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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 »

Blackboard Launches Open Source Services Group

Blackboard Inc. today announced the launch of Blackboard Education Open Source Services, a new effort to support clients using open source education technologies. The company will continue to focus on its flagship Blackboard Learn™ platform as well as ANGEL and Edline, while also helping institutions successfully manage open source learning management systems (LMS) including Moodle and Sakai. Read More »

Ellucian: New Name for Datatel and SunGard Higher Education Combination

The recent combination of two education technology leaders, Datatel and SunGard Higher Education, has a new name: Ellucian™. Read More »

StraighterLine Releases New Online Math Video Series

StraighterLine announced the release of a new online education feature available to students of all ages for free. The new online mathematics video series, Simply StraighterLine Video Tutorials, is available on YouTube whenever anyone needs a little help answering math questions. Each short video features a simple explanation and step-by-step analysis of how to solve many college algebra math problems. Read More »

Parchment and NCAA Partnership Streamlines Transcript Exchange and Verification Process

The NCAA and Parchment expanded their partnership to drive student-athlete success for college progression and improve operational efficiency and administration. The expanded partnership also makes it possible for the NCAA Eligibility Center to switch from its current method of manually reviewing transcripts as scanned PDFs to Docufide's transcript datafeed... Read More »

CourseSmart Launches New Reader

CourseSmart® announced the launch of the New CourseSmart Reader, an enhanced reading platform providing a greater overall user experience, new tools and viewing options. The New CourseSmart Reader is evidence of CourseSmart's commitment to continued innovation, ensuring that students and faculty have access to a superior digital reading experience on any device. Read More »

New Survey Finds Dramatic Increase in Tablet Ownership Among College Students and HS Seniors

The Pearson Foundation’s Second Annual Survey on Students and Tablets also finds that tablet ownership among college students and high school seniors has risen dramatically in the last year—ownership has tripled among college students (25% vs. 7% in 2011) and quadrupled among high school seniors (17% vs. 4% in 2011). Read More »

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 »