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VIDEO: Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVMDF Proceeding With Pre-Clinical Cancer Trials & Files Related Patent $CTLT $MRNA $NVA

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:51 AM on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVMDF Holdings Inc. Proceeding with Application to List on the TSX Venture Exchange $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 8:47 AM on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA:20MP) (OTCQB: MVMDF) is pleased to announce that it is proceeding with the application for the listing of its shares for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”).  The Company’s board of directors has approved the move and the Company intends to submit an application to the TSXV this week.

“We believe that pursuing a listing on the TSX-V is a great step for Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. and will provide increased liquidity and trading capabilities in MVMD’s common shares for both institutional and retail investors,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD.  “This is a significant part of our efforts to broaden our appeal to a larger shareholder base and continue to raise the Company’s profile among the North American investment community.”

Completion of the listing on the TSXV is subject to the satisfaction of listing requirements and the approval of the TSXV.  In the meantime, MVMD’s shares will continue to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “MVMD”.  Further updates will be provided as they become available.

ABOUT MOUNTAIN VALLEY MD HOLDINGS INC
Mountain Valley MD is building a world-class biotech and life sciences company organization centred around the implementation of its patented Quicksome™ oral drug formulation and delivery technologies and its Quicksol™ solubilization technology for macrocyclic lactones, to innovate industry leading products that are sought out globally.

MVMD’s proposition for delivering Quicksome™ formulations that have rapid onset, high bioavailability, low variability and precision dosing is core to the Company’s success across key health and wellness categories. Consistent with its vision towards “Helping People Live Their Best Life”, MVMD applies its Quicksome™ and Quicksol™ technologies to its ground-breaking work for advanced delivery of vaccines and pharmaceutical drugs as well as the development of products for pain management, weight loss, energy, focus, sleep, anxiety, and more.

The Company’s patented Quicksome™ desiccation technology utilizes advanced liposomes and other stabilizing molecules to encapsulate and formulate active ingredients into highly efficient product formats that are consumed orally.  The result is a new generation of product formulations that are capable of delivering vaccines, drugs and nutraceuticals into the body faster, with greater impact, efficiency and accuracy. 

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Mountain Valley MD $MVMD $MVMDF Commencing Trials in Bangladesh, Striking Pharmaceutical Production Agreements $CTLT $MRNA $NVAX

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:31 AM on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Mountain Valley MD Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “MVMD“) (CSE: MVMD) (FRA: 20MP) (OTCQB: MVMDF) is pleased to announce it is commencing husbandry animal trials under the supervision of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock for the Company’s injectable solubilized Ivermectin technology, Ivectosol™ 1%.

“We are very excited to be welcoming Mountain Valley MD to The People’s Republic of Bangladesh and are proud that they have selected our country for important research projects and as a key production hub for its solubilized Ivectosol™ 1% product,” stated Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, M.P.

MVMD is working with its local partner R&G Group inside Bangladesh to quickly advance its research and development, and manufacturing capabilities inside the country.

MVMD’s Ivectosol™ 1%, a fully solubilized form of the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin, will be tested in cattle, goat and poultry under the supervision of the Bangladesh Government’s approved and authorized laboratories and research institutes.  The tests will be conducted by way of intra-muscular needleless injection of Ivectosol™ 1% in an effort to demonstrate superior pharmacokinetics in terms of CMAX (peak serum concentration that a drug achieves) and AUC (area under the curve) with advanced drug withdrawal time control, versus current commercially available forms.

The trials are scheduled to commence in early April, 2021 and are anticipated to take 30 days.  The trial results are scheduled to be reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock and Ministry of Health and will enable the Company to advance against immediate commercialization opportunities.  The Company is finalizing production supply agreements with key Bangladesh pharmaceutical partners to produce its Ivectosol™ 1% for use and distribution throughout Bangladesh and as a production hub for broader global distribution.  The production scheduling and pricing are currently being finalized under non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”), including securing the sufficient Ivermectin Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (“API”) quantity for anticipated global demand.

“We’ve been extremely impressed by the speed and pace with which the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh continues to provide our teams with incredible support for the testing and preparedness of an accelerated commercialization pathway for Ivectosol™ 1%,” stated Dennis Hancock, President and CEO of Mountain Valley MD.  “Our pharmaceutical partners are both FDA and EU compliant and support our broader objectives to scale for global production.  Securing top quality manufacturing within a competitive cost structure is critical to align with one of the core tenets of MVMD’s mission to ensure accessibility to our technology for even the most disadvantaged nations.”

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betterU $BTRU.ca Makes Significant Advances During 2020 $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:07 AM on Thursday, December 31st, 2020

OTTAWA, ON /  December 31, 2020 / betterU Education Corp. (TSXV:BTRU)(FSE:5OGA) (the “Company” or “betterU”) is pleased to provide an update on the development of the Company and the advances made over this last year. The following is a summary of the updates and agreements closed with individual press releases to follow in the new year.

Announced early 2020, betterU launched their beta version of their Enterprise SaaS Skills Development Platform called ‘Ready-To-Go’. While the Company was also impacted by the pandemic and many deals slowed in their development, betterU continued to push forward with Ready-To-Go and the beta clients with great success. The Company has advanced the platform from approximately 300 hosted courses in early 2020 to now over 3,700 courses across 200 categories. Combined with 800+ job role and 1,000+ subject based assessments, operating through a robust Learning Management System, betterU’s Ready-To-Go platform has gained a lot of interest around the world as the easiest all-in-one corporate solution for skills development and helping support job readiness.

While betterU’s beta program took a little longer to advance due to the slowdown in the market, the feedback from their clients provided valuable insight into finalizing a scalable, flexible, customizable, adaptable, multilingual solution that supports not only companies and governments, but also students, employees, underemployed and unemployed.

“I am so proud of the dedication and hard work of our team, board, advisors and partners that have worked closely with myself and betterU over this year to accomplish all that we have considering the circumstances. While there is still much work to do ahead of us, we now have proven solutions to achieve great results in 2021.” said Brad Loiselle, CEO betterU

In addition to the business update, the filing of the audited financial statements, MD&A and other related materials have been completed by the Company and DNTW and are in process to being made available on SEDAR. The delay in completion of the Audit was primary due to lack of responses from third-party confirmations with no material changes over last years audit. betterU is also currently working with their corporate legal team, Denton LLP and the Company’s Board of Directors to finalize the set-up of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) as well as working to ensure all disclosures are properly filed with TSXV and regulatory bodies to support trade resumption. The timelines and process are unknown at this time and the Company will provide updates after receiving notification from TSXV.

The following are the advancements that company has been making over 2020:

  • Unicaf and betterU execute strategic partnership and reseller agreement with plans to support thousands of students across Africa. Unicaf offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes available today having awarded so far over $100 million to more than 30,000 eligible applicants in 156 countries around the world. Full details of the partnership will be announced in January 2021.
  • NRCM and betterU execute strategic partnership and reseller agreement to support both business and the mass market of Morocco. NCRM, a subsidiary of MEDTECH Group, and 25 years focused on the technology industries include Banking, Retail and Governmental Operators. betterU and NRCM have already completely joint proposals for several government contracts and currently working on more. Full details of the partnership will be announced in January 2021.
  • Fuel Online and betterU execute strategic partnership and reseller agreement to support corporate skills development programs across 18 African countries. Fuel Online currently provides vocational training to over 200,000 people per week and the addition of betterU’s skills programs and platform will provide the next level of skills development programs. betterU will also be adding Fuel Online’s programs to their offering. Full details of the partnership will be announced in January 2021.
  • Paramount Staffing (USA) notified betterU on October 29th that they were selected as the only partner for skills development, with plans to develop a long-term partnership. In early 2020, Paramount Staffing, a $200+ Million people company and subsidiary of Proman, a $3 Billion staffing company headquartered in France, became one of betterU’s first beta customers for Ready-To-Go. Over the year, even during the constraints of the pandemic, betterU delivered top quality content, support and services. Paramount had been working with multiple learning providers that were inherited through their acquisitions over the years and decided after an extensive review that betterU was their partner of choice. Hear from their VP of Sales in this Video Testimonial. Full details of the opportunity will be announced in January 2021 as betterU and Paramount work to develop their combined 3-5 year plans.
  • betterU launched Skills Council of Canada (SSC) https://skillscouncil.ca/ to support a developing initiative to help upwards of 5,000 students across Canada to gain work experience and essential skills to be job ready. betterU’s brand SSC, will provide Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and skills development programs through betterU’s WIL+Skills platform with a core focus on Indigenous people and more vulnerable communities across Canada. betterU started their marketing and outreach campaigns October 2020 after receiving written approval from our collaborative partners. Outreach included connecting with Canadian educators, corporates, government, and Indigenous leaders, now with multiple partnership underway. Full details of this opportunity and associated partners will be announced in January 2021.
  • betterU’s beta skills program successful with Canada’s Positive Venture Group (PVG). betterU had curated multiple programs to be added to PVG’s branded platform which included over 200 learning paths focused on financial related jobs. PVG launched the first batch of courses for all employees which resulted with high reviews and success. Full details of the partnership growth will be announced in January 2021.
  • betterU launches their beta Reseller / Franchisee (Partners) program to support e-learning leaders looking to add Ready-To-Go to their own services or launch their own branded skills development platform, “powered by betterU”. The Partners model would enable those who already have a network of corporate partners or clients with the opportunity to support them in providing access to betterU’s thousands of courses, assessments, and a fully managed betterU service. betterU’s all-in-one skills platform has been developed to support scalability with a function that operates similar to a franchise. In order to grow betterU’s global reach, and network of sales partners, while ensuring betterU maintains control over the network, the Partners model is being tested. betterU is currently negotiating with possible Partners and full details of the partnership structure will be announced earlier 2021.
  • betterU established 100% owned operating entity, betterU Europe Ltd (“BEL”) in Dublin Ireland to help support developing opportunities for betterU across Africa and Europe.
  • betterU’s Corporate website is currently being updated with company advancements, programs, products and services. https://corporate.betteru.ca

betterU has many more growing opportunities in the pipeline including three completed RFPS for opportunities in the USA, Africa and Morocco. betterU has already been short listed for two of the RFPs and if successful will be announced. In addition, the Company has also received requests for additional strategic partnerships and resellers opportunities for organizations in Thailand, UAE and the USA.

The company has plans to increase their IR team to support more frequent public disclosures and business updates. Over this last year, betterU remained solely focused on the business to ensure the product pivot announced late 2019 was accomplishing the growth and validating the opportunity we expected would come.

“We were very pleased with the results achieved over this last year, despite the global challenges faced by many. Many companies local and abroad have been forced to close their doors, make pivots themselves to also overcome the challenges of this pandemic. betterU doubled down on our efforts to push forward for our shareholders and our vision. We thank all the people that have stayed supportive and we appreciate your patience. We are expecting great results and growth in 2021. Stay tuned!” said Brad Loiselle, CEO of betterU.

About betterU Education Corp.
betterU is an education-to-employment technology company offering an end-to-end solution leveraging business intelligence to automate skilling, reskilling, and upskilling for companies operating on domestic and global scales. The company supports all industries by providing them with everything an organization needs to launch and manage proper skills development programs, student work integrated learning and employee development, so that they can focus on what really matters: the growth of their people!

betterU’s Ready-To-Go platform provides access to a white labelled all-in-one skills platform that includes access to a library of 3,700 curated and developed skills courses, 800+ job role assessments, 1,000+ subject base assessments and a robust learning management system all hosted and supported by betterU. betterU also provides additional services to include a fully white labelled marketed program, in partnerships with betterU that includes a website that promotes the Company’s strategic partners Ready-To-Go program across their territory.

For more information, please visit https://corporate.betteru.ca

On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Brad Loiselle, CEO
1-(650) 267-8398
Email: [email protected]

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility

SOURCE: betterU Education Corp.

betterU $BTRU.ca Launches European Operations $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:56 AM on Monday, August 24th, 2020
  • betterU completes incorporation of betterU Europe Inc.
  • betterU launches Europe SaaS B2B platform

OTTAWA, ON / August 24, 2020 / betterU Education Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BTRU) (Frankfurt:5OGA) (the “Company” or “betterU”) is pleased to announce the successful launch of betterU Europe Inc. (BUI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, based in Dublin, Ireland. BUI has been established to facilitate and support a growing level of interest for online learning across European countries.

The e-learning market in Europe is poised to grow by $ 24.23 billion during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period. The market is driven by the availability of subject proficiency assessments and certifications and a rise in adoption of digital platform-enabled education.

BUI will also support several initiatives current under development including opportunities for non-dilutive investment and EU subsidies as well as several possible strategic partnerships. The Company has also recently launched https://betteruskills.com/en/ as part of its marketing efforts to support awareness and access to BUI services for European companies.

About betterU Education Corp.

betterU is an education-to-employment technology company offering an end-to-end solution leveraging business intelligence to automate skilling, reskilling and upskilling for companies operating on domestic and global scales. The Company supports the industry by providing them with everything an organization needs to launch and manage proper skills development programs so that they can focus on what really matters, their people!

Most companies spent too much time trying to source, integrate, customize and deliver fragmented skills development programs across their organization, when they should be focused solely on supporting their people. betterU’s integrated platform brings together the right technology, growing content library, customization, language options and is the most efficient affordable solution on the market. We don’t sell content, we help build better people.

For more information, please visit https://corporate.betteru.ca/corporate-gov/

Contact:

Brad Loiselle, CEO
1-613-695-4100
[email protected]

betterU Education Corp.
Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

betterU $BTRU.ca Provides Business Update $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:29 AM on Friday, August 21st, 2020
  • Launch of betterU’s Europe SaaS B2B platform
  • Relaunch of India SaaS platform as a result of 1,272% increase in transactions for 2020
  • Extraordinary $60,000+ profit from sale of certain claim rights

OTTAWA, ON / August 21, 2020 / betterU Education Corp. (TSXV:BTRU)(FRA:5OGA) (the “Company” or “betterU”) is pleased to provide the following update on its business.

2020 year-to-date the Company has seen a substantial increase in interest from companies and governments from North America, Europe, Africa as well as India. Over the last couple months, betterU has completed multiple proposals that if completed would result in the company’s profitability within 2020.

To effectively access some of the global opportunities, betterU has adapted its platform to support global markets and is now in the process of launching its European SaaS platform. The platform is expected to launch before the end of August 2020. As part of betterU’s growth strategy in Europe, the Company is also in the process of completing the set-up of its operating entity, located in Dublin (Ireland), that will support several initiatives including an opportunity for non-dilutive investment as well as several possible strategic partnerships.

betterU had also decided to advance its India marketplace after observing a significant 1,272% increase in registrations and transactions over the same period last year. Nearly 55,000 new users and 12,000 new transactions enrolled in both free and paid courses. While the revenues were only a few thousand dollars, the length of time users have been spending on the marketplace has validated the growing level of interest. To capitalized on this growth trend, the Company has recently launched their new retooled India platform that aligns with their new SaaS model and includes a reduction of content offered, focused exclusively on skills development.

The several thousand courses and assessments being provided in India will now be hosted exclusively by betterU and to drive more awareness, the company is going to launch a marketing campaign promoting their new platform targeting its over 129,000 Facebook followers from India. The Company has also simplified the user experience by centralizing the back-end infrastructure for content integration, user management and now any transactions or updates required to be made, would be completed by betterU Canada and instantly be applied to all global platforms. This will enable seamless skills development solutions for millions of learners globally and support the scalability the Company has been working to establish.

betterU’s focus on its current clients has been to ensure the effective development of the platform, the ability to scale through automation and has renegotiated many content partner agreements for inclusion in the Company’s new SaaS model. In addition, betterU has developed a translation platform to support content delivery in localized languages for global employees and has launched its customized development services.

betterU is planning to support upwards of over 2,000 client employees within Ready-To-Go in the coming months and to support these growing opportunities, the Company has been planning the addition of a national sales team focused on North America. The Company is expecting to roll out sales team by the end of August 2020.

On July 20th, 2020, betterU received a grant from Industrial Research Assistance Program in the amount of $32,524. Funds have been allocated to support Canadian employees. On July 31, 2020, betterU secured more than $62,000 in extraordinary profit through the sale of certain claim rights the Company inherited from a predecessor entity, which is unrelated to the business activities of betterU.

“2020 has turned out to be a promising year so far with the growth of excitement from our current clients as we advance our core products and the multitude of opportunities that continue to presence themselves. Our team has and continues to work exceptionally hard to advance corporate and government opportunities. The world has been forced to change due to COVID-19 and with remote learning, betterU will continue to advance our solutions to help support as many governments, companies, employees and students get access to quality, affordable, skills development programs. More updates will follow shortly”, said Brad Loiselle, CEO of betterU.

About betterU Education Corp.

betterU is an education-to-employment technology company offering an end-to-end solution leveraging business intelligence to automate skilling, reskilling and upskilling for companies operating on domestic and global scales. The Company supports the industry by providing them with everything an organization needs to launch and manage proper skills development programs so that they can focus on what really matters, their people!

Most companies spent too much time trying to source, integrate, customize and deliver fragmented skills development programs across their organization, when they should be focused solely on supporting their people. betterU’s integrated platform brings together the right technology, growing content library, customization, language options and is the most efficient affordable solution on the market. We don’t sell content, we help build better people.

For more information, please visit https://corporate.betteru.ca/corporate-gov/

Contact:

Brad Loiselle, CEO
1-613-695-4100
[email protected]

betterU Education Corp.
Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: betterU Education Corp.

Mary Meeker’s Fund Invests in India #Edtech Startup Byju’s – SPONSOR: BetterU Education Corp. $BTRU.ca $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:45 PM on Sunday, June 28th, 2020

SPONSOR:  BetterU Education Corp. aims to provide access to quality education from around the world. 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 ecosystem. betterU / Ottolearn launch FREE COVID-19 mobile resource toolkit to fight the global crisis – Click here for more information.

Mary Meeker’s Fund Invests in India Edtech Startup Byju’s

  • Mary Meeker’s venture capital fund Bond Capital has backed online education startup Byju’s, marking its first investment in India.
  • The startup, which simplifies math and science concepts for K-12 students through games and videos, has seen tremendous growth over the past year

By: Saritha Rai, Bloomberg News

(Bloomberg) — Mary Meeker’s venture capital fund Bond Capital has backed online education startup Byju’s, marking its first investment in India.

The startup, which simplifies math and science concepts for K-12 students through games and videos, has seen tremendous growth over the past year. That has further accelerated with coronavirus lockdowns shutting schools and prompting parents, teachers and students to seek out online resources.

Byju’s has over 57 million registered students and more than 3.5 million paid subscribers, and has doubled revenues from 28 billion rupees ($370 million) in the last financial year.

Byju’s is “endorsed by millions of students” and is a clear leader in education technology, Meeker, a general partner at Bond, said in a funding announcement. Existing investors include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Sequoia Capital.

Source: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/mary-meeker-s-fund-invests-in-india-edtech-startup-byju-s-1.1456742

Can #Edtech Replace Traditional Classroom Learning Post-COVID Outbreak? – SPONSOR: BetterU Education Corp. $BTRU.ca $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:41 PM on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

SPONSOR:  BetterU Education Corp. aims to provide access to quality education from around the world. 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 ecosystem. betterU / Ottolearn launch FREE COVID-19 mobile resource toolkit to fight the global crisis – Click here for more information.

Can Edtech Replace Traditional Classroom Learning Post-COVID Outbreak?

  • The traditional classroom-based education system needs to accept its insufficiency and join forces to refine knowledge and learning in the post COVID era

By: Divya Jain CEO & Co-Founder, Safeducate

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc globally and nothing can be done until a feasible vaccination is curated.
  • The health crisis has demolished the link between students and the education system and brought the cycle to an abrupt halt.
  • However, the edtech sector is regaining its powerful traction and has stirred up thoughts about the digital education system amid the pandemic.
  • Google Trends graph for edtech queries of the past 90 days has witnessed a 60 per cent boost in the user search patterns.

Edtech platforms have mushroomed over the past three-four years with a compelling teaching system that is intuitive and rewarding. They have succeeded in jolting the audience with a diverse curation of practicable courses. Riding high on the USP of not being reliant on a physical location for existence, the outreach of these platforms is massive as they only require a computer with an Internet connection.

The credibility of proficiency is a major focus while hiring professionals for study programmes. The edtech platforms inhibit the teachers to skip classes, pass time, and stay employed without visible contributions. This lack-luster approach has been eradicated and only competent teachers are retained for the gig. There is no dearth of qualified teachers seeking jobs and such platforms are creating work from home jobs that pay well.

The edtech platforms are crafting a community where teachers can express opinions, solve problems and share experiences that bolster the quality of learning.  Organizing congregations that serve a purpose with no communication barrier, supplements a qualitative approach towards education. Moreover, such platforms are also compelling the education governing bodies to reiterate methods that promote advanced education methods. This includes removing the physical barriers that bind students to rely on a particular institution for knowledge gathering. An interconnected education system that does not inhibit learning, where students gather whatever knowledge they seek, feels possible. The construction of an online repository of information with public access can point knowledge seekers in a precise direction.

India’s classroom-based learning has been plagued with obsolete practices that leave little room for curiosity. The idea of education has always been a cumbersome practice that requires physical movement. The knowledge disbursed in even higher institutions lacks actual implementation in the real world. It remains limited to the school curriculum that hinders the development of inquisitiveness in children. Moreover, the system is incapable of catering to every student’s needs due to overwhelming batch size and a limited number of proficient faculties.

That said, education is a virtue that should not be confined to an institution or a physical location. The advancements in technology and communication relay methods can be used to enable information sharing. This approach can incorporate students that would be otherwise left out due to migratory constraints. The idea that a degree or certification is a must-have for a successful career is not encouraged by pioneers of science and technology.

Edtech infrastructure is not tethered by climate change. The information is readily available round-the-clock. It experiences periodic revamping of the content and further branches out to industry level courses. The diversity of knowledge that edtech platforms are providing to their users at the click of a button is unparalleled. The traditional classroom-based education system needs to accept its insufficiency and join forces to refine knowledge and learning in the post COVID era.

Source: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/352003

Can #Edtech Replace Classroom Learning In Times Of The #Coronavirus Pandemic? – SPONSOR: BetterU Education Corp. $BTRU.ca $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:30 PM on Monday, June 8th, 2020

SPONSOR:  BetterU Education Corp. aims to provide access to quality education from around the world. 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 ecosystem. betterU / Ottolearn launch FREE COVID-19 mobile resource toolkit to fight the global crisis – Click here for more information.

Can Edtech Replace Classroom Learning In Times Of The Coronavirus Pandemic?

  • Edtech has definitely proven to be a saviour for students in these tough times
  • Elearning can provide itself as a comparable supplement to face-to-face classes in current times

By: Akhil Shahani

With schools and colleges shutting down due to the Covid-19 led lockdown, teachers and parents are worried about academics and loss of time in terms of learning that students will face. This may be the biggest disruption that education has ever witnessed where leading educational institutes are adapting newer technologies to facilitate learning.

Edtech – A Boon For Education

Edtech has definitely proven to be a saviour for students in these tough times. Any student who has access to a smartphone and a broadband connection can acquire a vast amount of content available online.

There are many free and paid online education resources and videos available that are easily accessible on sites such as Youtube. Additionally, advanced courses can be accessed from MOOC websites and platforms that are now making its courses free for students. The Indian government’s initiative Swayam, also offers free courses on its platform.

Hurdles To Democratising Education

However, in a country like India, replacing classroom learning with online education may prove to be more difficult than it sounds. The adoption of online learning is riddled with major hindrances. The first and foremost is the lack of good internet connectivity in India’s hinterlands, making it difficult for the lesser privileged rural population to access online education.

Students in these areas can access education videos via DVDs or pen drives; however, that depends on whether these children have access to tools such as smartphones, computers and players that are required to make these resources work, and a reliable electricity connection.

Another impediment is that a majority of online education is available in the English language, which only 10% of India’s population understand. It is imperative to have more educational content available in vernacular languages.

From a hiring and employment perspective, online degrees may not be beneficial to students as many employers do not consider online degrees credible for entry-level job hiring. Students still need to go to colleges with physical classrooms to be taken seriously by recruiters.

Government As A Stakeholder

The government can help overcome these hindrances and promote online education through various initiatives. In addition to the Swayam portal mentioned earlier, it can fund the development of online vernacular courses from school to college levels.

Ensuring the availability of a good internet connection and laptops for every government school will provide every student with an equal chance to avail quality education. This can also be done for budget private schools.

Private-public partnerships can also help in creating the infrastructure and services required to democratise education further. The government can publicise the use of online education to many of those that might be unaware that these resources exist.

The various tools used in online education such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality and gamification can help enhance the learning experience and have emerged as a boon for educators and students alike. The use of these innovations cannot be ignored, and educational institutions must inculcate the same in its curriculum moving forward for the benefit of its students.

However, despite the innovations currently witnessed in the edtech space, nothing beats the benefits a child gets from attending a regular school classroom.  The development of social skills takes place via interactions with their classmates and teachers.

Also, their facial expressions and tone of voice while responding to questions, allows an empathetic teacher to understand their learning needs better. Elearning can provide itself as a comparable supplement to face-to-face classes in current times, but cannot replace physical classrooms as a long term solution. The only way forward is an amalgamation of the two modules, a blend that combines the best of both worlds to propel education in the right direction.

Source: https://inc42.com/resources/can-edtech-replace-classroom-learning-in-times-of-pandemic/

betterU Education $BTRU.ca Provides Corporate Update $ARCL $CPLA $BPI $FC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:27 AM on Friday, June 5th, 2020

OTTAWA, June 05, 2020 — betterU Education Corp. (TSX VENTURE: BTRU, Frankfurt: 5OGA) (the “Company” or “betterU”) would like to provide an update on the development of the Company.

Corporate Update

  • betterU launches Software as a Service (SaaS) Learning Management System (LMS) – To support betterU’s B2B Ready-To-Go mobile platform, the company has developed and fully integrated a skills development LMS that enables corporate clients, schools and government clients to manage their teams, assign skills programs, access robust reporting and much more. betterU’s skills development LMS integrates seamlessly with the Ready-To-Go mobile platform and assessment system creating a more comprehensive skilling solution for the market.

    The Skills Development LMS has already received high reviews from betterU’s clients. The skills development LMS provides betterU with the ability to manage scale more effectively, putting control in the hands of companies, with the governance, structure and backend being managed by the betterU team.

    A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/df31a720-9d8b-47dc-919b-b0a38fc327a4
  • Corporate Clients – betterU continues to work closely with Positive Ventures Group in Canada and Paramount Staffing in the USA for the development and growth of their programs. betterU has the completed tools and resources to effectively support growth opportunities within both these clients, and their clients as well. The Company announced on April 8th 2020 the signing of Paramount Staffing as a new client. Paramount Staffing, is a subsidiary of Proman, based in France, a multibillion-dollar staffing company with over 50,000 global employees and more than 20,000 corporate clients. betterU, by focusing on Paramount’s needs to support their teams across the USA and Canada, opens opportunities to support the entire organization.  
     
  • Corporate Visibility – betterU has officially launched its social media programs across multiple social media platforms. If you are not following betterU already, please follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. betterU has surpassed over 130,000 followers on Facebook. The social program provides highlights about company advancements, new products and services, the TIPS (Tackling Ideas that Provide Skills) program and much more. In addition to providing awareness through social media, the company will be launching this quarter their newsletter and blogging portal that will be available at https://corporate.betteru.ca/.  
     
  • Funding – the Company has been approved for a $40,000 interest free 2-year loan and a $41,000 IRAP IAP grant to support employees over the next three months as well as to support current business needs. The Company has applied for additional non-dilutive funding through other such government programs.

About betterU Education Corp.

betterU is an education-to-employment technology company offering an end-to-end solution leveraging business intelligence to automate skilling, reskilling and upskilling for companies operating on domestic and global scales.

betterU has integrated into its platform the content, technology and support for tailored skills assessments, learning pathways and training modules from 100+ of the world’s leading online education providers. betterU’s eco-system includes detailed job, skill, employer, and educational profiles spanning 3,000+ standardized jobs. betterU’s integrated platform is the most efficient solution to address evolving skilling challenges for employers and employees through the employment lifecycle from entry level to executive. We don’t sell content, we help build better people.  

For more information, please visit https://corporate.betteru.ca/corporate-gov/

Contact:

Brad Loiselle, CEO
1-613-695-4100
[email protected]

betterU Education Corp.
Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]

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betterU LMS
betterU LMS supports corporate, schools and government clients in assigning and managing their skills development programs. betterU’s LMS comes pre-loaded with over 500 skills development programs supporting various departments and individual skills requirements.