“For years, we’ve been looking for a partner who shares the philosophy of serving students and institutions through technology,”
Using Atheneo — Knowledge Elements’ online course delivery system — schools can develop their own online courses, enhance existing programs and access online courses developed by other schools. EMPOWER is complementary to Atheneo because it easily handles the complexities of online course administration — even those courses that start each hour and extend beyond normal semesters and terms. Such courses typically present challenges to financial aid, records and billing departments, but are resolved smoothly by using EMPOWER. To marry their products and maximize user efficiency, both Atheneo and EMPOWER developed an interface that passes course, student and instructor information from EMPOWER to Atheneo. This simplifies the administrative process and makes deploying online courses easier for everyone.
“This is an ideal solution for EMPOWER clients who want to start offering online learning,” said Robert Brender, President of EMPOWER. “But Knowledge Elements is more than a learning management system. They also offer resources to teach courses, help launch degree completion programs, and assist with accreditation approval and assessment of student learning outcomes.”
It wasn’t just the systems’ compatibility that sparked the partnership, though. Brender says Knowledge Elements’ flexibility, integrated features, and student- and higher education-centered approach to business mirrors EMPOWER’s philosophy. “We line up on the technical side, but we line up on the human side, too,” he said. “This is truly exciting for both of us.”
About EMPOWER Student Information System
EMPOWER is a fully integrated student information system that meets the management needs of colleges and universities. Its modular design supports ease and efficiency in recruitment, admissions, records and registration, degree audit, financial aid, alumni relations and much more. EMPOWER’s Oracle Database offers the industry’s best security. It allows institutional data to be stored in one central location, where it can be managed, updated and accessed in real time. EMPOWER is available to license or use as a SaaS (software as a service) system based on technical needs. The full EMPOWER package includes implementation, training, conversion, support, maintenance and ongoing updates. For more information, please visit http://www.empowersis.com.
About Knowledge Elements
Knowledge Elements is the premier provider of integrated, collaborative learning environments. Through the Atheneo learning delivery PaaS (platform as a service), Knowledge Elements provides course outcomes linked from assessments to institutional objectives; an integrated student experience that eliminates pop-up windows; the ability to present multiple content types (reading, listening, watching) in the same content window; and the ability to automatically change course sessions without touching content. As the pioneer in adult degree completion programs, Knowledge Elements has implemented over 65 programs both on-site and online. For more information, please visit http://www.knowledgeelements.com.
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