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Myverse Launches Free Tool Matching High School Students To Successful Career Paths

Two of the biggest issues facing higher education institutions are the 48% dropout rate within the first two years of college and the increasing cost and difficulty of recruiting students. The good news is that there is a solution. Myverse, a start-up based in San Jose, CA, now matches high school students to careers. Read More »

Ellucian Brainstorm™ Used for Competency-Based Education

Ellucian announced the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) as one of the first beta partners for Ellucian Brainstorm™, the company’s new cloud-based solution for helping higher education institutions support its competency-based education programs. The university will use Ellucian Brainstorm™ to power its Extended Academic Programs (EAP). Read More »

College Students Reliant on Laptops

According to a new Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Pearson, seven in 10 students agree that tablets help learners study more efficiently, and that tablets will effectively replace textbooks as we know them within five years. The study found that 52 percent of college students own tablets, up from 45 percent a year ago. Ownership of smartphones has stabilized at 85 percent and laptops at 88 percent. Read More »

UBS Announces The TalentED Project To Drive College Success

UBS announced today a $2 million commitment to launch The TalentED Project, a new initiative aimed at increasing college success through strategic partnerships with the Tennessee College Access & Success Network (TCASN) and Discovery Education. The TalentED Project is an innovative technology-based solution, designed to increase the recruitment of high-potential, lower-income, first-generation college students Read More »

Muzzy Lane, Excelsior College Bring Game-based Learning to Coursework

Excelsior College and Muzzy Lane have announced an agreement that will integrate gaming and advanced simulations in up to five Excelsior courses over the coming year. The agreement is part of the College's strategic effort to integrate game-based learning across the curriculum. Read More »

New Alliance Partnership Formed Between EvaluationKIT and Instructure

EvaluationKIT has joined the highest Instructure partnership tier as an Alliance Partner, empowering the two companies to work more closely than ever in meeting the needs of Canvas clients. Through this partnership, institutions can now benefit from a seamless integrated solution that aims to improve how they gather and implement student feedback directly within Canvas. Read More »

Pearson Extends Partnership with Knowledge Factor

Pearson announced an extended partnership with Knowledge Factor, Inc., the developers of amplifire – the learning software underlying the Dynamic Study Modules learning tools within Pearson’s MyLab™ & Mastering™ technologies, enabling educators to continuously assess learners’ performance and activity and leverage data and analytics to personalize content in real time... Read More »

vibeffect Launches Digital Assessment Tool To Predict Student Thriving

vibeffect announces the launch of vibePrimer, a digital assessment product that predicts features of a college environment where a student is most likely to thrive. This proven predictive model offers families a better decision-making framework to help students succeed academically, socially and personally and ultimately graduate. Read More »

Maria College Selects Ellucian Technology

Ellucian, the leading global provider for higher education software and services, announced today that New York-based Maria College has chosen Ellucian Recruiter™ and PowerCampus™ by Ellucian as part of the institution’s technology transformation. Read More »

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 »