EverFi Hosts Higher Education's Largest Online Course

Critical Skills Course Attains 90% Completion Rate

Dec 10, 2013, 07:58 ET from EverFi, Inc.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EverFi, Inc., has announced that four million students, including more than 550,000 alone this fall, have completed AlcoholEdu®, the company's online alcohol prevention learning course.  The digital course uses proprietary adaptive pathing and a highly interactive user experience to provide a customized program for all students, based on their drinking choices and readiness to change.  Beyond the scale of the course, AlcoholEdu has a completion rate of over 90%, and its efficacy has been validated by an independent federally funded study.

Together with Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault™, EverFi's companion sexual violence prevention course that helps institutions meet federal requirements outlined by the Campus SaVE Act, EverFi has attained nearly one million student completions this fall and over 5 million since EverFi's inception.

"We're uniquely focused on driving high student completion rates across our courses, something that massive online open courses (MOOCs) struggle with," said Tom Davidson, CEO of EverFi.  "We do this by partnering very closely with more than 500 colleges and universities to ensure that students really learn and that campuses can implement with fidelity.  These are all critical ingredients to effective online learning programs and ones that we'll continue to focus on as we dramatically grow our critical skill course offerings in higher education and K-12."

Among the leading colleges and universities partnering with EverFi include American University, Dartmouth College, Elon University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Skidmore College, the University of Chicago, UCLA, and Villanova University. 

EverFi works closely with campuses to ensure that implementation is scalable.  For example, freshmen students under the age of 21 at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) complete AlcoholEdu before they begin their first semester classes.

"It is extremely important to us that UTSA is a community where students can thrive both academically and socially," said Amanda Graves, MS, CHES, health education coordinator in UTSA Student Health Services. "UTSA students who complete AlcoholEdu's online course learn about alcohol poisoning, binge drinking and other important topics. Most importantly, they learn how to make responsible choices. At the same time, our student affairs team receives valuable analysis from AlcoholEdu that can be used to customize campus programs to meet the needs of our students." 

Researchers found a 78% increase in the number of students who reported they were thinking about drinking alcohol in a healthier and safer way after taking the AlcoholEdu course.  In addition, this fall, 65% of students report that the course showed them how to establish a plan to make responsible decisions about drinking.

About EverFi Inc.

EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying students in the critical skills they need for life. EverFi partners with more than 500 higher education institutions to bring its innovative learning platform to students across the country.  Some of America's leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Rethink Education.

With increased federal scrutiny of campus regulatory compliance on sexual violence and alcohol and other critical skills, EverFi's online platforms provide scalable, effective solutions to help ensure all students are exposed to critical information. For a personal demonstration of how EverFi's higher education platforms work and the efficacy behind their development, contact Taylor Keen at taylor@everfi.com

Learn more at www.everfi.com

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