This Week In Review - February 25th to March 3rd

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K12 Student Information Systems

Last year, in conjunction with MindWires / e-Literate, we started collecting K12 school board usage data for Learning Management Systems (LMS), Email systems and Student Information Systems (SIS). Unlike LMS and email systems, the SIS used in K12 are completely different from the higher education systems. Very few SIS companies look to have a product that can be used for all levels of student management.

As we had shown in our SIS post on higher education SIS, the systems used can often be broken down by certain characteristics. One of these is the enrollment size of the school districts.

Source: LISTedTECH

Acquisition

Pearson to Sell its US K12 Courseware Business to Nexus Capital Management for $250M

Pearson agreed to sell its US K12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management LP for $250 million. Employing around 1,330 people, Pearson’s US K12 courseware business provides textbooks and instructional resources to help teachers and students at every stage of K12 learning in the United States. The transaction is expected to complete at the end of the first quarter of 2019.

Source: Fusion Corporate Partners blog | The PE Hub Network | EdWeek Market Brief | The Pie News | The Bookseller

Conferencing - North Dakota University System

North Dakota University System (NDUS) Selects YuJa for Statewide Partnership to Provide Video Management and Lecture Capture Solutions

Following the successful implementation of the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform at University of North Dakota (UND) in mid-2018, a new partnership with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) has just been signed. This extends YuJa's previous licensing agreement at the UND to all other member organizations of the North Dakota University System.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

CRM - Microsoft Dynamics 365 - University of New South Wales

UNSW Taps Microsoft to Replace 17 CRMs and Datasets

The University of New South Wales has begun consolidating separate LMS and replacing them with Microsoft Dynamics 365 as the core repository for 60,000 students’ data.

This is part of the university’s 2025 strategy initiative as are the new ten-week trimesters and an optional five-week summer term.

The CRM overhaul is a bid to drive efficiency while fostering deeper relationships with students, industry partners and government.

Source: itnews

Online Program Management - Syracuse University

Syracuse University Partners with 2U Inc. to Offer Short Courses

Syracuse University and 2U Inc. are developing a series of non-credit bearing short courses for adult learners around the globe. Short courses will provide highly engaging content to non-degree seeking students. At least 10 short courses will be launched in this latest partnership with 2U.

Source: Syracuse News

Online Program Management - Cambridge College

Focus EduSolutions Partners with Cambridge College to Offer Five Online Degree Programs in Business Management and Healthcare Administration

Focus EduSolutions announces a new partnership with Cambridge College to deliver five wholly online degree programs.; programs which will position the institution as a global contender in online learning. All five degrees will be offered fully online beginning in March 2019.

Source: The Business Journals | Boston Business Journal

Justin Menard