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Reports: Nationwide, Large-Scale Studies Find New Evidence on How Schools Are Closing Outcome Gaps

Tyton Partners publishes three reports highlighting how higher education institutions struggle to support students in the post-pandemic era and what is working to close equity gaps.1 2 BOSTON, July 12, 2022 Tyton Partners has released the annual updates of Driving Toward a Degree, Hitting Their Stride, and Time for Class, highlighting how the higher education […]

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7000+ Faculty & Administrators Share Their Views on Equity Gaps and Opportunities

Today, we published three reports which highlight how the higher education system misses the mark for students, especially those from historically under-represented groups and those with financial needs. Especially for Black, Latino, and Indigenous students and students with financial needs, the college experience continues to be a challenging one. Thanks to the participation of 7,400 […]

Reports: Nationwide, Large-Scale Studies Find New Evidence on How Schools Are Closing Outcome Gaps

Tyton Partners publishes three reports highlighting how higher education institutions struggle to support students in the post-pandemic era and what is working to close equity gaps.1 2 BOSTON, July 12, 2022 Tyton Partners has released the annual updates of Driving Toward a Degree, Hitting Their Stride, and Time for Class, highlighting how the higher education […]

Hitting Their Stride: Building Momentum Through High-Quality Implementation and a Commitment to Change

The developmental education reform movement is at a crossroads. While significant shifts in institutional and state policy have worked to dismantle the prior problematic approaches to developmental education, aggregate survey data from the past three years shows little change in self-reported awareness and adoption of key elements of the reform movement. Additionally, the fallout from […]

Supplier Benchmarking Toolkit: A supplemental resource to Improving Instructional Resources to Enhance the Teacher Experience

There is a crisis in U.S. schools: Teachers, the most important ingredient in a child’s learning,1 are demoralized. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, one in six K-12 teachers reported that they were likely to leave the profession. During the pandemic, this number increased to one in four.2 There are many avenues to better support and […]

Survey: Parent Awareness and Economic Barriers Shaping the Future of Supplemental Learning Pods

Final report in Tyton Partners’ three-part series investigating the scale and scope of alternative education models concludes with an optimistic view of the future of SLPs As schools strive to achieve a “new normal” following the 2020-2021 academic school year conducted primarily remotely, the continued adoption of supplemental learning pods (SLPs) is impacted by whether […]

Amazon to Use Free College as a Recruiting Tool

A higher education state system administrator recently told us that employer partnerships are like flossing: valuable sure, but tedious and sometimes painful, and not nearly as prevalent as often claimed. Yet from Starbucks to Walmart to Amazon they are an increasingly prominent part of the higher education landscape and public institutions in particular given their broad missions must reckon with how they will serve and support this new class of student and new category of sponsor. Not unlike […]

Tyton Partners Widens Education Industry Coverage with the Elevation of Chris Liedel to Managing Director in the Investment Banking Practice

With extensive experience in the media, education, and non-profit sectors, Chris Liedel has spent the past 25 years driving growth and social impact initiatives for organizations including National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Today, Tyton Partners announces that current firm Vice Chairman Liedel will expand his role at Tyton Partners to […]

Tyton Partners Announces 2021 Deal Highlights and Predictions for Second Half of the Year

2021 Transformational SaaS and Technology Transactions   2021 Tech-Enabled Services Transactions With global investors racing to deploy billions of dollars across the edtech ecosystem, Tyton Partners continues to be a trusted advisor to many of the preeminent investors, executives, and entrepreneurs navigating a dynamic capital markets environment that is outpacing previous fundraising records. We are […]

Tyton Partners Investment Banking Practice Completes Record First Half of 2021

With global investors racing to deploy billions of dollars across the edtech ecosystem, Tyton Partners continues to be a trusted advisor to many of the pre-eminent investors, executives, and entrepreneurs navigating a dynamic capital markets environment that is outpacing previous fundraising records. During the first half of the year, the Tyton Partners Investment Banking team […]

Closing the Perception to Practice Gap Can Improve Equity Across Student Lifecycle

A family of reports from Tyton Partners examine how academic institutions can implement practices that increase equitable outcomes in higher education Tyton Partners has released the annual updates of Hitting their Stride, Time for Class, and Driving Toward a Degree which collectively examine the evolving gap existing between the perception and practice of equity¹ across […]

Driving Toward a Degree 2021: Caseload, Coordination, Student Engagement, and Equity

Driving Toward a Degree is a research collaborative for increasing student success across the higher education landscape. Since 2016, data has been collected and analyzed via longitudinal primary research to understand the state of institutional practices and technology adoption that facilitate holistic student support. The goal is to offer insights to help institutions evolve their […]

And One Platform to Rule Them All

As the U.S. collectively emerges from the pandemic, we see no slowdown in enthusiasm for EdTech among investors. The pace and size of deals across all dimensions of the education market continues to grow. And the enthusiasm seems well-warranted. K-12 and post-secondary institutions find themselves with new federal funds to deploy and corporations are as eager as ever to upskill, reskill or simply retain talent through sponsored training.

After COVID-19: Driving Academic Transformation Through Public-Private Partnerships

Just over a year ago, in a matter of a few weeks nearly every American college and university transformed from primarily face-to-face to remote learning.  The result, with little thought for the transformative effect, has been the creation of thousands of public-private partnerships, arraying proprietary platforms and private capital (Zoom has a market cap of $100-billion) into […]

Tyton Partners Releases Largest National Study on Student Success and Funds Fellow at the NACADA Center for Research

  PRESS RELEASES |FEB 18, 2019   Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (Feb 18, 2019) – Tyton Partners has released Driving Toward a Degree 2019, the largest longitudinal nation-wide study that measures the adoption and impact of various structures, processes, practices, and technologies related to student success in higher education.  The two-part study includes survey responses […]

Time for Class COVID-19 Edition Part 3: The Impact of 2020 on Introductory Faculty and Their Students

This past fall, higher education faculty across the country, after having worked throughout the summer to rebuild and redesign courses, showed up to “keep teaching” for their students, primarily in hybrid, highly-flexible and online courses. As we close in on the one-year mark of the pandemic, 852 faculty teaching introductory courses are calling for urgent […]

Making the Grade: Professional Learning to Support our Educators During Remote Learning

The first day of school looked starkly different this year for teachers and students nationwide. As districts continue to face uncertainty around how and where learning will happen, teachers are doing their best to engage students and deliver high-quality educational experiences. As teachers are stretched ever further by rising expectations, all stakeholders, from parents to […]

Tyton Partners Launches Center for Higher Education Transformation

BOSTON, MA (September 23, 2020) – Colleges and universities are experiencing never-before-seen levels of change, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher education institutions of all types and sizes face a barrage of pressures to improve outcomes and sustainability despite a declining and evolving student population. Tyton Partners has launched its Center for Higher Education Transformation […]

Tyton Partners Represented Carrick Capital Partners in its acquisition of Flatiron School, a WeWork Company

SAN FRANCISCO and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carrick Capital Partners (“Carrick”), an investment firm focused on software and software-enabled businesses, today announced that it is acquiring Flatiron School, one of the country’s leading technical bootcamps from WeWork. Flatiron School graduates its students with highly in-demand skills in software engineering, data science, UX/UI design, and cybersecurity. Flatiron […]

Tyton Partners represented HelioCampus in its sale to Pamlico Capital

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to HelioCampus in its sale to Pamlico Capital. HelioCampus is a first-to-market business performance analytics tech enabled services platform for colleges and universities. Founded in 2015, HelioCampus’ technology platform consolidates, organizes, and manages an institution’s data as HelioCampus’ data scientists partner with customers to develop solutions for their most pressing […]

Tyton Partners represented Accelify Solutions on its Sale to Frontline Education

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ Tyton Partners acted as exclusive advisor to Accelify Solutions, LLC  (“Accelify”), in its sale to Frontline Education (“Frontline”). Accelify is a leading SaaS provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education (“SPED”) operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement. The company’s suite of […]

Tyton Partners Releases Time for Class Toolkit to Guide Higher Education Professionals in the Expansion of High Quality Digital Learning

Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (May 21, 2019) – Tyton Partners has released the Time for Class Toolkit, a set of research-based briefs designed to support institutional dialogue, decision-making and action around instructional practices and digital learning tools, especially adaptive courseware. The kit was built using data from Time for Class, a national longitudinal survey […]

Tyton Partners represented Fullstack Academy in its sale to Zovio

SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Fullstack Academy in its sale to Zovio. Fullstack Academy’s coding bootcamps train students across the country in on-campus and remote programs.  Through its own campuses, online, and through university partnerships, graduates of Fullstack programs are trained to succeed in an environment of increasing […]

Tyton Partners represented TE21, Inc. in its sale to Certica Solutions

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 11, 2019 Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to TE21, Inc. in its sale to Certica Solutions. TE21, Inc. is an award-winning education company that offers mission critical solutions to meet the needs of K-12 schools and districts. TE21 provides benchmark assessments, item bank, intervention solutions, professional development, and education improvement […]

Appointment of Senior Research Fellow to Support Driving Toward a Degree and the NACADA Center for Research

Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (April 2, 2019) – Tyton Partners and NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA) – proudly announce the appointment of Dr. Lydia Kyei-Blankson as Senior Research Fellow at the NACADA Center for Research at Kansas State University (KSU). Dr. Kyei-Blankson, is the Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Foundations […]

Driving Towards a Degree: The Evolution of Student Supports in Higher Education

This report follows Tyton Partners’ 2015 two-part series Driving Toward a Degree: The Evolution of Planning and Advising in Higher Education, the 2016 publication Driving Toward a Degree: Establishing a Baseline on Integrated Approaches to Planning and Advising, and the 2017 publication Driving Toward a Degree: The Evolution of Academic Advising in Higher Education. 2019’s publication titled, Driving Toward […]

Sector Deal Dynamics – March 2019

February education transactions underscore traditional university’s desire for comprehensive solutions, suggesting further consolidation of the technology-based services landscape. Meanwhile, Private Equity demonstrates continued interest in subscription-based administrative software. Rapid change in the employment market continues to drive deal counts and grow ties between education offerings and employment services. We hope these observations provide insights into […]

Tyton Partners Releases Largest National Study on Student Success and Funds Fellow at the NACADA Center for Research

Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (Feb 19, 2019) – Tyton Partners has released Driving Toward a Degree 2019, the largest longitudinal nation-wide study that measures the adoption and impact of various structures, processes, practices, and technologies related to student success in higher education.  The two-part study includes survey responses from 3,300 institutional stakeholders from nearly 1,300 […]

Tyton Partners represented Wiley in its acquisition of Learning House

Hoboken, NJ (November 1, 2018) Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wiley in it’s acquisition of  Learning House. Read the press release here. About Wiley Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, […]

Updated Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Launches with New Guide to Courseware Adoption and Refined Accessibility Attributes and Quality Indicators

BOSTON, MA (Sep 19, 2018) – An update to the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework was released today. The CWiC Framework is an open, field-owned suite of resources designed to help postsecondary decision makers make informed selections of digital courseware products, and support effective adoption and implementation of these solutions. It was developed and initially […]

Tyton Partners represented Carnegie Learning in its merger with New Mountain Learning, a portfolio company of CIP Capital

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Carnegie Learning has merged with New Mountain Learning, a portfolio company of CIP Capital CIP Capital today officially announced that it has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with recently acquired New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading […]

Tyton Partners represented Hack Reactor in its sale to Galvanize

DENVER, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hack Reactor in its sale to Galvanize. Hack Reactor is an immersive full-stack development program that teaches students software engineering at our campuses in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, New York City, and through our Remote campus. Students master advanced HTML and CSS, front-end JavaScript frameworks like Backbone […]

Tyton Partners represented Castle Worldwide in its sale to Scantron

JUNE 20, 2018 EAGAN, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE) Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Castle Worldwide in its sale to Scantron. Castle is an accomplished, widely respected, full-service certification and licensure testing company. It has over 30 years-experience and leadership in the science of psychometrics, licensure and certification test development, and internet-based test delivery. Castle’s […]

Educational Supplier Really Good Stuff Acquires Steve Spangler Science

MONTEREY, Calif., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Really Good Stuff, LLC, a subsidiary of Excelligence Learning Corporation, the Monterey, California-based leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary teachers and parents, announced its acquisition of Steve Spangler Science, the Denver-based creator and marketer of innovative STEM-based products and learning experiences that introduce young minds to future […]

Carnegie Learning Announces Strategic Alliance with Smithsonian

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum and services, has announced a strategic alliance with the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian has long been a leading developer of research-based science and engineering curriculum through its Smithsonian Science Education Center, which was established in 1985 to help transform the teaching and learning of […]

Tyton Partners represented Motion Math in its sale to Curriculum Associates

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Tyton Partners acted as a financial advisor to Motion Math in its sale to Curriculum Associates. The deal will enhance Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready program by enriching student experience in developing critical math skills. Motion Math engages students with visual math games that promote a growth mindset through feedback and coaching, challenging and […]

Tyton Partners represented WhiteBox Learning in its sale to Flinn Scientific

Batavia, IL, October 24, 2017 – Tyton Partners represented WhiteBox Learning in its sale to Flinn Scientific Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to WhiteBox Learning LLC (“WhiteBox”) in its sale to Flinn Scientific. WhiteBox is a leading SaaS provider of a comprehensive activity-based learning system that offers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) […]

Tyton Partners Launches Largest National Study on Academic Advising and Student Success, Driving Toward a Degree 2017

Source: Press Release BOSTON, MA (Oct 12, 2017) – Tyton Partners has released Driving Toward a Degree 2017, the latest report in a series that measures the extent and impact of various practices and products related to academic advising across higher education institutions nationwide.  The two-part study includes survey responses from 2,200 institutional stakeholders from […]

Tyton Partners Co-Advised DMGT’s Hobsons in the Sale of Select Product Lines to Campus Management Corp.

Source: Press release (PR NEWSWIRE Sep 28, 2017) -Tyton Partners (www.tytonpartners.com) acted as co-advisor to DMGT Hobsons, Inc., in the sale of product lines Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain to Campus Management Corp., a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company.  These solutions are used globally by more than 700 higher education institutions.  JEGI (www.jegi.com), was […]

Tyton Partners Co-Advised DMGT’s Hobsons in the Sale of Select Product Lines to Campus Management Corp.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Tyton Partners acted as co-advisor to DMGT Hobsons, Inc., in the sale of product lines Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain to Campus Management Corp., a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company.  These solutions are used globally by more than 700 higher education institutions.  JEGI (www.jegi.com), was lead advisor to DMGT’s Hobsons, Inc. […]

Innovative Employment Technology Fund Launches and Announces Initial Investments

Source: Press Release CHICAGO, IL (September 26, 2017) –The Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation capitalize the Employment Technology Fund The Employment Technology Fund (“ETF”), an innovative impact investing initiative of the New Venture Fund, and made possible with funding from these leading foundations—The Joyce Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, […]

Updated Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Launches with Improved Features and Usability

BOSTON, MA (Sep 21, 2017) – An update to the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework was released today. The CWiC Framework is an open, field-owned suite of resources designed to help postsecondary decision-makers make informed selections of digital courseware products, and support effective adoption and implementation of these solutions. It was developed and initially released […]

Barriers to Digital Learning? Time and Training More Than Resistance

Source: Inside Higher Ed. June 2017 Colleges’ ambitions for technology-enabled instruction have outstripped actual use, more because of practical impediments than philosophical ones, analysis suggests. Professors’ views about the role of technology in learning are easy to caricature.Some faculty members cling to their yellowed lecture notes and reject new technology-enabled approaches because they believe what they’re doing […]

Alternative Pathways: Are They Set Up for Success?

The Bottom Line A rapidly expanding collection of companies and organizations are operating and launching Alternative Pathways programs to accelerate individuals’ economic and employment mobility. While drawing on elements of more traditional education-to-employment programs, Alternative Pathways programs (APPs) explicitly prepare participants for validated, in-demand workforce opportunities, often in a much shorter timeframe, and sometimes at a […]

Path to Employment: Maximizing the Impact of Alternative Pathways Programs

A two-part publication highlighting how alternative pathways programs can accelerate employment prospects for low-income adults In the latter half of 2016, Tyton Partners conducted national research on behalf of The James Irvine Foundation regarding innovative education-to-employment opportunities for low-income adults. The goal of this initiative was to better understand the emerging ecosystem of Alternative Pathways […]

Purdue Acquires Kaplan: An Inconvenient Truth About Academic Efficiency

The Bottom Line Purdue’s acquisition of Kaplan University has been the subject of much debate. Punditry aside, a look at the data offers a different perspective on the rationale for the combination: academic efficiency. Kaplan University’s online instructional delivery and related student support spending is nearly 4.5x lower than Purdue’s. Sure, graduation rates are lower, […]

Tyton Partners represented InsideTrack in its sale to Strada Education Network

Source: Press Release INDIANAPOLIS, IN–(Marketwired – May 08, 2017) – Strada Education Network℠, an innovative new nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ college success and connecting them to rewarding careers, announced today that InsideTrack®, the leading provider of student success coaching, will join its growing network of mission-driven companies. “InsideTrack’s proven student coaching solutions expand our network’s […]

Francisco Partners Acquires myON, a Business Unit of Capstone

Source: Press Release (Minneapolis, MN) February 21, 2017 — Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. In conjunction with the transaction, Francisco Partners plans to make a significant growth investment in myON. Since launching in 2011, myON has […]

Excelligence Learning Acquires ChildCare Education Institute

Source: Press Release MONTEREY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI, headquartered in Duluth, Ga., is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market. […]

Excelligence Learning Acquires Frog Street Press

Source: PRESS RELEASE- MONTEREY, Calif., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired Frog Street Press, Inc.  Frog Street, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0 – 5 years to […]

Market Update- Q1 2017 Skills Training Bootcamp

BOOTCAMPS ATTRACTING INVESTORS AND STRATEGIC ACQUIRERS Skills training bootcamps have seen explosive growth, driven by compelling employment outcomes and a high student return-on-investment. The success of this innovative model has drawn the interest of capital providers, strategic acquirers, private lenders, and the Department of Education. We expect continued growth, but also anticipate the competitive landscape […]

Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Officially Launches With Expanded Feature Set

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 11, 2016) – Today marks the official launch of the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework, a research-based resource to help postsecondary decision-makers navigate the digital courseware market and effectively adopt and implement courseware solutions. The Framework, developed through a collaboration between the Online Learning Consortium (“OLC”) and Tyton Partners, with contributions from […]

Balancing the Equation in Employment Technology

The Bottom Line The millions of dollars invested in technology solutions to help U.S. adults find and sustain employment disproportionately favor those targeted at high-skilled, white-collar opportunities, but this may change. Why? The Employment Technology Equation Tyton Partners’ analysis of the employment technology landscape, informed by a comprehensive review of more than 500 suppliers active […]

Jouve Expands Customer Capabilities in the Education Market with Acquisition of Six Red Marbles

Source: Press Release PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jouve, a provider of cross-media solutions for designing, enriching, and distributing content, today announced the acquisition of Six Red Marbles, LLC, a Boston-based agency specializing in Learning Experience Design for markets that include education, publishing, and knowledge-driven enterprises. Jouve Chairman and CEO Geoffrey Godet noted that “the purchase of Six Red […]

Cengage Acquires WebAssign, Strengthening Market Position in Science, Technology and Math

Source: BOSTON and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage’s position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions. BOSTON […]

Scale-Ups Over Start-Ups: Tyton Partners Announces 2016 Growth50 Companies

Source: Press Release Company Recognizes Top 50 Growth-Stage Companies in the Education Sector Achieving Impact at Scale BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Sep 7, 2016) –  Tyton Partners, the leading provider of investment banking and strategy consulting services to the global knowledge sector, today released their annual Tyton Growth50 list, which recognizes the top 50 organizations achieving impact […]

Lots of Talk, Little Action for Academic Advising and Planning Technology

Source: Edsurge The latest Tyton research focuses on how higher-ed institutions are using advising and planning technology. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and in collaboration with National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and the Global Community on Academic Advising (NACADA), […]

New Research from Tyton Partners Highlights Imperative of Higher Education Planning and Advising Reform

Source:  Press Release As postsecondary student retention and completion rates in the US fail to improve at expected rates, there has been an increased focus on advising and specifically an approach called integrated planning and advising for student success (iPASS). Tyton Partners and the Babson Survey Research Group collaborated with The Global Community for Academic […]

Catching Up With the Class of 2015: Q&A with BloomBoard CEO Jason Lange

Tyton Partners has officially launched the second annual Tyton Growth50, an annual recognition of dynamic growth-stage companies across all markets in the education sector. In a space enamored with new, the Tyton Growth50 celebrates sustainability. The list recognizes the top 50 organizations achieving impact at scale through a combination of strong financial performance, market penetration, […]

Learning to Adapt 2.0: The Evolution of Adaptive Learning in Higher Education

Over the past four years, adaptive learning has gone from an ill-defined concept in postsecondary education to an important category of teaching and learning technology. Definitions of adaptive learning have been proposed and rejected, with the term often dismissed as “marketing-speak” among skeptical buyers. Despite the confusion surrounding this technology, a promising road lies ahead […]

Not Your Grandfather’s Career Services

The Bottom Line Tyton Partners’ tracking of postsecondary education investment deals highlighted an attractive category for the investor community in 2015: career services. By our count, companies supporting individuals’ transition from education to the workforce received the highest number of investments. What’s the common thread investors are looking for? Each year, Tyton Partners tracks equity investments […]

L’adaptive learning, la révolution qui vient

Hachette Livre a signé le 10 septembre 2015 un partenariat avec Knewton, la start-up new-yorkaise en pointe aux États-Unis sur l’adaptive learning. Outre-Atlantique, ce nouveau mode d’apprentissage mêle algorithmes, psychologie cognitive et big datas afin de personnaliser l’enseignement. Universités américaines et éditeurs de logiciels y voient des opportunités fortes, malgré un coût conséquent. Le point […]

Driving Toward a Degree: The Evolution of Planning and Advising in Higher Education

A confluence of factors, including a shift to performance-based funding and declining student enrollment, has led to an increased focus on student retention and on-time graduation at postsecondary institutions. In response, over 100 vendors in the integrated planning and advising services market have introduced products aimed at improving student retention and graduation rates. These product […]

Time for Class: Lessons for the Future of Digital Courseware in Higher Education

A three-part publication series on digital courseware in higher education Pressure is mounting in the postsecondary education ecosystem to improve the quality of teaching and learning, while increasing accessibility and affordability for students. It is widely accepted that educational outcomes are better when instruction is personalized to students’ needs and objectives and effective personalized learning […]

The Tyton Growth50: Our Inaugural List of the Most Important Growth-Stage Companies in Education

The education sector – stretching from early childhood through to corporate, professional and life-long learning – is in the midst of an epic period of investment activity and national discussion. A steady stream of tenacious entrepreneurs and emergent product and service models are pushing up against long-standing practices and institutional systems. Driving and achieving scale […]

Tyton report highlights dearth of tech solutions for adult ed programs

Published by: EducationDIVE The sector has demand for instructional technologies but very little supply Education technology initiatives have exploded in recent years. School districts at the elementary and secondary level have purchased tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks while digital programming companies have produced new educational applications for their students. Testing companies have created adaptive versions of […]

Research Shows Technology Has the Potential to Reshape Adult Education

Landmark national survey of adult educators shows tremendous opportunity for instructional technology to dramatically improve and expand adult basic education BOSTON, March 31, 2015 – Thirty-six million American adults lack the basic skills required for meaningful employment in today’s workforce, and only a fraction are served by existing educational programs. New research finds a huge […]

Evidence of Learning Framework: Beneficial for Students, Institutions, and Employers

Published by: The EvoLLLution The traditional approaches to measuring and sharing an individual’s learning no longer match the expectations of students, employers and higher education administrators. Transcripts—the official record for what a student has learned—simply do not capture or communicate an individual’s capabilities and understate skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving. But […]

Evidence of Learning: The Case for an Integrated Competency Management System

A shift in expectations is occurring among core postsecondary education stakeholders – students, employers, and institutional administrators and faculty – regarding the “evidence of learning” required in today’s world and its effective validation and presentation. The ability of individuals to present their evidence of learning should be a hallmark of our society’s increasing orientation toward […]

Capital Flows to Post Secondary Education

For-profit, early-stage investment in the postsecondary education ecosystem more than tripled from 2010 to 2013, and investments through October 2014 suggest continued growth in the amount of capital flowing into postsecondary-oriented businesses. Capital flow increases since 2010 are largely driven by increased volume in seed and early-stage venture capital investment. The Education Delivery and Software/Services […]

Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) advised Pathbrite in its transaction with Cengage Learning

Boston, MA – Through a new partnership between Cengage Learning, a leading education company, and Pathbrite, the world’s leading Portfolio Learning Platform, students will have access to Pathbrite’s best-in-class e-portfolio in Cengage Learning’s course solutions. The addition of an e-portfolio to MindTap’s high quality course content differentiates it as the only truly comprehensive student centric […]

Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented Altius Education in its sale of select assets to Datamark

Salt Lake City, UT – Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms. An investment group led by Oakleigh Thorne, current Chairman of the Board of Datamark and […]

Tyton Partners (formerly EGA) represented VSCHOOLZ in its sale to Calvert Education Services

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Camden Partners Holdings, LLC is pleased to announce that Calvert Education Services (CES), a portfolio company in Camden Partners Strategic Fund IV acquired VSCHOOLZ, Inc., a Huizenga Education Company, to strengthen their digital presence in the K-12 market. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In response to the rapidly evolving […]

Learning to Adapt: Understanding the Adaptive Learning Supplier Landscape

Among the innovations sweeping across the higher education landscape, adaptive learning may remain one of the least understood and most misrepresented. At the same time, few “true” adaptive learning solutions have achieved meaningful scale of institutional adoption. However, given the challenges facing higher education institutions today and the profound rethinking of their missions and models […]

Learning to Adapt: A Case for Accelerating Adaptive Learning in Higher Education

Adaptive learning is a more personalized, technology-enabled, and data-driven approach to learning that has the potential to deepen student engagement with learning materials, customize students’ pathways through curriculum, and permit instructors to use class time in more focused and productive ways. Adaptive learning aims to make a significant contribution to improving retention, measuring student learning, […]

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