Paradigm launches Cirrus™, the next-generation, digital learning environment driving technical proficiency for today’s in-demand jobs

Paradigm launches Cirrus™, the next-generation, digital learning environment driving technical proficiency for today’s in-demand jobs

Cirrus™ reimagines how digital literacy skills are taught and learned, and eliminates the barriers that prevent students from completing their courses and successfully applying those skills

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 19, 2019)—Paradigm Education Solutions, a leading provider of educational technology, has launched Cirrus™, a revolutionary learning environment that drives the development of essential career readiness skills, including Microsoft® Office proficiency and digital literacy. Cirrus™ delivers a comprehensive, personalized and seamless learning experience in a 100 percent cloud-based environment. This unparalleled solution eliminates the obstacles that have prevented students from being successful on the first day of class and throughout the course.

“For too long, student and instructor success has been hindered due to required software installations, complex system requirements, device limitations and platform interoperability. With Paradigm’s release of Cirrus™, we are changing the status quo and delivering a first-of-its-kind learning environment that truly meets the needs of today’s learners and educators,” said Eric Cantor, president and chief executive officer at Paradigm.

Cirrus™ provides all course content, including tutorials, videos, practice exercises and assessments in a completely cloud-based environment. This eliminates the need to install third-party downloads and applications, including Microsoft® Office. Within seconds, students access the Cirrus™ learning environment, anytime, anywhere—on PCs, Macs or Chromebooks. This empowers all students to begin learning on the first day of class and access courseware without cumbersome installation requirements and computer-lab entry.

To drive student mastery of core concepts, Cirrus™ provides “watch and learn” videos that show students exactly how to perform Office application activities. Cirrus™ also delivers immediate, personalized feedback that allows students to self-correct and internalize the skills-based learning objectives.

“It’s essential that students trust their courseware instruction and the grading of their work,” said Christine Hurney, vice president of learning solutions at Paradigm. “Through immediate feedback, Cirrus™ gives students a clear roadmap for passing their course and developing the technology skills needed to meet the expectations of today’s employers.”

Paradigm’s Microsoft® Office 365 and computer concepts courses will be available in Cirrus™ for the Fall 2019 semester. Paradigm’s health careers courseware will be available for the January 2020 semester.

For more information about Cirrus™ or to request a demonstration, contact Lara McLellan, vice president of marketing for Paradigm, at (651) 215-7615 or

About Paradigm Education Solutions

Paradigm Education Solutions delivers innovative educational technology that blends engaging instruction with hands-on learning experiences. This approach accelerates skill development, challenges students to think like professionals and provides context for how students’ skills are relevant in the real world.

Paradigm’s learning solutions for computer technology, health careers, business technology and career development support learners in thousands of post-secondary programs, K-12 institutions, correctional facilities and workforce programs nationwide.

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