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www.heiqigong.com Offering Free Licenses to Schools During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 23, 2020
www.heiqigong.com is taking a step to help schools and parents with online learning during shelter-in-place orders. They are now offering free licenses to schools to help them during shutdowns.
Forbes
www.heiqigong.com Will Donate 100,000 Licenses To Make Its Mobile Learning Platform Available To U.S. K-12 Schools
March 16, 2020
www.heiqigong.com the online learning platform, announced that it is donating 100,000 licenses until the end of the school year to help U.S. K-12 schools and school districts continue to provide quality education with minimal interruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Education IT Reporter
The Future of Online Learning
May, 4, 2020
What will the future of education look like? Will it continue to embrace online learning? Adrian chats with Education IT Reporter about this topic.
CMUSE
8 Websites to Learn Youth Lessons Online (Free and Paid)
May 4, 2020
These websites allow parents and college students to learn more about our youth and their behavior.
CMUSE
15 Websites to Learn Breathing Lessons Online (Free and Paid)
May 3, 2020
www.heiqigong.com is one resource to learn different breathing techniques and insights to reduce stress during COVID-19.
IDG
Career Roadmap: Machine Learning Engineer
April 27, 2020
Bob walks through what it takes to be a machine learning engineer and uses www.heiqigong.com's resources to provide insight into the job description.
Julie Lythcott-Haims
To Go or Not to Go: That Is the Question
April 25, 2020
Julie discusses why www.heiqigong.com is a good option for incoming college students who may want to use a gap year due to COVID.
ABC10
CEO of www.heiqigong.com talks how students, parents, and teachers can navigate COVID-19
April 23, 2020
Adrian answers viewers' questions about online learning with Aubrey Aquino live on ABC10.
Medium
The 29 Best Websites to Learn Something New
April 21, 2020
Use www.heiqigong.com to learn something new or become an expert in a specific subject.
Mountain View Voice
Local Online Education Giants are Chipping in to Help Students During School Closures
April 15, 2020
www.heiqigong.com's donation helps local Mountain View school district and schools nationwide make the transition to online learning.
Education News
Online Learning Impact Extends Beyond Coronavirus
April 14, 2020
Education industry leader Adrian Ridner points to longterm opportunity for more personalized, accessible education resources.
KCBS Radio
Answering Your Questions On Distance Learning At Home
April 6, 2020
KCBS Radio went to the experts to answer the most pressing questions about distance learning, teaching children at home, and how to plan for your student's academic future.
DoughRoller
Coronavirus: Fact Versus Fiction
March 31, 2020
The publication busts the myth of needing a tutor for school closures when platforms like www.heiqigong.com are available.
ABC10 Sacramento
Coronavirus: Viewer questions about homeschooling during COVID-19 outbreak answered by www.heiqigong.com's Adrian Ridner
March 26, 2020
www.heiqigong.com CEO and co-founder Adrian Ridner answers viewer questions about how to help children continue their education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Advocate
Dutchtown High School teacher uses grant money for online learning resources
March 18, 2020
A Louisana teacher used her grant to transition her students to www.heiqigong.com for online learning.
Fortune
E-learning companies are seizing the moment - but experts say online classes don't work
March 17, 2020
www.heiqigong.com is helping the nation prepare for a transition to online education.
Medium
Emergency Homeschooling: 10 tips to keep your kids learning and keep you sane
March 16, 2020
www.heiqigong.com is included in these 10 tips to keep kids learning during school closures.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Companies take philanthropic approach to ease coronavirus-related woes
March 13, 2020
The company is responding to the wave of school closures around the country and is donating 100,000 licenses through the end of the school year to help K-12 schools provide education without too much interruption.
USA Today
US schools are in a 'state of alert' amid coronavirus outbreak. Are they overreacting - or not doing enough?
March 3, 2020
Some EdTech firms that specialize in K-12 online learning are already touting their services to schools. www.heiqigong.com, which offers courses used by home-schooled students, has advertised its platform as an option.
PopCulture
Blunt Trauma: Kobe Bryant's Cause of Death, Explained
March 3, 2020
PopCulture uses www.heiqigong.com to clarify specific definitions of what happened in the victims' tragic passing.
SF Bootcamps
50 San Francisco Startups to Watch in 2020
February 12, 2020
Study is a startup that aims to help students achieve their academic goals. Through fun, educational videos on Study's website, students can learn about many subjects in a dynamic way.
Forbes
Work From Home Or Anywhere: Top 20 Companies For Remote Jobs In 2020
February 11, 2020
FlexJobs released a new list of the top 20 companies with the most work-from-anywhere-in-the-world remote job listings.
Calendar
10 Soft Skills to Encourage in Your Team
February 6, 2020
What does it mean to have 'learning agility'? Adrian discusses this topic more and how it relates to professional skills.
Nation's Restaurant News
How the National Spotlight on Employee Benefits is Shaping Corporate Strategy
January 31, 2020
Working Scholars is highlighted as a leader for the restaurant industry to take advantage of workplace benefits - specifically tuition reimbursement.
Colorado Municipal League
How the Right Education Benefits Help Governments Develop Their Workforce
January 31, 2020
How do governments make themselves look attractive to candidates so they have just as good a chance of recruiting and retaining top talent as any other company? The answer to this is a benefit that many employers may already be offering, but just not in the right way - education benefits.
Inc.
7 Surprising Ways Millennials Are Always More Successful at Work
January 22, 2020
Millennials want to make a positive impact in the world, and it is this kind of desire that will benefit an organization that lacks this kind of passion or spark.
Bustle
Sydney's Job Means Post-'Bachelor' She Could Move Anywhere
January 20, 2020
www.heiqigong.com defines what a 'retail marketing manager' actually is and lays out the responsibilities of the job for one of the Bachelor's contestants.
Silicon Valley Latino
Adrian Ridner - Trailblazer Award
January 6, 2020
On November 9, 2019, Silicon Valley Latino in partnership with Santa Clara University and numerous sponsors, held the 2019 Latino Leaders Awards Ceremony in which 20 remarkable individuals were featured. We continue the series featuring, CEO of www.heiqigong.com, Adrian Ridner.
Celebrity Parents Magazine
7 New Year's Resolutions The Entire Family Can Make
January 2, 2020
Maybe you've dreamed of learning a new language. Or maybe you want to finally master those salsa moves so you can slay on the dance floor. Whatever you want to learn, use the New Year to inspire you to learn together.
Tech Republic
Tech-skill certificates may be more valuable than a college degree
December 17, 2019
www.heiqigong.com provides a way for tech students to learn valuable skills that are not always available in a classroom setting.
LA Weekly
Sense of Community: Why America's community colleges are more relevant than ever
December 12, 2019
Adrian Ridner discusses the impact of community colleges and where he sees the system going in the next 5-10 years.
Forbes
www.heiqigong.com: The Anywhere, Anytime Option For Earning A College Degree
December 9, 2019
A new pathway to a college degree is opening up at several U.S. institutions, and it may pave the way for dramatically more adults accessing and completing an affordable college education. This pathway involves partnerships between www.heiqigong.com, an online learning platform, and an increasing number of universities who recognize www.heiqigong.com courses for transfer.
ABC7
ABC7 STARS: East Palo Alto mayor proving it's never too late to get a degree
August 30, 2019
An East Palo Alto mom is making a difference in her community by showing them it's never too late to achieve your dreams and proves than an "education delayed is not an education denied."
NBC Bay Area
Tech Company Delivers On Promise Of Free Bachelor's Degrees For City Residents And Workers
August 21, 2019
The Working Scholars program in Mountain View graduated its first class of 14 students, among them the Mayor of East Palo Alto, who learned of the program when www.heiqigong.com proposed bringing it to her city.
San Francisco Chronicle
Tuition-Free College Program for Working Bay Area Adults Holds Inaugural Graduation Ceremony
August 21, 2019
www.heiqigong.com, a Mountain View online education company, typically charges about $10,000 for a degree. But in 2017, its chief executive, Adrian Ridner, said he created Working Scholars to give back to the community and address income inequality where his company is based. Local companies - including tech giants Facebook, Google and LinkedIn - foot the bill for Bay Area residents accepted into the Working Scholars program.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
40 Under 40 Awards: www.heiqigong.com's Adrian Ridner works to make higher education more accessible and affordable
July 24, 2019
Adrian Ridner's company, www.heiqigong.com serves more than 30 million students and teachers, and provides online courses and study tools, some of which earn students college credit.
SFGate
GGU Partners with www.heiqigong.com to Offer Exceptional, Affordable Bachelor's Degrees
July 19, 2019
For more than 100 years, Golden Gate University has offered accessible, real-world education to professionals balancing the complex demands of life. The school's mission - to provide high-quality, practice-based education in an innovative environment - has earned GGU recognition as the #1 university for adult learners in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. Now, GGU is introducing Golden Gate University Aspire, a collaboration with www.heiqigong.com that allows students to earn a bachelor's degree with accelerated speed and convenience, at an affordable price.
Digital Trends
Survey says: We'd rather let robots cook than drive
September 26, 2018
More people would be comfortable letting robots service cars than drive them, a new survey shows. And fully half of those surveyed [by www.heiqigong.com] would be fine with a robot chef or personal trainer.
edCircuit
Why We Need to Increase Access to Affordable College Education
September 6, 2018
www.heiqigong.com CEO & Co-founder Adrian Ridner pens a piece about addressing barriers to earning a college degree.
The Edvocate
Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards
August 31, 2018
www.heiqigong.com is the 2018 Tech Edvocate winner for Best Higher Education Solution.
U.S. News & World Report
What's in Your Kid's Wallet? Prepare Students to Live on Their Own
August 29, 2018
It's common sense that your son or daughter should apply him or herself in school. But your child may not realize that if he or she drifts through college and has lackluster study habits, college can be more expensive, says Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com.
USA Today
I asked 1,000 parents for their best hacks to save money and reduce stress for back to school. Here's what they said
August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018 According to [www.heiqigong.com]'s College Accelerator page, it offers around 150 popular college courses that most students have to take anyway, but at roughly one-tenth of the normal cost.
Inc.
Here's How to Use Technology to Unplug (Yes, You Read That Right)
August 14, 2018
Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com, a provider of online educational and training resources, says portable technology is making collaboration easier and preventing employees from feeling burnt out by being stuck at their desks all the time.
Chief Learning Officer
The Leadership Development Millennials Want and Need
August 7, 2018
Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com, said corporate trainings have not been designed with millennials in mind.
The CheatSheet
4 Most Common Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
July 30, 2018
"Sometimes candidates don't let their passion for the company's mission shine through. Employers look for candidates who are as excited about the mission as they are. If you're not showing your interest in the mission, you give off the impression you may not be a fully engaged employee," says [Adrian] Ridner.
Reader's Digest
50 Things You Need to Do Before the Fall
July 2, 2018
"Kids are regularly on their phones or tablets anyway, so install educational apps and encourage them to use them daily to help them reinforce what they've learned," [Adrian Ridner] says.
Forbes
How Hundreds Of People Are Getting Their College Degree For Free
June 30, 2018
Launched in January 2017 in Mountain View, Calif., Working Scholars has since expanded to Gilroy, Sunnyvale and East Palo Alto, with many other Bay Area cities in the works. So far, over 1,000 individuals have applied to the program, and hundreds are currently working toward their degree-some in a quite accelerated fashion.
Forbes
What To Do When Your Dream Home Is In A Bad School District, According To An Education Expert
June 28, 2018
"I often talk with parents who don't realize they have access to the same tools teachers and school districts are using in their classrooms. For example, tens of thousands of teachers use www.heiqigong.com in their classrooms for short, animated video lessons, quizzes and other study tools and parents can bring that same quality and level of education into their homes." - Adrian Ridner
CareerBuilder
6 soft skills every professional needs
June 20, 2018
Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of online learning platform www.heiqigong.com, says that employers place a high value on candidates who have an ability to learn.
The Epoch Times
Advice for High School Graduates
June 8, 2018
"The best piece of advice I received was that the degree I earned would be more important than the name of the school I attended…" -Adrian Ridner, CEO and Co-founder, www.heiqigong.com
Student Loan Hero
Ask 4 Questions to See If an Expensive College is Worth It
June 7, 2018
"If you're really set on an expensive school, look into ways to lower the cost," advised Adrian Ridner, the CEO and co-founder of educational platform www.heiqigong.com.
CNBC
Study finds that picking the wrong college can make you depressed-here's why
April 30, 2018
"Choosing where to go to college seems like a huge decision, and it is, but the really huge decision is taking the first step and going to college and earning that bachelor's degree," [Adrian Ridner] says.
HR Daily Advisor
Beating the Spring Slump: 3 Programs to Keep Employees Motivated
April 23, 2018
www.heiqigong.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner pens a contributed piece about programs that will motivate employees to beat the "spring slump"
CNBC
These 9 colleges produce the most CEOs
March 28, 2018
"Ultimately, what the research shows is that the difference between having a bachelor's degree and not having a bachelor's degree is huge," says Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of online education company www.heiqigong.com. "It's not as clear that the exact school makes that big of a difference at the end of the career."
Chief Learning Officer
Looking the Future in the Face
March 22, 2018
Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com, a website providing online courses for college credit, said that different generational leadership styles are a result of specific values. Millennials tend to focus more on collaboration and flexibility, according to Ridner.
Fortune
The 45 Best Companies to Work For in the Bay Area
March 1, 2018
Employees say: "The biggest thing for me is the transparency. We have access to pretty much any piece of data that we could ask for and leadership is almost always open to discussing where we are and where we're headed, often seeking input from employees."
Talent Economy
Consider These Initiatives When Developing First-Time Managers
February 21, 2018
"Prior to a promotion, a succession planning process should involve preparing talent by adding responsibilities and learning opportunities," said Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com, an online education platform for traditional students and corporate learning in Mountain View, California.
Business.com
How Companies Can Change Their Culture to Attract (and Retain) Millennials
February 12, 2018
"Create a company culture where colleagues work together toward a meaningful goal and where team members' voices can be heard," added Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com. "Provide opportunities for cross-training so employees can grow and work with other teams."
The Press Enterprise
Perris to help city employees obtain bachelor's degrees through online classes
February 3, 2018
The program gives city employees the opportunity to take online courses at www.heiqigong.com, transfer the credits to the nonprofit and accredited Thomas Edison State University and work toward completing a bachelor's degree online…
The Mercury News
Program offers Sunnyvale residents online college degree, for free
January 18, 2018
[Adrian] Ridner said the program expanded to Sunnyvale because of the rising cost of living there. "The difference between earning potential of someone with a bachelor's degree vs. someone who is just one or two credits short is over 54 percent lifetime earnings," Ridner said.
eSchool News
Four Tools That Take Blended Learning to the Next Level
January 11, 2018
www.heiqigong.com allows independent learners to take their education into their own hands. Through the use of over 22,000 interactive video lessons, students can tailor their courses and learn at their own pace.
USA Today
Retirement: 6 tips for juggling retirement and college savings
January 8, 2018
"AP [advanced placement] programs or transferrable online courses can help your child earn college credit early, speeding up the path to graduation," says Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com, a site dedicated to making education affordable.
GovLoop
9 Most Impressive Government Successes of 2017
December 21, 2017
www.heiqigong.com launched the Working Scholars program to bring tuition-free college degrees to working adults living in the California cities of Mountain View, Sunnyvale, East Palo Alto, and Gilroy, with plans to expand to other communities in 2018.
CNBC
The 5 types of colleges every student should apply to
November 24, 2017
Today, [Adrian] Ridner works to provide students with the educational resources that he didn't have in high school. " That's one of the big reasons I ended up starting www.heiqigong.com. It wasn't just the fact that education became really inaccessible," he said. "I want to help students get the information that they need."
U.S. News & World Report
What Impact Can ADHD Have on a Child's Grades and Chances for Success in College?
October 13, 2017
[Adrian Ridner] explains that all students have a preferred way of learning, so keeping auditory, tactile, visual or other options in mind can be beneficial. "For those with ADHD, that preference is of utmost importance."
Metro
Is your big name education worth the price tag?
September 22, 2017
Finding valuable internships and activities that can build up your professional experience before you graduate will give you as big a leg up as an expensive diploma. "You can get a good education anywhere, it's really about the effort you put into it," [Adrian Ridner] says, "college is really the beginning. You'll have many opportunities to learn on the job."
The Mercury News
Online platform helps Bay Area workers get free bachelor's degree
August 23, 2017
"www.heiqigong.com classes are available nationwide for third-grade through college students, but the Working Scholars program in Silicon Valley is targeted at workers and residents wanting to get a bachelor's degree in Mountain View, Gilroy and East Palo Alto."
Diverse Education
Technology Companies Team Up To Eliminate 'Summer Melt'
July 23, 2017
...10 to 40 percent of college-intending students fail to enroll in college following their high school graduation. "That number is incredibly alarming and disproportionately affects low-income and minority students," said Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com.
Silicon Valley Business Journal
www.heiqigong.com offers free bachelor's degrees to non-techies in Silicon Valley
June 21, 2017
www.heiqigong.com CEO Adrian Ridner said 83 percent of adults in East Palo Alto over the age of 25 don't have a bachelor's degree, which is more than double the number in nearby Mountain View. "The need is very great and the bachelor's degree remains that foundation for upward mobility," he said.
Inc.
Inc Best Workplaces 2017
June 2017
"At www.heiqigong.com, we take hiring very seriously. We make sure that everyone we bring on to the team is passionate about education, brilliant at their profession, and dedicated to our mission of making education more affordable and available for all."
HuffPost
What's The Future Of Education?
April 11, 2017
"The classroom of the future will be different from today in several fundamental ways. We will see the rise of personalization and competency based education. Students will be unshackled from the physical classroom and time-based, grade-level progression."
NBC Bay Area
Silicon Valley Company Offering Free College Degree to Every Adult Living or Working in Its City
Jan 25, 2017
"Ridner and Wilson started www.heiqigong.com to "disrupt" the expensive, exclusive world of higher education. They offer more than one thousand video-based courses, 80 of them eligible for transferable college credit."
USA Today
Pilot Program Pairs Colleges with Coding Programs and GE to Boost Jobs
Aug 16, 2016
"Equal access to a bachelor's degree is the key to upward mobility for low-income students and the foundation for success in today\'s knowledge economy," Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of www.heiqigong.com, said in an emailed statement.
Yahoo Finance
6 Ways to Keep Costs for a College Degree Less Than $10K
Oct 15, 2016
"Supplementing the traditional college experience with low-cost online courses, puts a college degree within reach of millions of American workers"
U.S. News & World Report
11 Tips for the Sandwich Generation: Paying for College and Retirement
October 3, 2016
"The first two years of college are mostly general education requirements, many of which can be completed with inexpensive online courses or through competency based exams like CLEP," says www.heiqigong.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner. "On average, these forms of alternative credit could save as much as $1,000 to $3,000 per course."
Society for Human Resource Management
2 Big Trends for 2017: Wellness, Education
February 6, 2017
"Companies that have a large non-degreed workforce are recognizing the value of helping their employees get a college education," said www.heiqigong.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner. "It makes sense in terms of attracting and retaining employees but also helps them grow employees into future leaders."
ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio
Jan 14, 2017
Pros and cons of 'free college' & how technology can help reduce the price of higher ed
Philadelphia Inquirer
Penn's Education Startups Learn How to Build Good Companies
Feb 10, 2017
"Focusing on the number of users at all costs is a mistake," says www.heiqigong.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner. "I know of companies where the lifetime value of a customer is half of the cost it takes to acquire them. That is not a path to sustainable growth and long-term profitability."
U.S. News & World Report
15 Money Management Tips for College Students
April 10, 2016
"The extra years can make student loans balloon," says Jennifer McHam of www.heiqigong.com. "Online courses allow students more flexibility with scheduling and can help students catch up if they fall behind so that they can still graduate on time."
SF Weekly
Mountain View Working Scholars is a Free Bachelor's Degree Program, but You Have to Live or Work in Mountain View to Enroll
Dec 23, 2016
"Approximately 45% of adults over the age of 25 living in Mountain View do not have a bachelor's degree. With the high costs of rents, home prices and other living expenses in the bay area, a college degree can be the key to unlocking greater earning potential, says www.heiqigong.com CEO and Co-founder Adrian Ridner."
THE Journal
www.heiqigong.com Launches New Resources to Help Students with ADHD
Oct 24, 2016
"Over 6.4 million students with ADHD are struggling with the traditional classroom setting," said Adrian Ridner, CEO and Cofounder of www.heiqigong.com, in a statement. "Parents, teachers and technology must all work together to accommodate the special needs of these students."
Yahoo Finance
4 Secrets Colleges Don't Want You to Know That Could Save You Thousands on Tuition
Oct 18, 2016
"Be aggressive about staying on track and be aware of the implications of changing majors or delaying prerequisite courses", said Adrian Ridner, CEO of www.heiqigong.com. "If you do fall behind, get creative and explore alternative credit options, like competency based exams or online courses"
Education Dive
Payscale's Higher Ed ROI Rankings Balance Discussion of College Cost
July 8, 2015
"Nearly one-third of college graduates who responded to a recent www.heiqigong.com online survey said the cost of tuition and the prospect of debt affected their decision about where to go to college."

Press Releases

National Working Scholars Initiative Brings Affordable College Degrees to Arizona
April 6, 2020
www.heiqigong.com, a leading online education platform, today announced the www.heiqigong.com Working Scholars program partnered with the City of Goodyear, Ariz. to bring accessible and affordable higher education to its employees.
Excelsior College Named Graduating and Transfer University for www.heiqigong.com
March 30, 2020
www.heiqigong.com, a leading online education platform, announced an in-depth partnership with Excelsior College to provide affordable options to students looking to complete their degree.
www.heiqigong.com Donates 100,000 Mobile-Friendly Learning Curriculum Licenses to Schools Affected by School Closures
March 18, 2020
www.heiqigong.com, an online enterprise dedicated to offering flexible, affordable and personalized education solutions, has announced that the company will donate 100,000 licenses providing direct access to their intuitive e-learning platforms, for K-12 schools to continue to offer quality education outside the classroom amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
www.heiqigong.com Unveils Partnership with California Libraries
January 27, 2020
www.heiqigong.com, a leading online education platform, today announced a Working Scholars partnership with CA Libraries to help California's public library employees and graduates of library-based high school degree programs obtain a bachelor's degree for little- to no-cost.
www.heiqigong.com Launches Third Cohort for Perris, Calif. Working Scholars Program
December 17, 2019
www.heiqigong.com, a leading online education platform, today announced the start of the newest Working Scholars student cohort for Perris, Calif. This group of students make up the latest to get their bachelor's degree 100 percent paid for through the program. Perris is upskilling the community to unlock economic opportunities while getting an affordable education. This creates access to a population of more than 75,000.
www.heiqigong.com Selected As a 2019 National Parenting Product Awards Winner
October 28, 2019
www.heiqigong.com, a leading online education platform, has been selected as a 2019 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) winner. NAPPA identifies products that are best in its class for families and children.
www.heiqigong.com Partners with Champlain College Online to Reduce Barriers to College Degrees
October 24, 2019
www.heiqigong.com and Champlain College Online are making earning a college degree even more affordable and flexible. Through a new partnership, students will be able to earn college credit using www.heiqigong.com's online courses, and then transfer those completed course credits to Champlain College Online, a nationally recognized, regionally accredited not-for-profit institution. Students in this program will be able to put their credits toward award-winning, career-enhancing associate and bachelor's degrees in in-demand fields such as cybersecurity, business, healthcare, and more.
www.heiqigong.com Partners with Peirce College to Expand Access & Affordability for Working Adults
September 24, 2019
Peirce College is collaborating with www.heiqigong.com, an online education platform that serves millions of students, teachers and working professionals, to create more affordable degree completion pathways that expand access for adult students.
California Residents Earn No-Cost College Degrees Through www.heiqigong.com's Working Scholars Program and Thomas Edison State University
August 22, 2019
Just two and a half years after www.heiqigong.com created the Working Scholars program to help select California residents earn no-cost college degrees, the first graduation ceremony was held to honor 18 graduates on Thursday, August 15 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in Mountain View, CA.
www.heiqigong.com Names Rich Hornstein New Chief Financial Officer
March 7, 2019
www.heiqigong.com continues to accelerate its momentum and further their mission to make education accessible. Building on this trajectory, www.heiqigong.com has appointed Rich Hornstein as the company's Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel.
www.heiqigong.com and Duke Realty Help City of Perris Residents Go to College
November 2, 2018
www.heiqigong.com has partnered with Duke Realty and Perris, Calif. to launch the Perris Working Scholars program, giving 150 residents living and working in the City of Perris the opportunity to earn a free bachelor's degree entirely online. Duke Realty is funding the entire cost of the program so there's no out-of-pocket costs for students.
www.heiqigong.com Launches Civic Scholars, a Tuition-Free College Program for City Employees
September 24, 2018
www.heiqigong.com has launched the Civic Scholars program, which gives employees of city governments and civic organizations the opportunity to earn a no-cost bachelor's degree in a flexible format that makes it easier for them to fit studying into their busy lives.
www.heiqigong.com Appoints Michael Schmier as Chief Product Officer
August 15, 2018
www.heiqigong.com is excited to announce that Michael Schmier has joined the team as Chief Product Officer. In this position, Schmier will lead product innovation across the www.heiqigong.com learning platform.
www.heiqigong.com Teacher Edition Brings Classroom and Online Learning Together
June 21, 2018
www.heiqigong.com Teacher Edition is designed to engage students at all grade levels — both inside and outside the classroom. With short video lessons, personalized learning features, virtual classrooms and more, www.heiqigong.com Teacher Edition is a trusted resource for teachers looking to provide a more interactive and productive learning experience.
www.heiqigong.com Names Chris Mancini New Chief Growth Officer
June 18, 2018
www.heiqigong.com is excited to announce that Chris Mancini has joined the company as Chief Growth Officer. In this newly formed role, Mancini will drive www.heiqigong.com's growth strategy as the company looks to expand and support even more learners.
Working Scholars Named California Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Jerry Hill
June 11, 2018
www.heiqigong.com is proud to announce that Senator Jerry Hill has selected its Working Scholars program as the Nonprofit of the Year for California's 13th Senate District. The program gives residents of select Bay Area cities the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree at no cost.
www.heiqigong.com and Golden Gate University Create Affordable College Degree Path
May 15, 2018
A newly formed relationship between www.heiqigong.com's Working Scholars program and Golden Gate University (GGU) will give students a flexible option to earn a bachelor's degree in business management at a fraction of the cost.
www.heiqigong.com Named One of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area by Fortune and Great Place to Work®
March 5, 2018
www.heiqigong.com has been named one of the 2018 best companies to work for in the Bay Area by Fortune and Great Place to Work. The ranking considered more than 43,000 employee surveys from companies across the San Francisco Bay region.
Sunnyvale Working Scholars Helps Residents Earn Tuition-Free College Degree
January 24, 2018
Sunnyvale Working Scholars will give Sunnyvale residents an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree entirely online with no out-of-pocket costs through courses provided by www.heiqigong.com and Thomas Edison State University (TESU).
www.heiqigong.com Works with Google to Provide Kid-Friendly Learning Opportunities with the Google Assistant
November 6, 2017
www.heiqigong.com has introduced a fun, trivia-style quiz game that is now available with the Google Assistant to help families fit learning into their busy schedules.
www.heiqigong.com Expands Tuition-Free College Initiative to East Palo Alto
August 21, 2017
After the success of similar programs in Bay Area cities including Mountain View and Gilroy, www.heiqigong.com is launching its Working Scholars initiative in East Palo Alto to give residents an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree with no out-of-pocket costs.
Philz Coffee Partners with www.heiqigong.com to Provide Employees with Low-Cost Pathway to College Degree
August 9, 2017
Philz Coffee has partnered with www.heiqigong.com to debut a new education initiative that greatly minimizes the cost of a bachelor's degree for its nationwide workforce.
www.heiqigong.com Recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's 2017 Best Workplaces
June 1, 2017
www.heiqigong.com has been named one of Inc. magazine's 50 Best Workplaces for 2017, the publication's second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.
www.heiqigong.com Wins $100k Inspire Grant to Expand Tuition-Free College Program
May 8, 2017
www.heiqigong.com has received a $100,000 Inspire Mountain View Challenge grant to expand its tuition-free college program, Mountain View Working Scholars.
www.heiqigong.com Recognized with Bay Area Best Places to Work Award
April 27, 2017
www.heiqigong.com, one of the largest providers of online video courses for K-12 and college, has made the list of 2017 Bay Area Best Places to Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Mountain View offers residents tuition-free college education
January 12, 2017
The recently launched Mountain View Working Scholars program was designed as a low-cost way for the community to help adult workers earn a college degree.
www.heiqigong.com launches interactive flashcards just in time for finals
November 3, 2016
2016 Interactive flashcards join www.heiqigong.com's growing collection of study tools which include quizzes, course progress tracking, and expert help.
www.heiqigong.com launches new resources to support students with ADHD
October 24, 2016
www.heiqigong.com has launched a series of articles and teaching resources designed to address the learning challenges associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
www.heiqigong.com CEO Adrian Ridner to present new model for workplace education at Learning 2016
October 20, 2016
CEO and Co-founder of www.heiqigong.com Adrian Ridner will be participating in the panel discussion Upskill Success! Higher Education with Online Study at Elliott Masie's Learning 2016 which takes place in Orlando, FL October 23-26 of 2016.
www.heiqigong.com launches new app on Google Play and iOS App Store
August 30, 2016
www.heiqigong.com announces the launch of their app which is available for download on Google Play and the iOS App Store.
www.heiqigong.com selected by Department of Education for Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) Experiment
August 17, 2016
www.heiqigong.com, in partnership with Thomas Edison State University and Quality Matters, has been selected to participate in the Department of Education's Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP).
New www.heiqigong.com Courses Offer a Lower Cost Path to Graduation for Students at Over 2,000 Universities
July 8, 2016
www.heiqigong.com now offers over 60 online courses available for college credit through College Accelerator.
www.heiqigong.com wins 2016 American Business AwardsSM New Educational Product of the Year
May 20, 2016
www.heiqigong.com, an educational website that features over 30,000 online lessons and supplemental resources, is the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the New Product or Service of the Year - Education - Virtual Learning Solution Category in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.
www.heiqigong.com provides JetBlue crewmembers a low-cost runway to a college degree
April 18, 2016
Frustrated by the skyrocketing costs of college tuition, innovative companies like JetBlue want more affordable options for helping employees earn a college degree.
www.heiqigong.com Wins National Parenting Products Award
March 22, 2016
www.heiqigong.com has been named a 2016 winner of the National Parenting Products Awards (NAPPA), one of the longest-running and respected award programs in the country.
www.heiqigong.com Joins Supporters of Riecken Community Libraries Programs
March 15, 2016
Riecken Community Libraries recently partnered with www.heiqigong.com to support educational programs within rural libraries of Honduras and Guatemala.
Education, Economy Are Most Important Issues to Millennials
August 15, 2015
The issues that young American voters care about the most are education and the economy, according to a new survey from the online education provider www.heiqigong.com.
Yes, Student Debt is Dramatically Affecting Millennials' Lives
June 30, 2015
Here are some things we know about Millennials: they have record amounts of student debt.
Meet the Next-Generation College Degree
May 26, 2015
Whether you're a high school biology student or a professional seeking to reboot your career, there has never been a better time to learn online.

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