Penn State World Campus Launches Major Initiative to Accelerate Growth in Online Learning

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No. 1 ranked online institution in the nation deploys new technology to expand market potential and improve business agility.

TORONTO, March 27, 2012 – Destiny Solutions, the leading innovator of lifelong learning business solutions, today announced that Penn State World Campus has introduced a new initiative aimed at dramatically growing its global online business. The effort, enabled by Destiny One™, centers around overhauling and scaling how the institution engages working professionals.

“Our adoption of Destiny One enables us to reimagine how we do business with current and prospective adult online students interested in a Penn State degree,” said Wayne Smutz, executive director of Penn State World Campus and associate vice president for Academic Outreach. “The successful implementation of new services delivers a richer experience for adult learners to research and choose the best educational program to advance their career or prepare for a new profession.”

Integrating Destiny One with its various mainframe systems, Penn State World Campus has centralized silos of data onto a single database, eliminated dozens of shadow systems and created a single platform to deploy new services through its existing infrastructure. This will allow World Campus to improve operational efficiency and fiscal control, while providing World Campus and Penn State academic units with a wealth of business insight to stay ahead of global market needs.

In the face of state funding cuts, the new platform will enable Penn State World Campus to rapidly and more efficiently deliver new student-facing capabilities to improve student engagement and grow enrollment. With the first set of capabilities to streamline program and course development already in place, the initiative will also include interactive enrollment, flexible registration and payment, and student degree tracking.

“In the lifelong education industry, it is critical for online institutions to effectively engage adult learners and quickly and efficiently respond to global market demand,” said Shaul Kuper, president and CEO of Destiny Solutions. “Destiny One is crafted from the ground up to help discerning institutions change the way they do business to stay ahead of the pack. We look forward to continuing our work with Penn State World Campus as it adds new services to advance its growth in online learning.”

Dr. Wayne Smutz will discuss the Penn State World Campus journey in a session called “Turboscaling your Adult Online Education Business” on March 29 at the upcoming UPCEA 2012 National Conference in Portland, Oregon.

For more information on Destiny One, please visit: https://www.destinysolutions.com/product/destinyone-overview/

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