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News Article | May 10, 2017
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3D Storm, authorized distributor of NewTek products and LiveXpert, is a high value added distributor of tools for live video and sports production.  3D Storm team delivers professional solutions through a network of Specialist, Authorized Dealers and Integrators providing customers with an exclusive access to the newest and most innovative solutions on the market for video over IP, streaming, 4K production and software driven video production technology. LiveXpert, tools for live video and sports production, answers producers' needs for graphics creation, social media integration, sports scoring and statistics to display on big screens in stadiums, arenas and on second screens. Easily transition to video over IP with LiveXpert products by 3D Storm. LiveXpert product line offers the largest catalog of solutions supporting NewTek's innovative Network Device Interface – NDI. 3D Storm showcased the latest products from LiveXpert at NAB show in Las Vegas from 24 to 27 April 2017 on NewTek NDI Central (SL5421). LiveXpert™ member of the NewTek Developer Network, is a range of tools for live video and sports productions. Sports scoring and statistics, graphics management and social media integration, LiveXpert solutions round out control room equipment in TV studios and conference facilities, mobile control rooms for entertainment and sports events as well as outside broadcast. LiveMedia Server is a multichannel and multiformat player and recorder. The system supports the largest range of audio and video codecs in the market, both in Standard and High Definition with built-in up/down conversion and aspect ratio adjustment per clip. The function "Play While Rec" of LiveMedia Server is easy to manage. Users can add a file to any playout channel while this file is still being recorded. The latest version supports NewTek Advanced Edition, the new TriCaster TC1 and NewTek IP Series and allows to control audio mixer from a MIDI external console. Now also exists as a 1- and 4-channel software only version, LMS-NDI-1CH & LMS-NDI-4CH. It can be installed on any PC with Windows connected to the Ethernet network and can provide up to 4 media playing or recording channels per PC. The LMS-NDI application enables you to create and broadcast multi-codec clip playlists from a PC on the local network, without a dedicated peripheral. The integrated playlist editor supports most of the market's files and codecs: MPEG PS/TS, MP4, QUICKTIME, Apple ProRes®, DNxHD®, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM, MXF, GXF, DV, FLV and many others in the same broadcast list. LMS-NDI reads the playlist in real time, without prior transcoding, in an NDI stream available on the entire network, without latency. The latest version of the software has new scheduling features. The schedule recording feature allows to schedule start and stop recording by date and time. Multiple scheduling can be prepared in advance. Recursive scheduling is also supported. Playlist scheduler allows to schedule the display of any saved playlist by date and time. The playout channel will then load and play automatically the scheduled playlists. Price: starting from 999€ RRP. LiveCG Broadcast, LiveCG Broadcast is the most compact multilayer character generator for automatic management of title and graphics. It is a 1U turnkey system providing video makers with a wide range of tools to create and insert all kinds of graphics in their live video productions, from a user friendly interface and within a few clicks. Made for all kinds of productions, election results, sports scores, and television game shows, LiveCG Broadcast features an exclusive social media broadcasting engine. It's perfect for music, sport, news and shopping channels. LiveCG Broadcast can handle multiple dynamic sources simultaneously: split the screen to display music titles, artists, people information, games ranking, stock exchange rates or breaking news, updated automatically from RSS feeds, text files or Excel spreadsheets. LiveCG Broadcast is delivered with Social Hub software for real time social media management and moderation. The Social Hub collects posts, messages, images and videos in real time on a dedicated interface, coming from Facebook®, Twitter®, Flickr®, WhatsApp®, Skype®, Instagram®, Line®, RSS feeds, email accounts. Social Hub is delivered with a GSM modem to receive SMS. Price: starting from 4.499€ RRP. LiveCG Football is a professional scoring and graphics management application for NewTek TriCaster, the most complete and affordable tool designed for TriCaster and 3Play, for live broadcasting and for displaying figures and graphics in real-time on large screens in football stadiums. The powerful database engine of LiveCG Football gives the ability to store information about all the games: teams, countries, leagues and championships. All important data, such as players' names, coaches, referees, players' pictures and team logos, are stored once to be easily used again, each time a new game is being broadcasted. LiveCG Football features an editor to create and customize all stills and animated graphics according to a defined branding. LiveCG Football provides a full set of templates covering all needs: full screen big score, top corner small score, teams' presentations, statistics boards, timer, extended time, faults and penalty. Tickers and advertising can be displayed live from LiveCG Football and increase sponsors' and advertisers' exposure. LiveCG Football is used by major football clubs in Europe,including Girondins de Bordeaux, AS Monaco, FC Nice, FC Brest, Stade Rennais, Olympique Lyonnais, FC Valence (Spain), Levante, Real Club Celta de Vigo, Charlton Athletic, AS Saint Etienne, AJ Auxerre. Price: starting from 3.499€ RRP. For more information about 3D Storm go to: www.3dstorm.com For more information about NewTek go to: www.newtek.com Follow us on Facebook (@3dstormofficialpage), Twitter (@3D_Storm) and YouTube.


MEXICO CITY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces that Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City and Tijuana, has selected its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to reach every learner of the school's 12,200 students. Universidad Iberoamericana has 2078 teachers and 544 instructors in continuous education, and launched Brightspace in January 2017 at its Mexico City campus. Today with Brightspace, the school offers a more modern and engaging experience to their students: "There has been a positive response as Brightspace offers seamless browsing, an intuitive interface, can link external applications easily and enables personalized follow up with students. It provides a better learning experience," said Ana Maria Berruecos, Distance Education Director of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City - Tijuana campuses. At the end of October 2016, the first stage of training on Brightspace began. Blended, online and micro courses were provided, and within seven weeks close to 1,000 teachers were trained and 700 diplomas were granted certifying proficiency in the use of the platform. The Distance Education Department created and made available for teachers and students learning materials, including digital education and tutorials online. Learners at Universidad Iberoamericana are also using Brightspace Pulse, an easy-to-use mobile app that gives them exactly what they need to stay on top of their work. With one quick view, learners can visualize their workload, stay on top of deadlines, keep up with discussions and read all their course notifications, including new grades. Students can also view content for their courses and complete their work on their mobile device. The university plans a second phase of training for teachers throughout the first semester of the year. Approximately 15,000 Brightspace licences and approximately 5,500 virtual classes have been opened this semester. "We thank the management and academic departments of the university and D2L for the constant support, as well as teachers for their good disposition during this transformation. We are creating a community around Brightspace and we hope to grow it with a common mission: quality education to face the challenges and demands of the XXI century," Ana Maria Berruecos said. ABOUT UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA IBERO is a higher education institution that has reached International leadership due to its dedication to form leading, competent and engaged professionals for more than 70 years. Trusted to the Company of Jesus, IBERO has educated the men and women that Mexico needs. Its educational leadership has gone beyond the classrooms and has placed it as one of the best private universities nationally and internationally. Academic excellence, emotional maturity, and ethical responsibility are just some of the characteristics of the educational model that forms professionals who continue being part of IBERO's educational project after graduation. These professionals show daily our principles: academic leadership and social engagement. ABOUT BRIGHTSPACE D2L's Brightspace is a learning management system (LMS) that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what's most important -- greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals. Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. In addition, the Fosway Group recognized Brightspace on its 9-Grid™ Analysisfor corporate buyers of HR, talent and learning solutions in the EMEA market. Aragon Research included Brightspace in its highly-coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list. www.D2L.com/brightspace. ABOUT D2L D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company's cloud-based platform is easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, companies can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that organizations can take action in real-time to keep learners on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.D2L.com/brightspace. The D2L family of companies includes D2L Corporation, D2L Ltd, D2L Australia Pty Ltd, D2L Europe Ltd, D2L Asia Pte Ltd, and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda. All D2L marks are trademarks of D2L Corporation. Please visit D2L.com/trademarks for a list of D2L marks. All D2L marks are trademarks of D2L Corporation. Please visit D2L.com/trademarks for a list of D2L marks.


News Article | May 23, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Payix® announced that Priscilla Zarate has joined the company’s executive team as Finance & Accounting Leader. In this role, Zarate will serve as the firm’s controller and lead the financial planning, accounting and payment processing functions. She reports directly to Payix President Chris Chestnut. “We are very excited to add Priscilla to the Payix leadership team. She brings tremendous experience and financial discipline to the organization, which will be of great help to us as we develop our client base and grow our business,” Chestnut said. “Priscilla understands payment processing and collections as well. So, she’ll be a tremendous asset not only for us, but our clients, too.” Zarate has worked in corporate financial roles for 10 years, including as Controller for Innovate Auto Finance. Prior to working for Innovate, she also held positions with Alcon Laboratories and Marketing Management Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Tarleton State University in Fort Worth. Payix provides collections tools, payment processing resources and business intelligence solutions to the nation’s lenders and auto dealers. Offering white-label services and real-time loan management system (LMS) integration, the fintech firm helps its clients connect with their borrowers and improve their ability to collect payments. Payix was founded in 2016 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit https://payix.net.


News Article | May 26, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

At a June webinar, Talented Learning Lead Analyst, John Leh, and Blackboard Senior Director International, Tom Holz, will explore the most overlooked aspects of high-impact global learning solutions. Bloomsburg, PA, May 26, 2017 --( "Secrets of Global LMS Success: The Most Overlooked Learning Essentials" will be hosted by Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, along with Tom Holz, Senior Director, International, at Blackboard. This free online event is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. "Global learning strategies often demand sophisticated technology. Yet, on the road to deployment, it's common for organizations to neglect some powerful LMS capabilities," John Leh explained. "We want to shine a light on those less obvious elements, so organizations can gain more value from their global learning investments." Webinar Agenda Together, John and Tom will help attendees understand how to be sure their LMS is ready to serve employees, customers and business partners from around the world, whenever they may need access to relevant learning content. Participants will find out how to put the right technology, people and processes in place to avoid costly missteps and extend global reach. This includes: - Which global learning challenges pose the biggest business risks - What functional requirements and processes make or break a global LMS implementation - How to deal with the challenges of global data security, ecommerce and taxation - How to reduce the burden of worldwide learning administration, including best practices for managing localized content - How to determine the business impact of a globally responsive LMS How to Attend This Webinar Individuals can learn more and reserve a seat by visiting the event registration page at Blackboard: http://bit.ly/Global-LMS. (All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording, even if they are unable to attend the live session.) About the Presenters John Leh is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. Named one of the Top 20 Global Elearning Movers and Shakers of 2017, John is a fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger who helps organizations develop and implement learning technology strategies – primarily for the extended enterprise. John's advice is based on 20 years of industry experience, serving as a trusted LMS selection and sales adviser to more than 100 learning organizations with a total technology spend of more than $65 million. Tom Holz is Senior Director, International, at Blackboard, Inc. where he helps multinational corporate clients achieve their business goals through technology-driven learning and development programs. Tom is a learning technology and training veteran with 17 years of success in consulting and sales leadership roles at Blackboard and Cornerstone. He has partnered with more than 300 organizations in their transitions to and implementations of Blackboard. About Blackboard Blackboard's mission is to partner with the global education community to enable learner and institutional success, leveraging innovative technologies and services. With an unmatched understanding of the world of the learner, the most comprehensive student-success solutions, and the greatest capacity for innovation, Blackboard is education's partner in change. About Talented Learning Talented Learning is an independent research and consulting firm devoted to helping organizations of all sizes choose and use modern LMS solutions and related technologies for their unique business needs. Insights from Talented Learning help organizations at every stage of the learning technology implementation lifecycle, from business case development and requirements definition, to vendor evaluation and selection. The firm's analysts also serve as trusted advisors to modern LMS vendors who must manage product positioning and roadmaps in today's dynamic elearning landscape. For more information visit https://talentedlearning.com. Bloomsburg, PA, May 26, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Independent LMS consulting firm, Talented Learning, announced today that it will team-up with leading learning management systems vendor, Blackboard Inc. at a June webinar designed to help learning professionals more fully leverage their global training technology."Secrets of Global LMS Success: The Most Overlooked Learning Essentials" will be hosted by Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, along with Tom Holz, Senior Director, International, at Blackboard. This free online event is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time."Global learning strategies often demand sophisticated technology. Yet, on the road to deployment, it's common for organizations to neglect some powerful LMS capabilities," John Leh explained. "We want to shine a light on those less obvious elements, so organizations can gain more value from their global learning investments."Webinar AgendaTogether, John and Tom will help attendees understand how to be sure their LMS is ready to serve employees, customers and business partners from around the world, whenever they may need access to relevant learning content.Participants will find out how to put the right technology, people and processes in place to avoid costly missteps and extend global reach. This includes:- Which global learning challenges pose the biggest business risks- What functional requirements and processes make or break a global LMS implementation- How to deal with the challenges of global data security, ecommerce and taxation- How to reduce the burden of worldwide learning administration, including best practices for managing localized content- How to determine the business impact of a globally responsive LMSHow to Attend This WebinarIndividuals can learn more and reserve a seat by visiting the event registration page at Blackboard: http://bit.ly/Global-LMS.(All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording, even if they are unable to attend the live session.)About the PresentersJohn Leh is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. Named one of the Top 20 Global Elearning Movers and Shakers of 2017, John is a fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger who helps organizations develop and implement learning technology strategies – primarily for the extended enterprise. John's advice is based on 20 years of industry experience, serving as a trusted LMS selection and sales adviser to more than 100 learning organizations with a total technology spend of more than $65 million.Tom Holz is Senior Director, International, at Blackboard, Inc. where he helps multinational corporate clients achieve their business goals through technology-driven learning and development programs. Tom is a learning technology and training veteran with 17 years of success in consulting and sales leadership roles at Blackboard and Cornerstone. He has partnered with more than 300 organizations in their transitions to and implementations of Blackboard.About BlackboardBlackboard's mission is to partner with the global education community to enable learner and institutional success, leveraging innovative technologies and services. With an unmatched understanding of the world of the learner, the most comprehensive student-success solutions, and the greatest capacity for innovation, Blackboard is education's partner in change.About Talented LearningTalented Learning is an independent research and consulting firm devoted to helping organizations of all sizes choose and use modern LMS solutions and related technologies for their unique business needs. Insights from Talented Learning help organizations at every stage of the learning technology implementation lifecycle, from business case development and requirements definition, to vendor evaluation and selection. The firm's analysts also serve as trusted advisors to modern LMS vendors who must manage product positioning and roadmaps in today's dynamic elearning landscape. For more information visit https://talentedlearning.com. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Talented Learning, LLC


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

The new enhancements allow for students, educators and administrators to: "We're a Microsoft Office 365 institution," said William Illingworth, Instructional Technologist & Digital Learning Systems Administrator at Lancaster Bible College in PA. "We have several programs that use the integration and these enhancements will revolutionize their use!" This update will streamline the experience of using Office 365 within Schoology for teachers, students and administrators. Educators will be able to easily search for documents by keyword, reducing time spent looking for documents. "I'm excited because the integration between Office 356 and Schoology helps teachers and students focus more time on teaching and learning with services that enable easy creation and sharing of ideas while building skills with the tools employers seek in future employees," says Eran Megiddo, Corporate Vice President OneNote, Wunderlist and Education at Microsoft. The new integration makes it possible to use Microsoft's native commenting features from the context of your Schoology assignment. This allows both students and educators to use Office 365 inline commenting for assignment-specific communication as well as Schoology's full grading experience, including the use of rubrics, comments and grades. This way, collaboration and communication are never lost. The enhanced Office 365 Integration will be available to preview at the Schoology NEXT User Conference in July, and will be available to all users for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. For more information about Schoology's enhanced Microsoft Office 365 integration, please visit www.schoology.com/microsoft-office-365. About Schoology Schoology is putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience with an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) that connects the people, content and systems that fuel education. Millions of students, faculty and administrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools and higher education institutions worldwide use Schoology to advance what is possible in education. Find us at www.schoology.com, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/schoology-enhances-user-experience-with-microsoft-office-365-integration-300463169.html


News Article | May 25, 2017
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"Our customers need and want training, but sometimes they cannot afford to take time off from their jobs to travel out of town and take our 3-day course," said Lee Reiber, Oxygen Forensics COO.  "Having our premiere Forensic Expert Certification course available via our Learning Management System will enable our customers and users to access this certification class from the comfort of their office or home and they can complete their required work in the timing that works best for them." As the course evolves, Oxygen will continually add more content and updates to keep up with new product additions that are released every two weeks. Once students successfully pass the certification examination, they can to re-certify every two years within Oxygen's LMS.  This re-certification will be on new features as well as existing features, so it is important to stay up to date on the release notes. The certification examination is included with a purchase of the course, and Oxygen Forensics is offering a $1,000 discount for the online certification course for those that purchase a license for Oxygen Forensic Detective through July 1, 2017. To sign up for the Oxygen Forensic Expert Certification training course, please visit http://training.oxygen-forensic.com/login/index.php. For those that still want to attend the off-site 3-day certification course, those will continue to be offered by Oxygen Forensics. Founded in 2000, Oxygen Forensics is the worldwide leading maker of the advanced forensic data examination tools for smartphones and other mobile devices. The company is dedicated to delivering the universal forensic solution covering the widest range of mobile devices running Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Symbian and other operating systems. Law enforcement and government agencies, institutions, corporations and private investigators, help desk personnel and thousands of private consumers rely on Oxygen Forensics products to ensure evidence availability in the event of mobile device data analysis and recovery. For more information about Oxygen Forensics, please visit http://www.oxygen-forensic.com.


News Article | May 25, 2017
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Docebo, the leading learning management platform for businesses, today revealed details of DoceboInspire, its 2017 user conference. The event is scheduled to take place September 18-19 in Boston, MA and will feature keynotes by industry experts, including David Wentworth, principal analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Docebo CEO and Founder Claudio Erba. “We are thrilled to be introducing DoceboInspire to the learning and development community,” said Erba. “We look forward to welcoming learning professionals from around the globe to Boston, for two days of inspiring sessions and valuable networking opportunities.” The DoceboInspire agenda features more than 30 unique sessions across a wide range of eLearning and corporate training topics. These include presentations, panels and roundtable discussions addressing everything from common challenges, such as how to scale eLearning efforts or expand training efforts to the extended enterprise, to actionable advice on how to implement emerging technologies and prepare for industry paradigm shifts like artificial intelligence and learning automation. The agenda is available at DoceboInspire.com. “This is a conference for learning and development professionals that love to learn and lead by example,” added Erba. “DoceboInspire attendees will head home with not just practical takeaways to improve their eLearning programs, but the inspiration to act on them and see them through as well.” Attendees will find professional development opportunities and best practices designed to be valuable for audiences across the corporate training function. An evening yacht cruise will provide an exciting backdrop for networking and connecting with peers, industry experts and consultants, while recognizing some Docebo clients with a moment in the spotlight at the gala awards ceremony. What: DoceboInspire 2017 (Docebo’s First User Conference) When: September 18-19, 2017 Where: Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA How: Register to attend at DoceboInspire.com Early Bird Pricing: Register by June 30 to take advantage of the discounted rate At DoceboInspire, attendees can ultimately expect to gain the insights they need to face the future of eLearning with confidence, and identify the steps they must take to deliver on its promise within their organizations. Learning and development professionals not yet familiar with Docebo are also welcome at the conference, and are invited to start a free 14-day trial today to experience firsthand how Docebo is transforming the learner experience. About Docebo Docebo is a global SaaS enterprise Learning Management System (LMS) used in more than 80 countries and offered in over 30 languages. Established in 2005, Docebo (Latin for “I will teach”) offers a learning ecosystem for companies and their employees, partners and customers that is designed to increase performance and learning engagement. Docebo is a learner-centric technology, embraced for its ease of use, elegance and ability to blend coaching with social and formal learning. Docebo provides a scalable pricing model and a robust set of integrations and APIs, paired with reliable support available 24/7. It’s no wonder that Docebo has been heralded by PCMag.com as “the best online learning platform for business on the market.”


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenSesame, the leader in on-demand elearning courses for the enterprise, showcased its newest product, the OpenSesame Enterprise Course Management System this week at the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. The Enterprise Course Management System enables enterprise companies with large groups of learners and disparate learning management systems (LMS) to aggregate and curate elearning content for distribution to internal and external learners. “Several of our enterprise customers were challenged with managing and deploying multiple content libraries to disparate LMS systems within their organization,” says Don Spear, CEO of OpenSesame. “We are pleased that companies such as Caterpillar and Siemens are now leveraging the OpenSesame Enterprise Course Management System to centralize and manage all of their elearning content in a single system and seamlessly integrate with any LMS system in their ecosystem.” With the OpenSesame Enterprise Course Management System, companies can present a single, seamless experience for their learners to find the right training content they need to meet their business objectives. System administrators can browse and add internally developed content, OpenSesame courses, or any SCORM, AICC or video content to their corporate content catalog for integration into any LMS. Reporting on learner activity and budget tracking will be easily accessible. Visit the OpenSesame booth (#1011) to see a demonstration of the world’s largest library of elearning courses at the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Exposition May 21-24 in Atlanta, Georgia. OpenSesame is the trusted provider of on-demand elearning courses for the enterprise. Serving Global 2000 companies, OpenSesame delivers:


News Article | May 26, 2017
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Previously, Hixson was Senior Vice President for Technology Strategy at Pearson Education, where he spearheaded the development of global digital content management platforms. Before joining Pearson, Hixson was responsible for digital strategy, technology architecture and the development of learning management system (LMS) platforms at McGraw-Hill Companies, serving as Vice President of New Media/Digital Asset Management. "I'm honored to be part of the Bisk team and look forward to leading a world-class technology organization," Hixson said. "Bisk has a well-deserved reputation for being at the forefront of innovation in education technology, and the development of next-generation products and services." Educated at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hixson served as Executive Director of Digital Technology at HBO. He led the design and implementation of the HBO Digital Library, a digital management platform, and the development of web- and mobile-based products, including HBO GO. The New Jersey native is also the co-inventor of several patents filed by the media and entertainment company. At Bisk, Hixson will lead the company's technology, innovation, learning design, business intelligence and product development teams. Founded in 1971, the Tampa, Fla.- based Bisk is a worldwide leader in online program management services. "Carl brings deep industry knowledge and experience, with a proven track record of driving innovation in the EdTech space," Bisk Chief Executive Officer Michael Bisk said. "He has an acute understanding of the essential role of digital technology in reshaping the delivery of lifelong learning opportunities to a global customer base." About Bisk Bisk partners with leading universities and organizations to deliver online degree and certificate programs to learners around the world. For 20 years, Bisk's online program management services have helped universities and corporations expand their institutional reach and deliver quality programs at scale. Bisk has facilitated more than 1 million enrollments for clients including Villanova, Notre Dame and Michigan State. Bisk is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with more than 750 employees. Learn more at Bisk.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bisk-announces-edtech-innovator-carl-hixson-as-new-cto-300464332.html


News Article | May 24, 2017
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One year after Ambassador and the College of Health Care Professions debuted their predictive model to forecast student challenges and success at the CECU Annual Convention, they have been invited back to give this year's attendees a glimpse into how the model has succeeded and evolved. The breakout session will explore how they collect and analyze specific, measurable student behaviors to understand student study habits and course progress, as well as predict student support so that the CHCP team can be more proactive. "Most colleges and universities have a wealth of information at their fingertips, but it can be a daunting task to collect, analyze and apply the most meaningful and actionable data points," said Steven M. Blicht, COO of Ambassador. "CHCP has done a remarkable job getting out in front of its data, not only realizing its relevance, but also using it to inform and influence student outreach and support. We look forward to helping more schools understand how data can be used to assess student progress, and also to predict where students might need help in the future." CHCP, together with its digital content partner, Ambassador Education Solutions, will talk about the benefits of leveraging digital course materials, including the ability to provide students with automatic access to resources and the power to use data to predict student challenges and success, both of which can contribute to improvements in retention and outcomes. Specifically, they will explore the kinds of data points available and which are the most relevant to measure based on student engagement. They will talk about key indicators for tracking individual student behaviors and how that supports a predictive model that monitors and positively impacts student success and retention. Attendees will also learn about the pitfalls of data management, which negative practices they should avoid, and how to maximize data insights to drive the best results and highest success rates. "From Predictive to Proactive: How One Institution is Applying Data to Raise the Bar on Student Support" will be led by Dr. S. David Vaillancourt, Chief Academic Officer at The College of Health Care Professions, and Bruce Schneider, Vice President of Business Engineering at Ambassador. The session takes place on the first day of the CECU Annual Convention, Tuesday, June 6th at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Development Track. The Convention is being held at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Attendees are invited to stop by Ambassador's booth (#409) to learn more about automating and customizing the course materials acquisition process. They can also register to win the ultimate in home automation and customization with a Google Home and Nest package. For more information, please visit AmbassadorEd.com/CECU2017. About Ambassador Education Solutions Ambassador creates and manages customized content integration programs that connect students with course materials in the most meaningful and effective way, driving down costs and improving outcomes. Integrated with leading SIS, LMS and Digital Content Platforms, we simplify the adoption, management and delivery of textbooks, eBooks, digital resources, custom content, OER, access codes, online testing, supplies, kits, devices and more. We provide an exceptional student experience, lower your operational and financial risk, and deliver key intelligence to measure and enhance programs. For more information, please visit http://www.ambassadored.com.

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