SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Engageda comprehensive learning environment specifically designed by educators to foster active, collaborative learning and deeper peer relationships, today announced a partnership with Fullstack Academyone of the oldest and most successful technology bootcamp providers in the United States
Over the next year, Fullstack plans to transition its bootcamp programs, including those with its 16 university partners, to the Engageli platform. These include cybersecurity, coding, data analytics, DevOps, and product management programs, and those same courses are powered by partnerships with Caltech, Emory University, LSU, University of Illinois Chicago, Virginia Tech and other universities. Engageli will help students in these programs learn and develop their technical skills with their peers while developing their professional networks.
In Fullstack bootcamps, learners apply new content knowledge to practice problem solving, code reviews, and group project work. Fullstack selected Engageli to support this collaborative work, finding that the platform provided critical elements not available through other tools. With Engageli, the bootcamp provider can foster personalized small group coaching around programming and code review to ensure active learning and real-time feedback. The platform’s ability to provide collaborative and instructor-assisted assistance to synchronous and asynchronous learning environments, as well as learners with low internet bandwidth or older machines, aligns with the Fullstack’s goal is to bring engaging technology education to a broad audience.
“Partnering with Engageli significantly advances our mission to transform lives and communities through accessible and engaging technology education,” said Jerrad Tausz, CEO of Fullstack Academy. “Students in our bootcamps learn the skills needed to land high-paying, in-demand tech jobs, and Engageli’s seamless support for active, multimodal learning will ensure we can continue to evolve our course offerings while maintaining emphasis on learner experience and positive engagement.”
Online classrooms powered by Engageli aim to provide students with collaborative workspaces that mirror in-person classrooms. Engageli’s tabletop model allows larger classes to have the same level of student attention with the added benefit of measuring participation. Students can be placed in small groups of up to 10 people where they can work and learn collaboratively, discuss problem solutions, and program together in a shared environment. Instructors can “walk around” and provide feedback to each group as they would have done in person before COVID.
Engageli’s native engagement tools, such as quizzes and polls, provide real-time understanding of students, as well as feedback mechanisms, including emojis, to determine if students in the class are engaged and understand the content.
“Engageli’s purpose-built comprehensive learning environment enables inclusive and accessible quality education at scale,” said Dan Avida, CEO of Engageli. “Fullstack’s innovative pedagogy and skilled instructors use Engageli to teach transformational skills that achieve meaningful results for students.”
Although Fullstack intends to completely transform its bootcamps over the next year, it has already started using Engageli in some course offerings, including its Grace Hopper Programan immersive software engineering course for women and non-binary students, and the NY Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) program, offered in partnership with NYC Tech Talent Pipeline.
“We are committed and passionate about the experience students have in our programs. As our live online programming continues to evolve, it is extremely important to us to provide an environment that prepares our students for success,” said Bryan Gender, vice president of studies at Fullstack Academy. “The intimate and highly collaborative engagement that Engageli enables encourages student participation and inclusive learning approaches to meet diverse student needs.”
Engageli advances the higher education industry globally by enhancing virtual teaching and learning experiences. Its cloud-based, multi-modal digital learning technology creates flexible, inclusive and secure environments optimized for student connections and active learning. Recognized for these innovations, Engageli was appointed to the HolonIQ EdTech List 2021 2021spotlighting the most promising education technology companies in North America, received the award for Best Higher Education Solution in the EdTech Digest EdTech Awards 2022 ahead of 19 other finalists, and earned an honorable mention in the 2021 fast company World Changing Ideas Award Program, which recognizes companies and initiatives that inspire better and fairer learning. Founded in 2020 by Dan Avida, Dr. Serge Plotkin and Dr. Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera and Insitro, Engageli has raised over $47 million in funding. To learn more, please visit www.engageli.com.
About Fullstack Academy
Fullstack Academy is a national technology education provider based in New York. Founded in 2012, it offers web development, cybersecurity, data analytics, product management, and DevOps bootcamps. Fullstack Academy also offers the Grace Hopper Program, an immersive software engineering course for women and non-binary students, in addition to partnerships with leading universities nationwide, including Virginia Tech, Caltech CTME, and Louisiana State. University. Graduates have been hired by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Fortune 100 companies and startups. Fullstack Academy is part of the Zovio Network (Nasdaq: ZVO). For more information, visit www.fullstackacademy.com.
Zovio (Nasdaq: ZVO) is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions to help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. The Zovio network, including Fullstack Academy, leverages its core strengths to meet priority market needs with educational technology services. Using proprietary advanced data analytics, Zovio identifies the most meaningful ways to improve the learner experience and drive strong results for higher education institutions, employers, and learners. Zovio’s goal is to help everyone be in a class of their own. For more information, visit www.zovio.com.