Leading Online Academy Takes Learning Online Due To Covid19

The Developer Academy in Sheffield has developed an ‘all-in-one’ online learning platform to move all of its courses online due to the Coronavirus outbreak and has conducted some free courses for the local Sheffield community to test and refine this method of delivery before launching its first paid courses on 15th June.

Statement from Ben Atha, Founder:
‘’Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the Government’s advice on Covid19, we do not envisage being able to deliver in person courses for quite some time and have therefore developed an online Learning Platform, with help from our instructors and the Sheffield Digital community, to deliver the next courses online. ‘’

‘’Having spent the last few weeks developing a custom learning environment and perfecting online delivery to maintain a high level of quality for students, including interaction with potential employers throughout the course and setting up informal and formal interviews, we are confident this new method of delivery will provide the same student experience as our in-person training.’’

The Developer Academy worked with The Curve Consulting to develop the platform while their instructors reworked curriculums and delivery methods over a period of four weeks. The Developer Academy is in the final stage of testing, conducting a 2 free week long Introduction to Web Development course to people of the Sheffield City Region, which is due to be completed on 8th May and the first paid courses starting on 15th June.

The company mission has always been to provide a flexible, affordable way for anyone who wants a job in coding or tech to retrain and gain these skills around their job and life commitments.

They’ve helped several people retrain as developers, find jobs and built strong relationships with employers in and around Sheffield, who have been fantastic in helping shape the curriculums.




Alhambra, CA: Mr. Minglo Shao, an entrepreneur who is known for his philanthropy and development of advanced education, is now officially Doctor Minglo Shao. It is because of Dr. Shao’s contributions and passion for developing a functioning society, in addition to his business acumen, that Shao was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by California Institute of Advanced Management (CiAM) during Commencement on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019.

Jennie Ta, CiAM President and CEO, said: “It is an honor and privilege to have Dr. Shao guide and support CiAM throughout the years. CiAM would not be where it is today without Dr. Shao’s unwavering dedication to education and improving society. I am humbled and honored to be able to offer this recognition to Dr. Shao, who has made such a lasting impact for so many people around the world.”

Dr. Shao, a member of the CiAM Board of Trustees, is the founder and Chairman of Bright China Group, with investment in US, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and China. Under his leadership, Bright China Group has provided employment to approximately 10,000 laid-off workers in more than 20 cities in China. Donations have also been made in rural countryside to build and operate schools, providing educational opportunities to few thousands of students from poverty-stricken farming families in the region.

Through Bright China Group, Dr. Shao also heads the Peter F. Drucker Academy, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to researching and teaching Drucker’s management principles. The Peter F. Drucker Academy teaches in 32 cities in China and Hong Kong and has more than 50,000 graduates.

CiAM is one of the schools which benefitted from Dr. Shao’s generosity and educational expertise and for which he served as Chair of the Board of Trustees for nine years. Under Dr. Shao’s leadership as Board Chair, CiAM has developed many revolutionary innovations in higher education, for which a Harvard Professor once declared was “taking actions that all U.S. graduate schools should adopt”

About CiAM: The California Institute of Advanced Management (CiAM) is a WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accredited premier experiential learning university specializing in one single, revolutionary MBA program, designed to provide real business experience in class and prepare students with “battle ready” business skills for today’s ever-changing business world. Building upon the philosophy of Peter F. Drucker, through classroom and online learning, it is CiAM’s mission to produce successful, responsible, globally oriented leaders who are rooted in practice so that they can promote the public good and serve humanity. Dr. Minglo Shao co-founded CiAM with Dr. William A. Cohen (Founding President/President Emeritus), and Ms. Jennie Ta (Current President/CEO). Dr. Minglo Shao is also the principal benefactor of the school.

Minglo Shao Speaking at Commencement


MAIN PICTURE: Jennie Ta Presenting Minglo Shao with Doctorate

James Patrick-Huang
California Institute of Advanced Management (CiAM)

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