New York, NY — LearningMate, a leading education technology company, today announced that Broward College has selected LearningMate to assist in the design, development, and digital transformation of their courses and learning assets as they transition more programs to online learning. Located in South Florida, Broward College is an Aspen Institute top-ranked public college offering certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees in 74 areas of study. This ambitious project was made possible in part through funding the institution received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act – a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 116th U.S. Congress and signed into law earlier this year.
LearningMate will support Broward College faculty in transforming over 300 courses for fully-online asynchronous learning doubling the College’s fully online degree programs. The objective is to create 20 fully online degree programs that include 40 transfer majors and specializations and more than 30 technical certificates and advanced technical certificates. The joint team staffed by both organizations will draw on evidence-based learning design strategies, including Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Community of Inquiry (CoI) models, ensuring student experiences are interactive, diverse, accessible, and engaging. Scenario-based media pieces will engage the learner in an exploration of concepts directly related to learning objectives while encouraging higher-order thinking and evaluation.
“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. “As we continue to implement exciting new technologies, teaching methods, and pedagogical strategies to meet the evolving needs of our diverse student population, LearningMate’s experienced team, tools, and processes will help us develop engaging, meaningful, and measurable learning experiences for our students.”
“We are honored and proud to support Broward College’s decision to transform their educational offerings and transition to asynchronous online courses,” says Nachiket Paratkar, SVP & Business Unit Head of Higher Education at LearningMate. “LearningMate’s team of design experts and course frameworks will enable Broward College to quickly scale to serve the needs of students, drive student-centered outcomes, and maximize student engagement, all while achieving their goal to advance student success.”
About LearningMate Solutions, Inc. LearningMate is focused on the needs of next-generation learners. The company builds on a strong foundation of learning design with progressive technology, digital media, and engineering solutions to connect today’s learners, educators, administrators, policymakers, and content creators with the information, tools, and solutions they need to be successful. With six consulting offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and India, LearningMate serves a global clientele of education publishers, traditional and nontraditional EdTech companies, K-20 schools, universities and career colleges, government agencies, non-profits, corporate learning departments, and education consortia. For more information, visit learningmate.com.
About Broward College. Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.
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