Case Studies

  1. CourseStorm Case Study: East West Players

    CourseStorm helped a professional theatre improve its educational program registration process, allowing staff the time to create new programs and focus on growth.

    The Background

    East West Players is the longest-running theater of color in the nation, occupying its own space in Los Angeles since its inception in 1965. They raise the visibility of the Asian American experience by presenting world-class theatrical productions, developing artists of color, and providing impactful youth education programs. 

    It also serves as a pipeline of talent to the mainstream theatre and film industry, and its education program plays heavily into that. The classes offered by East West players include everything from playwriting to professional presentation skills and acting classes for people of all ages.

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  2. CourseStorm Case Study: Shasta College Community Education and Business Training Center

    CourseStorm helped a diverse not-for-credit education program improve its students’ registration experience and customer satisfaction, and free up staff time to focus on growth.

    The Background

    Shasta College was founded in 1950 in Redding, California and is committed to serving its community through education. Its Community Education and Business Training Center offers educational opportunities for personal enrichment, professional development, and career training. The business training center provides workforce training to businesses while Shasta’s enrichment classes range from finance, health and fitness, computers, cooking, creative arts, parenting, and day trips to regional events. Shasta College not-for-credit programs not only provide lifelong learning to the region but also help keep California’s workforce competitive in an increasingly competitive global market.

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  3. CourseStorm Case Study: Manchester Community College

    CourseStorm helped Manchester Community College’s Workforce Development and Community Education program achieve a substantial increase in the number of enrollments through a streamlined, easy-to-use registration experience.

    The Background

    Manchester Community College (MCC) located in Manchester, NH has a finely tuned program focused on workforce development. Their learning community includes those looking to gain skills, pursue career advancement, or maintain professional certifications. These opportunities are key for their mixed audience of rural and urban students.

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  4. CourseStorm Case Study: Salina Public Library

    CourseStorm helped a library program increase registrations by 25% in just one week. Before they’d hit their second month with CourseStorm, they were up 35%!

    “Ease of use, friendly customer support, and lack of design clutter are my three favorite things about using this program.”

    — Glory Benacka, CLASS Program Coordinator

    The Background

    Salina Public Library’s mission is to connect people to information, learning, and culture. Serving a city of 50,000, the library has been a trendsetter in its investment in community education. The Library “enriches lives by providing accessible information, learning resources and services to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic and diverse community.”  

    Their Community Learning and Skill Sharing (CLASS) program connects skilled community members with people eager to learn something new. Every semester is full of informative and fun courses on topics like cooking, art, language, and wellness.

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  5. CourseStorm Case Study: Sacopee Valley Adult Ed program

    CourseStorm helps a struggling, rural adult education program transition to a thriving community resource through a streamlined and easy registration experience.

    The Background

    The Sacopee Valley Adult Ed program is located in a small, rural community in Maine and offers adult and community education courses to a large district. The dedicated staff provides a variety of educational opportunities to learners in their local community, but it wasn’t long ago that the program was struggling and considering closing. Dave Durkee, Director of Adult Ed programs, was asked to come in and help. Dave knows what a successful program needs to grow and be sustainable. He brought in CourseStorm to add an online registration presence and was able to increase enrollments by 316% in the first year.

    CourseStorm is very intuitive and user-friendly, with an easy way to register and pay. It’s so simple to use for our learners.”

    —Dave Durkee, Director Adult Ed Programs, Sacopee Valley Adult Ed

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  6. CourseStorm Case Study: Salina Public Library CLASS

    CourseStorm helped a library program increase registrations by 25% in just one week. Before they’d hit their second month with CourseStorm, they were up 35%!

    “Ease of use, friendly customer support, and lack of design clutter are my three favorite things about using this program.” —Glory Benacka, CLASS Program Coordinator 

    The Background

    Salina Public Library’s mission is to connect people to information, learning, and culture. Serving a city of 50,000, the library has been a trendsetter in its investment in community education. The Library “enriches lives by providing accessible information, learning resources and services to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic and diverse community.”  

    Their Community Learning and Skill Sharing (CLASS) program connects skilled community members with people eager to learn something new. Every semester is full of informative and fun courses on topics like cooking, art, language, and wellness.

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  7. CourseStorm Case Study: MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

    Using CourseStorm, a community health program integrated and smoothed out its class signup process and substantially grew its revenue.

    The Background

    The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center (LRC) believes that figuring out how to be healthy shouldn’t be hard. Its staff of health educators develops and carries out strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Creating, coordinating and offering health education programs; providing resources and information to promote healthy living and prevent disease; and connecting people to credible resources are the staff’s primary tasks. 

    The center also holds a large number of classes on a regular basis from healthy eating to maternity workshops to cancer treatment education, offered at multiple locations in the MaineHealth system. Keeping on top of registrations and registrants was a constant and time-consuming challenge for staff.

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