Salesforce Deal to Buy Slack Expected to be Announced Tuesday After Market Close
After several substantial acquisitions in 2018, Salesforce is now expected to acquire Slack as one of the largest in the software sector. This acquisition will make Slack a more formidable competitor to Microsoft’s Teams. This is especially significant as Slack alleged, in 2019, that Microsoft Team abused its dominant market position to eliminate competition.
The Vistria Group Invests in Leading Education Technology Company Edmentum
Edmentum announced a strategic growth investment from The Vistria Group which will strengthen its position as a global leader in comprehensive K-Adult digital curriculum and assessments.
The Vistria Group is a next-generation private investment firm with a proven track record in the education market. Their investment in Edmentum adds a powerful suite of instructional programs with a research-based digital curriculum, assessments for learning, and educational consulting in their portfolio.
“Education is a foundational pillar of our society, and we are in a time where technology can exponentially increase the reach and impact of education to serve all learners more effectively. Edmentum sits at the intersection of curriculum and assessment and is well-positioned for accelerated growth in a post-COVID environment,” says Phil Alphonse, Senior Partner at The Vistria Group.
Source: Business Wire
Online Program Management – Southern New Hampshire University
Wiley Works with Southern New Hampshire University to Support Their Redesigned Online M.B.A. Program
John Wiley and Sons Inc. announced an agreement with Southern New Hampshire University to support the redesign of the University’s online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree.
The revised program will allow learners to complete the 30-credit online program in about one year and will be open for registration in the Spring of 2021.
Corporate confidence in the skills and abilities of M.B.A. talent remains strong, especially with the reshaping of the future in learning and work in the current social context. “This reimagined program, featuring embedded, industry-recognized credentials and timely learning resources from Wiley, will meet the skills needs essential to the modern business world,” says Greg Fowler, President of Global Campus, Southern New Hampshire University.
Student Information System – Algonquin College
Algonquin College Selects Unit4 Student Management to Provide a Modernized Student Experience
Algonquin College recently chose Unit4 Student Management; a new SIS that they feel can meet their strategic and operational needs while providing the tools to enhance their students’ academic success.
Having the highest number of online enrolments of all Colleges and CÉGEPS in Canada and as a leader in the integration of technology into learning, Algonquin College needed a new flexible student information system that would improve their institutional and operational effectiveness.
Algonquin College will be the first college in Ontario to move to a cloud SIS and will benefit from automation across the entire student lifecycle, end-to-end support as well as a greater personalization and digitization of services.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Textbooks – Broward College
Broward College Selects LearningMate to Digitally Transform Courses and Learning Assets as They Transition to Online Learning
In order to assist in the design, development, and digital transformation of over 300 courses for fully-online asynchronous learning, Broward College selected LearningMate. This ambitious project was made possible in part through funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
“Through this partnership with LearningMate, we are fulfilling our commitment to providing high-quality, learner-centered programs that reflect the highest academic standards, while offering flexible and accessible educational opportunities to students,” said Frank Tomsic, Dean Online Campus/E-Learning, Broward College.
Source: Cision PR Web