Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Mytonomy, Inc., a video storytelling platform for college and career advising, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) to power a new addition called “Let Me Tell You” to their website. This partnership is Mytonomy’s largest customer deployment to date and its first statewide license agreement.
Let Me Tell You is found online at http://lmty.cfnc.org and is accessible to all users of CFNC.org through a single sign on implementation, integrating access to the platform without the need for a new login and password.
In addition to featuring Mytonomy’s existing video content that has been sourced and vetted by thousands of students and educators nationwide, Let Me Tell You is also a video publishing platform and social network that will enable educators, students, and working professionals to contribute advice on preparing for college, choosing a major, and picking a career. Analytics on viewership and the ability to create private video communities at the high school level are included in the functionality. CFNC’s regional representatives are available to help train school counselors across the state on using the new tool.
“The six education entities that make up CFNC are excited that CFNC.org is the first state college access portal to feature Mytonomy’s platform. Since the original launch of the CFNC portal in 2000, CFNC has been recognized as the ‘gold standard’ for providing college and career information. Adding Mytonomy’s innovative services further strengthens our robust offerings to serve North Carolina students and educators,” said Wendy McAlister, CEO of College Foundation, Inc. which hosts and maintains CFNC.org.
While it is generally known that teenagers enjoy video for entertainment purposes, it turns out that online video may serve as an effective advising tool if students watch playlists tailored to their backgrounds.
“Mytonomy offers a cost effective way to reach thousands of hard-to-reach students and change their interest in college. My own research demonstrates how showing similar kinds of video to unsure high school students makes a real difference in their attitudes towards college affordability, benefits, and actual enrollment,” said Philip Oreopoulos, professor of economics at the University of Toronto. “Costs and benefits of college alone do not explain why some students don't go. Mytonomy helps address other important reasons, like lack of information, lack of awareness, and lack of guidance,” added Oreopolous.
“Mytonomy’s hosted solution allows states, universities & school districts to maintain their branding and identity, while giving their high school & college students a familiar login and password. Questions on Mytonomy can be localized to reflect particular in-state colleges, scholarships, and career opportunities. This allows a school to crowd-source advice from the local community, thereby creating a uniquely relevant information platform,” said Vinay Bhargava, Mytonomy CEO and co-founder.
Mytonomy (http://www.mytonomy.com) is a near-peer advising platform for college and career. College students and professionals contribute video tutorials giving insights and advice on topics ranging from college admissions to career success, with a special focus on first-generation college going students and the STEM fields. The company is backed by NewSchools Venture Fund, Kapor Capital, and the Social Venture Fund at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Vinay Bhargava, Mytonomy CEO & Co-Founder