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Teacher Performance Assessment Is Underway

Pearson announced that the field test for the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), a nationally available, performance-based assessment measuring the effectiveness of teacher candidates seeking initial licenses, is under way. Pearson anticipates receiving nearly 10,000 candidate submissions from participating educator preparation programs. Read More »

Blackboard Launches Augmented Reality for Mobile Campus Apps

Blackboard Inc. announced the addition of augmented reality to its Blackboard Mobile™ Central platform. The company is also announcing the launch of Explorer for iPhone, a free standalone app that leverages the same interface to allow iPhone users anywhere to explore the world around them with augmented reality. Read More »

Blackboard Launches Learning Analytics Solution

Blackboard Analytics for Learn™ harnesses learning activity and data from the learning management (LMS) and student information systems (SIS) to give education stakeholders at all levels access to on demand information needed to improve academic success and student retention. Read More »

Internet2, 16 Major Technology Companies Announce Cloud Service Partnerships

Internet2 and some of the nation’s most prominent high-tech firms announced today partnerships that would expedite the delivery of cloud services to college campuses nationwide, and address research, big data and innovation challenges. Read More »

Discovery Education Launches Discovery Education Higher Ed

Discovery Education announced the launch of Discovery Education Higher Ed, a new digital content service specifically designed for community college instructors and students. Discovery Education has partnered with Chattanooga State Community College and Bossier Parish Community College to bring Discovery Education Higher Ed to classrooms through a pilot program. Read More »

Atomic Learning Now a Blackboard Signature Partner

Atomic Learning, award-winning provider of online training, has joined the Blackboard Partnerships™ program as a Blackboard Signature Partner™. A trusted training solutions provider, Atomic Learning provides online resources to help colleges and universities with technology training and support. Read More »

Ivy Tech Community College Selects Pearson’s Propero

Pearson today launched Propero, a higher education service designed to increase affordable access to higher education...Propero provides a new way for higher education institutions to expand access and promote degree completion while retaining full control over their offerings. Institutions select how and when to offer Propero. Read More »

Jefferson State CC Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

Jefferson State Community College in Alabama has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service™ from EBSCO Publishing as its discovery service, becoming the first community college in the state to implement EDS. Excellent service and support as well as many positive experiences with EBSCO made the decision to implement EDS an easy one for Jefferson State Community College. Read More »

Landmark Report Maps Future for Community Colleges Nationwide

"Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation's Future," will summarize the findings and recommendations of a year-long study by a 38-member, blue-ribbon commission selected by AACC President Walter G. Bumphus during his inaugural year in office. Read More »

Thirty-One Schools Pilot Wiley and Blackboard Digital Learning Integration

Thirty-one institutions are evaluating a new integration for using digital learning content from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. with Blackboard Inc.'s learning management system (LMS). The field trial gives students and faculty access to Wiley's rich collection of learning content and tools directly within their online course environment. Read More »