Ambow Education Holding Ltd. (NYSE: AMBO) is a leading provider of educational software and hardware that enable hybrid online and offline learning – the future of education. As colleges and universities have evolved toward a blend of in-person and remote instruction, Ambow’s HybriU platform empowers these institutions to provide online classes, instant AI translation, and simultaneous content creation.
Ambow’s hybrid online/offline model brings global students borderless education: a single institution can offer programs to in-person and remote students anywhere in the world—and in multiple languages at once. HybriU dramatically decreases barriers to entry for both US and international students while also breaking down barriers between academia and industry. This in turn can help produce a better-prepared US and global workforce.
HybriU is ideally suited for large, top-tier US universities, as well as smaller, regional colleges that offer career-oriented programs in fields such as healthcare and software coding. While developing proprietary educational software and hardware may be cost-prohibitive for many schools, HybriU offers a scalable, affordable solution that can upgrade an institution’s technical tools within a short period of time.
In addition to HybriU’s core functionalities, the laboratory version of the platform also allows instructors to move from one lab group to another in real time. HybriU’s ability to create simultaneous content also means that professors and graduate student instructors can generate permanent curriculum from live classes. Colleges and universities can then refine and package this content for sale in the open market.
US and international students can participate in Ambow-enabled classes on a credit or audit basis. Given the recent decline in post-secondary enrollment in the US, this flexibility may be particularly attractive to smaller schools that wish to increase their enrollment and improve their bottom line with the addition of out-of-state and international students.
The HybriU cloud-based learning engine allows colleges and universities to accommodate their students’ individual learning preferences and significantly enrich their educational experience. Ambow also offers career-oriented post-secondary educational services to undergraduates through the New School of Architecture & Design in San Diego.
While Ambow is currently dedicated to US operations, the company has a long history of success. Founded in 2000 by Dr. Jin Huang, Ambow established the China Distance Education Standardization Committee and formed the basis for China’s software engineering discipline, as well as its first software college. It also developed China's first IT training system, which has been applied to hundreds of universities throughout the country. Over its more than 20-year history, Ambow has helped millions of students achieve a high-quality education, as well as professional training and development.