EducationDynamics Partners with SMARTHINKING Partner to Extend Offerings to Australian Higher Ed

Leading Education Services Providers Team Up to Distribute EarlyIQSM Alert and Intervention System Designed to Identify Struggling Students and Intervene to Improve Retention

Online PR News – 13-May-2010 – – Hoboken, New Jersey - EducationDynamics, the leading marketing and information services company dedicated to helping higher education institutions find, enroll and retain students, announced an exclusive reseller agreement today with SMARTHINKING, the market-leading online tutoring and writing services company based in Washington, D.C., that provides people, technology and training to help institutions offer their students outstanding academic support.

Under terms of the agreement, SMARTHINKING will market, sell, and implement EducationDynamics EarlyIQSM alert and intervention system exclusively to the Australian higher education market. The new partnership provides a unique benefit to members of the Australian higher education community, who will gain access to the industry’s most innovative early alert and intervention Software-as-a-Service tool designed exclusively for the needs of higher education.

“Today’s administrators and faculty seek new ways to identify students at risk and deliver personalized action plans to their students,” said Kathy Clark, CEO of SMARTHINKING. “Increasingly, the new higher education environment is empowered by technologies like EducationDynamics’ EarlyIQSM that can integrate student services such as online tutoring into the student experience at the precise point of need. These technologies can help close the gap between students who address their educational challenges alone and those who do so with intervention from a qualified staff member, thus helping to improve student success and persistence.”

Benefits of the New Alliance to the Australia Higher Education Community
As higher education institutions face increasing challenges related to student retention and persistence, many are leveraging learning technologies to impact student outcomes, student engagement and attendance. The SMARTHINKING and EducationDynamics partnership will enable colleges and universities to complement SMARTHINKING’s industry-leading online tutoring services with the advantage of the EarlyIQSM alert and intervention system, enabling institutions to:
• Efficiently identify students at risk
• Easily initiate a “request for intervention” while communicating with individual students
• Automate personalized action plans that serve up powerful self-help content and support resources, including SMARTHINKING’s online tutoring services
• Fully assess the effectiveness of each individualized action plan, including dashboard reporting

“EducationDynamics has been developing early alert tools to improve student success and retention for over a decade. We are excited to provide Australia’s higher education institutions with the same powerful results,” said John Mathew, president of EducationDynamics’ Enrollment and Retention Services. “EarlyIQSM is an adaptable tool designed to work with an institution’s existing culture in order to increase visibility of at-risk students, help staff prioritize follow-up and subsequently intervene in a timely manner. This alliance with SMARTHINKING fits with EducationDynamics’ continued commitment to help schools help students succeed.”

For more information about the EarlyIQSM Alert and Intervention system, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com/earlyalert or contact Ingrid Ramos at partnerships@educationdynamics.com or 201.377.3329.

About EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including TestDriveCollegeOnline.com, EarnMyDegree.com, eLearners.com, GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com and its more than 50 special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition. Through its Market Research and Advisory Services, the company brings a decade of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student intelligence, and best practice insights to its clients. EducationDynamics is a portfolio company of Halyard Capital. For more information, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com.

About SMARTHINKING
SMARTHINKING is the market leader in providing online tutoring and academic support to bolster student performance, persistence and retention. Its services were honored with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE award for Best Instruction Solution for Students at Home. Schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, textbook publishers and other education providers partner with SMARTHINKING to increase student achievement and enhance learning. SMARTHINKING connects students to e-structor®-certified tutors for assistance in math, writing, science and business, up to 24/7, on any Internet connected computer. SMARTHINKING’s corporate office is located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.smarthinking.com.

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