This Week in Review – August 27th to September 3rd


Alight to Acquire NGA Human Resources, One of the Largest Multi-Country Payroll and HR Solutions Providers in the World

Alight Solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NGA Human Resources. Anticipated to close in the fourth quarter, this proposed transaction should allow Alight to expand the breadth of solutions for their clients around the world with NGA’s HR innovation, high-quality service, as well as payroll expertise.

Source: NGA Human Resources News

Frontline Education Has Acquired Perennial EdTech

Frontline Education announced that it has completed the acquisition of Perennial EdTech; a parent company of Escape Technology, Digital Schools, eDoctrina, Healthmaster and Software Answers. Providing integrated solutions for K-12 organizations, Frontline will now be in a position to expand its functionality and reach with the depth and breadth of the various Perennial companies' solution.

Source: Yahoo! Finance

Conferencing - Washington & Lee University

Washington & Lee University Selects YuJa for Lecture Capture System and Video Management Solution

After a rigorous selection process, YuJa Inc. was chosen to provide Washington & Lee University with a campus-wide lecture capture system and video management solution. Integrating with the university’s existing Sakai and Canvas LMS, Yuja will ensure software compatibility with the existing classroom and enterprise infrastructure.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Learning Management System - Maine Community College System

Maine Community College System the Latest to Choose Brightspace

Maine Community College System, a seven-college system distributed across the state of Maine, is the latest higher ed system to choose D2L’s Brightspace as their new learning management system. Brightspace offered several advantages over other LMS platforms such as flexibility of customizations, ease of use and a strong commitment to working as a true partner while offering continual improvement.

Sources: Globe Newswire | Virtual Strategy Magazine | Yahoo! Finance

Retention Management - Northern Virginia Community College & George Mason University

Streamlining the Transfer Process

Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University have co-partnered with InsideTrack in order to increase student enrollment and graduation rates with a more specific goal of improving academic outcomes for transfer students.

Administrators from both institutions believe this new partnership will help them scale up their new ADVANCE collaborative program. With training provided on academic coaching at both institutions, it is estimated that the total number of students in this program will continue to double during the new few academic years.

At a time when the demographics are changing, this focus becomes a priority in order to enhance social and economic mobility in the region.

Source: Inside HigerEd

Student Information System - Spurgeon’s College

Spurgeon’s College Selects Ellucian Quercus to Modernize its Student Information System and Automate Statutory Reporting

Spurgeon’s College has selected Ellucian Quercus to integrate, manage and report on student data all within a comprehensive cloud-based solution.

In need of a new system that would help automate the data collection process from admission to graduation, Spurgeon’s selected Quercus for its faster, more accurate reporting as well as more effective decision making platform.

Source: Ellucian News