken additional training amid post pandemic job market concerns.

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Business School Programme

Learn How to be a Good Manager in a Changing World

Helsinki (FI), August 2021 - Aalto University School of Business in Finland has launched a new master’s programme, called "Strategic Management in a Changing World", to develop the increasingly crucial analytical and entrepreneurial thinking skills needed in today’s rapidly developing business environment.

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IMS Global

100 EdTech Institutions Have Signed the Standards-First Pledge

Lake Mary, FL (USA), July 2021 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech and learning impact, has announced over 100 signatories of the recently published Standards First pledge to support collaboration and transparency that ensures standards-based interoperability is the first choice in edtech. Standards First ensures all stakeholders are investing together for better user experiences at lower integration costs.

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Exam Courses

Lecturio Stands Out with "Best Instructors"

Leipzig (GER), July 2021 - Intelligent.com, an independent resource for higher education planning and online degree rankings, has announced the best United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) prep courses of 2021. Lecturio leads with "Best Instructors" and forms, together with SmashUSMLE and BoardVitals, the top three group.

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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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