Academic Partnerships Announces Strategic Partnership with Instructional Connections

Sep 15, 2015, 07:45 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading global provider of online services for higher education, announced today a strategic partnership with Instructional Connections (IC), which specializes in top-tier online coaching support for universities.

The strategic alliance will enable AP to continue to provide online coaching support to university partners and programs while allowing them to scale quality. Through this partnership, IC will provide highly qualified graduate- or doctoral-degreed coaches to work under the direction of the course's assigned faculty member, providing support to faculty and students that is unique within the industry.

"At Academic Partnerships, we work hard to ensure that high-quality higher education is achievable for more students than ever before," said Randy Best, chairman and CEO of Academic Partnerships. "We value our partnership with Instructional Connections, which will work with us and our partner universities to provide the coaching support needed to help students and faculty maximize the online learning experience."

"We are thrilled about our partnership with Academic Partnerships, which enhances our proven ability to manage and scale high-quality online programs with an emphasis on achieving high completion rates for students, " said Instructional Connections President and CEO Dr. Robert Williams.

Instructional Connections is a part of AP's proprietary portfolio of strategic relationships and initiatives that includes Instructure-Canvas, an advanced learning management system that powers the AP Open Network – the first global student engagement and online course delivery system.

About AP
Academic Partnerships (AP) is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in the U.S. and throughout the world in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students and supports enrolled students through graduation. AP was founded by social entrepreneur Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education.

About Instructional Connections
Instructional Connections (IC) is a provider of high-quality instructional support service to colleges and universities that offer online courses and degree programs. The Dallas-based company specializes in connecting academic coaches to institutions that offer online programs with a highly effective and scalable instructional model that is unique within the industry.

Media Contacts:

Academic Partnerships
Dan Smith 
Direct: +1 214-210-7331

Instructional Connections
Dr. Robert Williams 
Direct: +1 888-221-2418 Ext. 5


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