Tutoring via LRM: Announcing the Partnership between Fidelis Education and Wyzant

Wyzant + Fidelis partnership (1)Fidelis Education, the pioneer of Learning Relationship Management, and Wyzant, the leading tutoring company, are announcing a unique partnership that will contribute to LRM customers’ ability to deliver personalized learning solutions for their students.  

Learning Relationship Management (LRM) is an operating system for out-of-class student success support services. One of those critical out-of-class supports is tutoring.  “We’ve all been there” says Fidelis CEO Gunnar Counselman “in a class where we’re so far behind that there doesn’t seem to be a path to light.  The right tutor at the right time, can make all the difference.”  The Fidelis + Wyzant partnership makes it easy for universities to deliver that tutoring service, just when students need it.  

Wyzant connects expert tutors with students to drive outcomes for students simply and securely. They’re dramatically changing the way students and tutors connect by making it more personalized and giving students full control over the experience. They are clear industry leaders with over 80,000 tutors having taught over 1 million lessons, in-person and online support and custom integration or APIs. To learn more, visit their website at https://www.wyzant.com/.

Fidelis Named Codie Award Finalist

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Fidelis Education, the Learning Relationship Management platform, today announced that it was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best Learning Relationship Management Solution category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.”

Read the full article here.

Wainhouse Research Presents New Findings on LRM

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By Alan Greenberg
Ending the Expectation of Average while Getting Back to Basics

Many educational technological tools have been designed to solve a specific functional requirement, whether meant to support institution, educator / learner, or classroom needs. Some of these have been terrific point solutions that have enhanced teaching and learning and improved institutional efficiency and productivity.  But they have not yet delivered on one very big idea: how to foster the essential relationship between the learner (at the heart of it all) and the community of stakeholders meant to mentor the learner, most notably the educator.

The LMS platform workflows have made the lives of college professors infinitely easier, but in many respects the LMS is a point solution specifically designed to manage courses only.  The Student Information System functions as a large data repository, not as a platform for managing teaching and learning.

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An emerging approach is designed, however, from the ground up to reflect the lifecycle of the learner: the Learning Relationship Management (LRM) platform.   In many respects LRM is analogous to the Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) found in the business world.  The key elements of LRM embrace the concept that every learner is unique, and will have his/her own unique pathway or process, but that such a process cannot be viewed without also including the relationships with others that are at the core of learning.  Thus any LRM platform may include a wide mix of the following essential elements: learning pathways, learner profiles, learning communities, digital portfolios, analytics tools, social elements, coaching tools, flags and alerts, learning applications, and more.

This paper, sponsored by the LRM Alliance, describes how this emerging category of educational technology shifts the workflow paradigm in both higher education and primary / secondary education, and how it can be an essential element in the larger discussion taking place about improving education and institutional reinvention.  Wainhouse Research interviewed many of the category inventors and early entrants (Epiphany Learning, Fidelis Education, Fishtree, and Motivis Learning) as well as a number of leading universities (Southern New Hampshire University, American University, Bryan University, Concordia University Chicago) and K-12 programs (Teton Science Schools, Verona Wisconsin Area School District, Walker Elementary / West Allis-West Milwaukee, Wisconsin School District) that are early adopters. The result is a resource that will educate anyone new to the category concerning features and benefits, while also providing a description of best practices and methods of overcoming challenges as described by early adopters.

Download the whitepaper here: http://cp.wainhouse.com/content/learning-relationship-management