WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flat World Education, the leading provider of personalized digital learning content, technology, and services, today announced that Brandman University launched a new Bachelor of Science in information technology (B.S.IT) as part of its online MyPath competency-based education program. Launched in 2015, MyPath is powered by Flat World’s mobile SaaS technology and content solution, enabling colleges and universities to deliver flexible learning in a regulated environment.
According to the Department of Labor, the IT sector will add jobs at a faster rate than the broader job market over the coming years, driven by expansion in cloud computing, big data, mobile, and the “Internet of Things.” Brandman’s versatile B.S.IT program is designed both for students entering the IT field for the first time and those expanding their existing skill sets. The curriculum requires students to master 39 competencies – from systems analysis to data analytics to mobile development – which were identified with faculty and Brandman’s network of employers. Graduates earn a bachelor’s degree as well as multiple industry-endorsed certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft.
“The continuous collaboration and partnership between Brandman University and Flat World empowers the development of students and learners who want to reach their full potential by acquiring a degree, new credentials and skills,” said Jade Roth, Flat World’s Chief Executive Officer. “As the demands of the job market evolves and student demographics change, more and more learners need flexible options like Brandman University’s MyPath and competency-based education platforms to expand their breadth of knowledge and skills.”
MyPath’s learning platform, enabled by Flat World, applies the latest transformational education technologies, including gamification and personalization. The consolidated foundation seamlessly integrates an adaptive learning engine, direct assessment capabilities and a peer-to-peer social learning suite. An intuitive faculty dashboard offers a direct window into student engagement and productivity measurement. Learning analytics capture student progress to optimize curriculum, while digital badging awards students with real-time, competency credentials. MyPath currently supports more than 100 students, who on average achieve their competencies in half the time they would in traditional courses and save more than $18,000 compared to in-state tuition from a public college. MyPath is approved for federal financial aid by the U.S. Department of Education.
“By partnering with Flat World and developing curricula in conversation with employers, faculty, students and experienced instructional designers, we’re ensuring that our programs are underpinned by the highest level of rigor,” said Gary Brahm, Brandman University Chancellor. “We look forward to expanding our offerings with Flat World in the future and continuing to show employers that a competency-based degree from Brandman means a prospective employee has the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.”
About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at 26 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.Brandman.edu.
About Flat World Education
Founded in 2007, Flat World is an education technology company that partners with colleges and universities to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational experiences. Led by education and technology veterans, Flat World’s services and products include digital learning content, adaptive and personalized courseware, and a comprehensive cloud-based SaaS platform for competency-based education. Across its business, Flat World focuses on enabling its partners to offer flexible and measurable tools that are centered on the needs of students. Flat World works with over 2,200 colleges and universities and serves over 250,000 students annually.