January 17, 2022

Startup Licenses University of Arizona Libraries Learning Platform

From the University of Arizona:

Inventors at the University of Arizona Libraries have developed an e-learning platform that allows users to create easy-to-build tutorials, teaching users how to use website-based tools. The system, originally created to teach students how to use complex library databases, has now been licensed to startup Sidecar Learning.

The startup team, consisting of company co-founders Jason Dewland and Yvonne Mery, worked with Tech Launch Arizona, or TLA – the office of the UA that commercializes inventions stemming from the work of University faculty and staff – to mature, strategize and license the technology into the company.

“With this platform,” Dewland says, “anyone can create a tutorial and turn the World Wide Web into an interactive classroom.”

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.