Ottawa – January 30, 2019 – betterU Education Corp. (the “Company” or “betterU”) is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s global partnership growth.
Over the last several years, betterU has been focused on the development of the Company’s global business and operational pillars required to build the foundation that support Education for All through a single education-to-employment ecosystem. The scope of betterU’s vision is to address global complexities facing education and create a system that overcomes barriers such as exclusiveness, poverty, gender inequality, affordability, conflict, caste systems, and technology limitations while striving towards the goal of open access to education in all its forms across entire nations. “We believe it is only through strong partnerships and collaboration that the barriers to education can be overcome. The quality and diverse education of many creates an opportunity that no other platform will be able deliver. We are proud to be partnering with so many organizations who share this same belief,” said Kate O’Neil, Director of Partnerships at betterU.
Snapshot of betterU’s Model
betterU is pleased to be joined most recently by some of the world’s most recognized educators such as: Rosetta Stone, a global language learning leader with innovative digital solutions; HubSpot Academy, the learning arm of HubSpot Inc. and global leader in inbound marketing and sales education; FutureLearn, Europe’s largest online learning platform with partnerships with over a quarter of the world’s top universities; and Simplilearn, a world leader in accredited professional certification training in 150+ countries.
By the end of 2016 betterU was able to offer just 235 courses through our global partnerships, by 2017 close to 12,000, by 2018 close to 30,000 and today the company is closing in on nearly 52,000 courses offered through our global partners. Over the years our partnership base has grown to include many prestigious organizations such as: Acadgild, Adobe, Aspiring Minds, Babbel, BSE Varsity, ByDegrees, Career Academy, CareerCo, Carleton University, Global Academy, CoachTube, Digital Vidya, Ed4Training, Ed4Career, Ed4Credit, EdCast, eduCBA, Eduonix, Edureka, edX, Eliquo, Expert Rating, Finsafe, Fullbridge, FutureLearn, Genext, GetcertGo, GlobalExam, GoSkills , Henry Harvin, Hope Research & Practice Institute, HubSpot Academy, IACT Global, ICI Distance Learning, ICICI Direct Center for Financial Learning, IELTS Online, ISEL Global, Intern Theory, IL&FS (Englishbolo & Geneo), Imarticus, Imurgence, Internshala, John Academy, LabInApp, LawSkills, Meritnation, Open Colleges, Paddle, Playablo, Pluralsight, Pointsbuild, PTT, Rosetta Stone, Simplilearn, Simpliv, SKILLDOM, Skillshare, Skillsoft, Sound Basics, Stone River E-Learning, Swift Elearning, TCYonline, Technology Ed, Topper Learning, Toppr, TrakInvest, Transneuron/iTrack, Udemy, VuBiz, Wall Street Prep, Whizlabs, WIISE, Wintellect with many more in the pipeline.
The distribution of content across betterU’s platform continues to advance as their global team focuses on areas that are required to support the learning spectrum.
To drive significant revenue opportunities for a business model such as betterU, the Company has had to put in place a foundation that can support mass education and solve for the significant barriers preventing access. The only way to be able to successfully educate and skill mass populations such as India, while meeting the individual learning needs, is to have enough partnerships providing quality and diverse educational content incorporated into one platform.
While betterU continues to pioneer and innovate, the company recognizes that what is needed to move the needle are groups like World Economic Forum and UNESCO, and a focus on UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG4. The perceived impossibility of solving Education for All is starting to take shape as a real possibility through the Company’s efforts and continued partnership growth.
betterU, a global education to employment platform, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated education-to-employment ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into several broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to provide access to global educational opportunities from leading educators, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.