ART OF EDUCATION UNIVERSITY

OVERVIEW

  • UX
  • Design
  • Dev

We turned a magazine into an accredited online university, and did it all from the ground up.

The Art of Education (AOE) began life as an online magazine. By 2016 it had so much content the AOE team needed Happy Medium to help build an educational website to house its graduate-level courses and related materials.

But AOE dreams big, which we love.

When the team came back to us in early 2018 with a plan to evolve AOE into AOE University, we signed on without hesitation. Together we built an entirely digital university from scratch.

Now The Art of Education University (AOEU) is among the largest art-education graduate programs in the country—providing quality, accessible education to an underserved population of K-12 art teachers. For that, we award them summa cum laude honors.

Development

Navigating Compliance

Students come with a lot of private information—financial data, identifiers, educational history, to name a few. Because AOEU is new and still evolving, it needed systems that could grow and adapt. Nothing on the market fit our requirements, so we developed a student information system, or SIS, from scratch. We also developed a custom ledger system to handle their complex financial reporting needs.

The AOEU team has secure tools built specifically for their needs to help maintain the complex and changing data that come with running a university.

Design

Future Proofing

Students come with a lot of private information—financial data, identifiers, educational history, to name a few. Because AOEU is new and still evolving, it needed systems that could grow and adapt with them. Nothing on the market fit our requirements, so we developed a student information system, or SIS, from scratch. We also developed a custom ledger system to handle their complex financial reporting needs.

The AOEU team has secure tools built specifically for their needs to help maintain the complex and changing data that come with running a university.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Call it best in class, front of the class or one for the books—a successful partnership continues to pass with flying colors.
  • 39 Increase in traffic in just the first four days after launch.
  • 10 Degree enrollments in the first week
  • 460 New leads created in the first 48 hours.

Outcome

With custom information systems, secure transactional programs and an open-ended design framework, AOE University is paving the way for the future of graduate coursework in the world of art education. Supporting our country’s teachers to keep creative ideas thriving is a subject we’re honored to get behind.

Disciplines

UX DESIGN DEV
We did it.
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