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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Continuity of Learning

VHS Learning Students Excel in Advanced Placement Exams

Boston, MA (USA), January 2021 - Students taking Advanced Placement® courses through VHS Learning maintained their decade-plus record of exceeding the national average pass rate on AP® exams. A score of 3 or higher on an AP® exam is considered a "passing" grade for AP® college credit at many universities.

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