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Infinite Campus Brings Classroom Discussions Online

Infinite Campus announced the addition of a new online discussions feature to its growing collection of integrated learning management tools. Campus Discussions allows teachers to add moderated and secure online conversations to any classroom activity directly within the Infinite Campus platform. Read More »

Vibeffect Index Reveals 1:5 Students Are High Thrivers in U.S. Colleges

vibeffect, a family-centered college-decision framework that helps students identify campuses where they’re most likely to thrive, today announced the inaugural results of its College Optimizer Index (COI), an indicator designed to measure consumer confidence across the nation’s 4-year colleges. Read More »

Higher Education Driving Cloud Change

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vibeffect's Model for Using Predictive Analytics To Identify Thriving in Higher Ed

vibeffect, a family-centered college-decision framework that helps students identify campuses where they’re most likely to thrive, has published a scientifically peer-reviewed paper on how predictive analytics can determine the campus features that most contribute to an individual’s likelihood to thrive and complete. Read More »

All California Community Colleges To Join InCommon Federation

Internet2 announced that the California Community College Chancellor's Office has signed an agreement that will lead to all 72 community college districts in the state of California joining the InCommon Federation. Supporting individual campus and system needs, participation in the federation enables a secure approach to access management for online resources internally throughout the system and to services provided over the internet. Read More »

Univ of Montana Becomes Internet2 100G Connector

The University of Montana (UM) is now home to a 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber connection as an Internet2 Network connector site in Missoula. The ultra-high-speed capability advances UM's research efforts and expands opportunities to support educational, research and health care institutions across the state. Read More »

Jenzabar Expands Technology Suite

Jenzabar, Inc. announced a new addition to its Student Success suite of technology and services designed specifically for higher education. The Jenzabar College Readiness Inventory is an online student survey and analysis tool that uncovers the hard-to-find non-cognitive factors impacting retention, persistence, and completion at a particular institution. Read More »

Toolwire Reports Acceleration in Game-based Learning Interest

Toolwire has experienced a surge of interest in game-based learning and an upswing in adoptions for its writing and environmental science games. Toolwire is seeing a growing interest in game-based learning among community colleges and public universities seeking to engage and retain students in foundational first-year courses. Read More »

Longsight and ShareStream Partner To Provide Video Platform Services

Longsight and ShareStream have entered into a partnership to collaborate more closely on supporting mutual clients. As part of the partnership, Longsight, which customizes, hosts and supports the Sakai learning management system, and ShareStream will work in tandem on supporting ShareStream’s Video Tool for Sakai. Read More »

PearsonResearch Report Recommends Best Practices for Assessment in CBE

The report, “Measuring Mastery: Best Practices for Assessment in Competency-Based Education,” released by Pearson, explains how sound assessment principles and lessons learned can be applied to CBE programs. It posit that CBE’s long-term viability hinges on the credibility of these programs’ credentials in the eyes of employers. That credibility, in turn, depends on the quality of the assessments used to determine who earns a credential. Read More »