AUSTIN, Texas — Sasson University, the online school founded by former basketball star Kristaps Porzingis, is asking parents and students to take more responsibility for their children’s online education.
Sasson’s online educational content will be on display in classrooms, classrooms, on iPads and other mobile devices in all learning spaces at all colleges and universities.
Students can also download their own lessons to use for their own use.
Sasseson’s “digital learning platform,” which launched in April, is based in Austin and provides students with information, exercises and activities to help them master digital skills.
The company said it has more than 300 million learners worldwide, with more than one-third of those being students from underrepresented backgrounds.SASSON, a joint venture between the University of Texas at Austin and the private-equity firm Bain Capital, has over 200,000 students and more than 1,000 schools and colleges.
The company also has campuses in Dallas, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Orange County.
Sassy, the company’s online learning platform, has been used in classrooms across the country since the summer of 2015, said Susan O’Neil, a spokeswoman for SASSON.
O’NEIL said SASSONS curriculum and learning resources will be available to students across the nation at no charge to students.
She did not give any details on when those materials will be in schools.