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Top Hat Partners with Unizin Consortium to Bring Affordable and Accessible Digital OER Content to 25 Universities

November 29, 2017

Originally published by Top Hat. TORONTO and AUSTIN, November 29, 2017  — Today, Top Hat, provider of the leading cloud-based teaching platform for higher education, announced a new partnership with Unizin, Ltd (“Unizin”), a nonprofit consortium of 25 leading universities dedicated to promoting affordability, access, and learner success in digital education. Through the partnership, Unizin’s 25 consortium member institutions will have full access to Top Hat services including the OER Marketplace, Single-Sign-On integration, and… Read More

Rob Lowden Appointed as Unizin Interim Executive Director

November 20, 2017

AUSTIN, November 14, 2017 — Unizin CEO Amin Qazi announced his intent to step down from his role at the end of the year. We would like to thank Amin for his service. Qazi has led the Unizin consortium since 2014 and oversaw the rapid growth of consortium membership. He played a critical role in shaping the direction of the organization during this formative period.   Qazi’s leadership was integral in many of… Read More

Unizin Announces Strategic Alliance with edX to Advance Education

October 23, 2017

AUSTIN and CAMBRIDGE, October 23, 2017 – Unizin, a nonprofit consortium of 25 universities, today announced a partnership with, the leading nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT. Unizin will operate and invest in the Open edX platform, the learning experience platform that powers The software will serve as a hosted platform for Unizin’s member universities, and key enhancements to the software will be coordinated and shared with… Read More

Unizin Exclusively Partners with Cengage to Offer Expert Design Services to Universities

October 23, 2017

Originally published by Cengage. Services to benefit nearly 1 million students at Unizin’s 25 member institutions BOSTON and AUSTIN, October 23, 2017 — Unizin, Ltd., has selected Cengage, an education and technology company, to be the exclusive services partner for expert course design, production services, and curriculum analysis to improve student retention and learner success of Unizin’s 25 member universities. “Learner success is the end goal in everything we do,” said Robin Littleworth,… Read More

Unizin, Ltd. Wins 2017 Campus Technology Impact Award

August 9, 2017

Unizin recognized in IT Infrastructure & Systems category AUSTIN, August 8, 2017 — Unizin, Ltd. has been recognized by the 2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards for the consortium’s commitment to infrastructure and systems for higher education, led by chief executive officer Amin Qazi. The Campus Technology annual Impact Awards (formerly the Innovators Awards) recognize higher education institutions and organizations for their successes in digital teaching and learning innovation.