Dallas-headquartered Academic Partnerships (AP), an online facilitator for affordable higher education, has acquired Coursetune, an ed tech provider of curriculum mapping software, based in Sandy Utah.

Coursetune stated that its software “helps universities and faculty demonstrate that courses and programmes are mapped appropriately to the institution’s overarching workforce, regulatory and programmatic goals, to help showcase at-a-glance embedded skills and competencies that support outcomes for students and educators”.

In a release, AP stated that Coursetune will continue as a distinct brand with a dedicated team. Its software will remain available to customers on a stand-alone basis, and the companies will, over the coming months, examine the ways their customers can benefit from the other’s offerings.

Rob Ganji, Academic Partnerships’ chief executive, said: “This acquisition builds on the combined strengths of both AP and Coursetune and furthers our ability to meet the increasingly diverse and complex needs of our university partners and their faculty by providing a powerful software solution that helps institutions demonstrate high-quality outcomes and workforce alignment in their online offerings. Most importantly, Coursetune has a strong commitment to increasing quality learning experiences with equity and access for students everywhere. They are a natural extension of AP’s mission to expand access to top-quality, affordable and workforce relevant education, especially for students who are working adults like nurses and teachers. We look forward to integrating Coursetune’s dynamic visualisation software into the support services for our partners, almost all of whom are regional public universities.”

Dr Maria Andersen, Coursetune’s chief exeutive added: “We are thrilled to join the AP family, which shares Coursetune’s vision across future products, services and support. We will continue to scale and accelerate our current product road map, and now we will have access to even more support and resources that will benefit educators and their students. We built Coursetune specifically to solve complex problems, and AP focuses on student populations that can truly benefit from these solutions. It takes all of us working together to comprehensively help support increased access to affordable, top-quality education.”

Date published: 26 August 2021

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