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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.