Edmentum to Acquire Apex Learning, an Industry Leader in Virtual and Hybrid Learning for Middle and High School Students
Edmentum announced an agreement to acquire Apex Learning, a digital curriculum and virtual learning company. The companies complement each other with a similar mission of making a difference in education so as to propel student learning forward.
“Pairing Apex’s proven, high-quality secondary learning programs with Edmentum’s full suite of high-quality, online learning programs creates a rich array of offerings designed specifically for the next generation of learners,” says Jamie Candee, Edmentum CEO.
Apex Learning products will continue to be be supported by Edmentum, thus continuing to provide high-quality service and experience to Apex customers. Together, these partner companies shall “[…] raise the bar for digital learning and better prepare students for success,” as stated by Andy Kaplan, Managing General Partner at Education Growth Partners, Apex’s prior investor.
Source: Edmentum News
Unit4 Sheds Student Management Creating Thesis
Unit4 is separating its Student Information System from its other modules and renaming it Thesis. This news comes but a few months after Unit4 was bought by TA Associates. However, Advent and not TA Associates will be owner of this new SIS module.
Thesis will focus on on dedicating its resources to supporting the education sector, while Unit4 continues its focus on the commercial and public sector.
“Separating our SIS business makes sense for strategic purposes, and the launch of Thesis ensures our Higher Education customers continue to be served to the highest standards while Unit4 focuses on cloud-native ERP, FP&A and HCM solutions, creating value for customers and driving strong growth worldwide,” says Mike Ettling, Unit4 CEO.
Instructure Files Registration Statement with SEC for an Initial Public Offering
Just 16 months after private equity firm Thoma Bravo took the company private, Instructure Holdings, Inc. announced that it has filed a registration statement relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.
As Phil on Tech states, this is not a straightforward go-public deal, the ownership structure of the new company is complicated, and unlike the first IPO go-round, it is focused solely on academic markets.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, and may only be obtained through Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC of New York.
Financial Aid – Navarro College
Navarro College Modernizes Financial Aid Offices with Oracle
Navarro College’s 20-year-old financial aid system which relied heavily on manual processes, was inefficient and delayed the flow of information. The College thus chose to replace the aging system with Oracle Student Financial Planning as a way to simplify their processes and allow students to access timely, accurate, personalized financial aid information.
The new solution automates the financial aid process from beginning to end which allows staff to spend more time on helping students.
“Ultimately, Oracle Student Financial Planning earned our vote as we realized it could support our needs not just today, but for years to come,” said Barry Sullivan, director of information technology, Navarro College.
Source: The Waxahachie Sun
Library Information Services – Ithaca College
Ithaca College is the First Institution in the United States to go Live with the Ex Libris Rapido Resource Sharing Platform
Ithaca College, the first institution in the United States to go live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform, will carry out resource sharing via a mix of products and processes.
“We want to make sure that we support teaching and learning with quick, easy, and efficient workflows. That’s what Rapido resource sharing does,” says Library System Specialist Dan Taylor.
Source: Library Technology Guide