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Webinar Recap: How AI Empowers Personalized Learning

By Danielle Chazen

Providing students with more personalized learning has been a goal of university leaders for years. Experienced higher education professionals understand that each learner brings a unique blend of experiences and expectations to the desk and can therefore benefit from multiple methods of consuming course content. In the past, educators have tried to enlist learning management systems to develop various learning…
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Verbit Raises Additional $31 Million in Series B Funding Round

By Danielle Chazen

Verbit is excited to announce the close of a $31 million Series B round, led by growth equity firm Stripes and with participation from Viola Ventures, Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capital and ClalTech. This latest round of funding brings Verbit’s total amount raised to $65 million, following a $23 million Series A round in January 2019. Verbit's valuation has…
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Webinar Recap: Executing an Inclusion Plan

By Ayelet Weizs

As part of a recurring series, "The Accessible Classroom Redefined," Verbit hosted a webinar this month to gather higher education decision makers for a live discussion. This episode, Driving Inclusion with Key Partner Institutions, was led by Accessibility Evangelist Scott Ready and featured TCS Education System’s Senior Learning Experience Designer, Lord Giddie. Giddie has been successfully implementing inclusion measures and…
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ASR and the Next Generation of Transcription

By Danielle Chazen

Today’s consumers expect to be able to access anything, anywhere and at any given moment. This on-demand mentality has driven the voice technology market to new heights. Voice technology allows us to be hands-free. It’s reinvented the way we place calls, complete daily chores, lock our cars, take notes and a seemingly endless array of other applications. Voice-driven technologies continue…
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Closed Captioning 101: What You Should Know

By Ayelet Weizs

Leaders in higher education are captioning their content more than ever before. Institutions are utilizing closed captioning services to assist students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as students who retain content better when it’s also presented visually. Unlike open captions, which are displayed on the video by default, closed video captioning services are controlled by the…
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Landmark Case Settled with Harvard University

By Danielle Chazen

A landmark case on accessibility involving one of the most iconic universities was just settled. Four years after litigation began, The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announced that Harvard University will be instituting a new series of guidelines to make the university’s site, online resources and live events accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Harvard…
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Declining Enrollment Trends & Technology’s Potential Impact

By Danielle Chazen

Student retention is often top-of-mind for nearly every university leader, but what happens when initial enrollment numbers decline? Declining enrollment is a significant problem facing the higher education industry. The severity of today’s enrollment decline came to light last month in Boston when Beacon Hill leaders met to debate a bill requiring more financial transparency from higher education institutions. The…
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Transcription Productivity Tips for Professional Transcribers

By Ayelet Weizs

With more stenographers retiring each year and few replacements coming into the field, it feels like every professional in the industry is looking to do more, but with fewer resources. With knowledge of some key transcription productivity tips, professionals can both increase their average transcription speed and service more clients. Transcription Productivity Tips that Improve the Quality of Work Here…
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Globes Names Verbit Top 5 Promising Startup of 2019

By Danielle Chazen

Hundreds of venture capitalists and leaders in the technology community gathered at the Enterprise Technology Summit produced by Globes and J.P. Morgan at Sheva in Tel Aviv on December 3rd. The full-day conference focused on opportunities and challenges in innovation and the modernization of IT systems at leading companies in Israel and around the world. As part of the conference,…
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