Sylvan Learning

Monica Nicolau
Chief Technology Officer at Sylvan Learning.

Industry

Media

Offering

Microsoft Technologies

Offshore Development & Maintenance

Project: Ace IT Tutoring

The customer has a heterogenous architecture with various systems integrated. There are different type of database servers which needs to be synched. Ceredox was tasked to understand existing architecture and develop a software for their educational services. We were also assigned a task to ensure correctness of data by developing a good ETL process.

Discovery Phase:

The iPad, used as a learning environment and engagement tool. As digital natives, kids are hooked, and it helps facilitate learning because it is the type of device they use, or want to use, every day.

Digital lessons, designed to be interactive. This engages the student in learning in a very different way than books, pencils and paper.

Teacher-supporting intelligence, used to assist in the assignment of skills and automation of non-teaching tasks. The teacher can now focus on working with the student and teaching the actual skills, versus spending time on non-teaching tasks.

Approch: Agile development process has been followed by the team. The requirements are broken in to stories and bi- monthly releases are done. Version one is the agile project management platform used by the team.

Technology:

  • Visual Studio 2010 IDE
  • .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5, 4.0
  • JQuery, JavaScript, XML,XSLT
  • Microsoft C#, ASP. Net
  • SQL 2005, SSRS 2005, SSIS 2005
  • Version Control - Window Subversion
  • Project Mgmt – VersionOne
  • WCF,Webservices,Window Services, SyncServices

Scale of the project :

The size of the team was 8 Developers and 4 QA. The project lasted for 2 years.

The Results:

We were able to successfully develop online website which is used by more than 1000+ of Sylvan leaning franchise centers to download daily lessons. This has reduced many calls to their call centers as we have reduced inaccuracy of data by developing new ETL process.

Webbsite Url : www.aceittutoring.com

Project: Book Adventure

Along with Sylvan, Ceredox has developed the Bookadventure.com website where kids find a reading adventure.

Website URL: Bookadventure.com

The site Book Adventure was running on legacy software with NO CMS integrated. It was very hard to update the content and the site was comparatively slow when compared to standards.

The Goal:Ceredox was tasked to identify the right CMS and redesign and develop a new CMS based website.

Technology:

  • Visual Studio 2010 IDE
  • .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5, 4.0
  • JQuery, JavaScript, XML,XSLT
  • Microsoft C#, ASP. Net
  • SQL 2005, SSRS 2005, SSIS 2005
  • Version Control - Window Subversion
  • Project Mgmt – VersionOne
  • WCF,Webservices,Window Services, SyncServices

The Results:

A new CMS based website has been launched which gave much flexibility to Sylvan team to manage and update the content of the website. This help to draw attention of students and their parents to the website which increased the number of hits to the website.