Higher Ed Market Headlines RSS Feed

UC Davis Improves Affordability Through Digital Delivery of Course Materials

Pearson lauded the University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) for the institution's award-winning Inclusive Access initiative that has saved students $3.4 million in course materials expenses over the last two years. The pioneering approach to digital distribution of course materials and reducing student expenses was designed in partnership with Pearson through the company's Digital Direct Access (DDA) model, as well as other digital content providers. Read More »

Pearson, Follett Partner To Offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access Model

Pearson and Follett Higher Education Group announced an agreement to offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access (DDA) model to Follett's college partners and 1,200+ campus bookstores nationwide. This collaboration provides institutions with a scalable, sustainable model to deliver Pearson's digital content such as e-textbooks, MyLab™ and Mastering™ to students on the first day of class. Read More »

East Central University's New Pitsco Maker Space Lab

A Pitsco Maker Space Lab in a college's education department is an ideal setting for workshops, courses, and in-service events where veteran teachers and preservice teachers alike can grow confident in setting up and facilitating a makerspace. Read More »

Qualcomm and Virginia Tech Open Thinkabit Lab

Qualcomm Incorporated and Virginia Tech begin a multi-year collaboration this fall with the launch of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church. The Thinkabit Lab experience offers both teachers and students an engaging learning environment—part lab, makerspace and classroom—to foster creativity, collaboration and the critical skills necessary for the 21st century. Read More »

Lone Star College-Tomball Reports Improvements Through Pearson's GRIT™ Program

Pearson and Lone Star College-Tomball announced the results of a newly released case study, based on the institution's "GRIT, Growth, Greatness" (G3) college-wide initiative, including the Student Success online and on-campus course. The Pearson GRIT Program was established last year in collaboration with PEAK Learning, Inc. Read More »

Collabco Launches myday Personalized Academic Organizer

myday is a personalized academic organizer that provides schools and universities with a customized app-enabled student portal that keeps students involved and organized. The intuitive platform incorporates data from a school's LMS system and student information system, as well as things like laundry scheduling and bus routes, low balances, and push notifications to help make a student's experience a positive one. Read More »

Quality Matters To Serve as Quality Assurance Entity on EQUIP Project

Quality Matters (QM), an organization known for its quality assurance work in online education, will serve as the Quality Assurance Entity (QAE) for a partnership between Thomas Edison State University (TESU) and Study.com selected by the Department of Education for the experimental sites initiative Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP). Read More »

Kentucky State University Partners with Pearson

Pearson announced its partnership with Kentucky State University (KSU) to launch Digital Direct Access, an industry leading model which digitally delivers high-quality course materials to students. The significant cost savings of this program has enabled KSU to announce that every student will receive a scholarship covering the full cost of digital course materials, beginning in the fall 2016 semester. Read More »

Barnes & Noble Education Extends Relationship with OpenStax

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses announced it will extend its current relationship with OpenStax, a Rice University-based nonprofit that makes college more accessible for students. Together, the companies will provide greater access to quality, cost-effective course materials and advanced digital solutions. Read More »

SIU Selects OneCampus from rSmart

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has selected OneCampus from rSmart, an Internet2 NET+ offering , to modernize the way students, faculty, and staff find and access campus services, information and applications from any device. OneCampus, a service discovery portal with lightweight technology designed to help schools move away from heavy, expensive, locally managed software, was selected by SIU to serve more than 22,000 students, faculty and staff. Read More »