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MIT OpenCourseWare Teams Up with Flat World Knowledge

MIT OpenCourseWare and Flat World Knowledge have teamed up to provide free, high-quality textbooks to learners accessing OCW's innovative OCW Scholar courses. This is among the first collaborations between an OpenCourseWare publisher and an open textbook publisher ... Read More »

Rafter Technology To Manage Textbooks and Digital Content

Rafter today launched as a new education technology company offering a network of software services that enable administrators and educators to better control costs and manage course materials for their students. ,,, The Rafter Course Materials Network™ is the first suite of cloud-based software services that helps reduce costs for students and stores, helps educators discover and adopt the best materials.... Read More »

XanEdu and Flat World Knowledge Partner

XanEdu Publishing, Inc. and Flat World Knowledge are partnering to offer a flexible way for educators to provide students with low-cost textbook and course pack alternatives. The partnership addresses the growing need for affordable course content that professors can easily customize to better fit their teaching and course requirements. Read More »

Blackboard Announces New Integrations for Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Inc. announced new integrations that enable the Blackboard Collaborate™ platform to be used seamlessly with an even broader range of learning management systems (LMS), extending the company's focus on interoperability and support for multiple LMS platforms. The integrations are developed and supported by Agilix, Epsilen and itslearning.... Read More »

Cengage Learning Unveils New On-Demand Faculty PD

Cengage Learning announced the TeamUP Professional Development Portal, a new e-commerce site with a wealth of resources for faculty. Created by an experienced team of instructors and Cengage Learning's own team of faculty training consultants, this easy to access portal gives educators the opportunity to enhance their teaching techniques while earning Continuing Education units. Read More »

OpenCourseWare Consortium Declares First Annual Open Education Week

The OpenCourseWare Consortium announced the first annual Open Education Week from March 5-10, 2012. Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OER). Read More »

Blackboard Launches Solution To Improve Developmental Education

Blackboard Inc. launched Blackboard Developmental Education™ (Blackboard DevEd), aimed at improving student outcomes and increasing completion rates in an area where many institutions have struggled. The solution, which was first piloted by several institutions in the fall, now includes built-in assessment and analytics tools that enable course instructors to further personalize their instruction. Read More »

Cengage Learning Signs Agreement with CSU To Provide Discounted eTextbooks

Cengage Learning announced an agreement with California State University (CSU) to provide discounted eTextbooks to students as part of the Affordable Learning Solutions campaign. One of the largest digital resources contracts signed by a university system, this three-year contract will allow more than 400,000 students on 23 campuses to access Cengage Learning eTextbooks at a substantial cost savings. Read More »

EducationDynamics Launches BrandWatchLive

EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company, announced the launch of its latest media management solution, BrandWatchLive. The new service helps colleges and universities more easily monitor for non-compliant lead vendors and brand abuses by streamlining detection, reporting and remediation processes. Read More »

McGraw-Hill Partners with UNL To Develop All-Digital Economics Course

McGraw-Hill Higher Education and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are developing the first-ever fully digital curriculum for the economics course. The curriculum, offered in English and Spanish, will feature a range of multimedia components and will be fully functional on McGraw-Hill's course management platform Connect... Read More »