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Three AL Community Colleges Implement Banner by Ellucian

J.F. Drake State Technical College, Northwest-Shoals Community College, and Wallace Community College Selma are implementing Banner by Ellucian to help improve services to students, meet data requirements for accountability standards, and make administrative processes more efficient. These three Alabama Community College System institutions bring the total number of community colleges in the state using Banner to 11. Read More »

Internet2 and EDUCAUSE Partner To Deliver eText Pilot

EDUCAUSE and Internet2 announced a series of pilot efforts to evaluate technologies and business models in the fast evolving migration from traditional textbooks to digital learning materials. For the fall 2012 term, the pilot is being conducted in partnership with McGraw-Hill Education and Courseload, through which more than 25 colleges and universities will provide eTexts to their students. Read More »

PowerCampus Reporting and Analytics Tools from Ellucian

A growing number of institutions are leveraging the reporting and business intelligence functionality within PowerCampusTM Enterprise Reporting and PowerCampus Analytics from Ellucian to help measure and understand institutional performance campus wide. Read More »

Parchment Releases 2nd Annual 'Student Choice College Rankings'

Parchment Inc. today released its 2013 Student Choice College Rankings, the only system that compares colleges based on actual acceptance and enrollment data. Compared to the 2012 rankings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is now ranked in the Top 5 colleges ... Read More »

Ellucian Recruiter Streamlines Admissions Functions

Ellucian Recruiter has new functionality that improves the way institutions interface with prospective students and review their applications for admissions. These enhancements are already showing results at five client institutions. Read More »

Montezuma Publishing Partners with Symtext

Montezuma Publishing (MP), the custom publishing division of San Diego State University’s Aztec Shops, has selected Symtext's Liquid Textbook platform to manage its custom publishing and digital coursepack program at SDSU and other partner campuses. Read More »

Kaplan Offers Beta Version of Online Educational Platform

Kaplan, Inc. has launched a beta version of its KAPx™ online educational platform. The new Kaplan solution will offer state-of-the-art tools to enable schools and organizations to provide information and instruction to their students and audiences in the most innovative manner... Read More »

Amazon Launches Textbook Rental

Amazon.com, Inc. announced the launch of Amazon Textbook Rental. Now college students can choose from thousands of textbooks to rent for the semester and save up to 70%. To rent a textbook, simply search Amazon.com for the book, select “Rent Now,” choose shipping and payment options, and check out. Read More »

World Education University: Disruptive New Player in Free Online Higher Ed

World Education University announced itself as the newest player in the free online, global higher education movement. Unique to the space, WEU aims to become a comprehensive, degree-granting institution designed to offer unprecedented access to college diplomas and a better life for the growing millions of underserved, both nationally and around the globe. Read More »

PolicyDirect Launches

The Institute for Higher Education Policy, with support from Lumina Foundation, is launching today PolicyDirect, a new site containing cutting-edge postsecondary education research for a policy-focused audience. PolicyDirect is a one-stop, online resource that delivers more than 300 easy-to-use summaries of academic research .... Read More »