Educators Serving Educators, Six Red Marbles bring online, blended learning to higher education

Educators Serving Educators (ESE), an innovative consulting and professional services division within Excelsior College, announced a strategic partnership with leading educational development services provider, Six Red Marbles.  Six Red Marbles will pair up with ESE to offer other institutions seeking expert knowledge in developing their own online higher education programs.

ESE and Six Red Marbles share the mission to assist institutions in launching quality blended and online programs which leverage effective instructional design. Six Red Marbles is uniquely suited to work with ESE’s clients to help them turn their vision of developing online programs for its students into highly impactful courses.

“A partnership with ESE provides Six Red Marbles with the opportunity to consult and collaborate with a wide range of institutional partners to create, design and deliver superior learning experiences,” said Michele Baird, Senior Vice President of academic partnerships at Six Red Marbles.

Six Red Marbles is the largest, independent U.S.-based provider of Learning Experience Design and education/curriculum development sixredmarbleslogoservices. The company works on approximately 250 projects each year for more than 50 customers, including publishers, schools, universities, foundations, and technology companies.

“ESE is committed to helping our clients enhance their operations, improve their service model, and deliver a world-class experience to their students,” said Chris Gilmore, COO of ESE. “Through partnering with Six Red Marbles, ESE is able to introduce our clients to a wider range of options to meet their curriculum development and instructional design services.”

ESE was created with a singular goal: to leverage Excelsior’s forty plus years of expertise serving the post-traditional learner by helping other institutions deliver their own online programming. Formed in 2010, ESE provides assessment and consulting to collegiate institutions looking to enhance their operations by developing innovative online programs and a quality experience for students. While ESE focuses on strengthening an institution’s internal capabilities, this can also include recommending and assisting with external solutions in the areas of enrollment management and retention.

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About Educators Serving Educators

Educators Serving Educators (ESE), a division of Excelsior College, works with colleges and universities looking to optimize their programs and student experience. As a division of Excelsior College, ESE is uniquely able to serve our partners by incorporating over 40 years of experience as an innovative industry leader in education. Our consulting expertise is offered in the areas of enrollment management, student services, competency-based-education, academics, prior-learning-assessment and more.

About Six Red Marbles

Six Red Marbles is an award-winning creator of innovative digital and blended learning programs and educational solutions. As the largest U.S.-based provider of Learning Experience DesignTM, content development, and education technology services, the company works on approximately 250 projects each year for more than 50 customers, including publishers, schools, universities, foundations, and technology companies. Six Red Marbles is able to partner with customers to develop interactive and engaging learning experiences for students across the early childhood to adult education markets. Backed by Calvert Street Capital Partners, a lower middle market private equity group, the company is headquartered in Boston and has additional offices in Baltimore, Austin, and Delhi, India.

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