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Higher Ed Startup Offering Free Test Drive of Customizable Online Text

Beginning in January 2013, ByPass Publishing, an educational start-up based in Dubuque, Iowa, is offering free "test drives" of their new product, Psychology in the Fastlane, the first title of the company's emerging Fastlane Series. More than 40 subject matter experts collaborated to create the baseline content. The result is a powerful multi-modal content publishing system that allows instructors to efficiently create their own course-specific online textbook by selecting quality, peer-reviewed content. Read More »

Ellucian Announces General Availability of Colleague Intelligent Learning Platform for Blackboard Learn

Ellucian announced today the general availability of its newest version of Colleague Intelligent Learning Platform, an integration solution that is designed to make it easier for institutions to manage information from their Colleague by Ellucian administrative and their Blackboard Learn™ learning management system (LMS) to improve the overall teaching and learning experience. Read More »

Akademos-Textbook Trends Report

Digital textbooks have yet to reach critical adoption, however, data from Akademos, a leading provider of integrated online bookstores and marketplaces for educational institutions, shows a trend in that direction. The company has seen an increase of more than 300% in eBook purchases over the last three years, but eBooks still remain less than 5% of overall textbook sales. Read More »

Cengage Licenses BAM Radio Network Content

BAM Radio Network (BRN) announced that Cengage Learning, Inc. has signed an agreement to license BAM Radio Network content. The non-exclusive agreement includes selected BAM Radio Network segments on the value of art in education, multiple learning styles and the case for movement in education, all hosted by Rae Pica. The content licensing agreement has a term of five years. Read More »

edX and MA Community Colleges Join Gates-Funded Initiative

EdX, the world’s leading online-learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), today announced an innovative blended massive open online course (MOOC) offering at Bunker Hill and MassBay Community Colleges, the first community colleges to work with edX to bring a new teaching model to the classroom. Through this public/private initiative, community colleges will benefit from edX’s platform, connecting students with leading MOOC professors from around the world. Read More »

St. Edward's University Selects Banner by Ellucian

St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas will implement Banner by Ellucian to help support its current and expanding enrollment and instructional programs. The institution began weighing ERP options in 2011 when it became apparent that its current administrative system could not meet its growing and changing needs. Read More »

Utica College Selects eBooks on EBSCOhost

Utica College has chosen eBooks on EBSCOhost® from EBSCO Publishing to grow its e-book collection. The college was looking to expand its electronic collection and although they looked at other e-book vendors, the site's familiarity and positive experience with EBSCOhost databases as well the benefits of EBSCO's Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) Program convinced Utica College that eBooks on EBSCOhost was the right fit. Read More »

Institutions Partner with Pearson to Improve Management and Sharing of Digital Learning Content

Educational institutions are partnering with Pearson and choosing the EQUELLA® digital repository to easily identify, manage and provide shared access to high quality course content that enhances the learning experience for students, improves outcomes and helps to support accreditation requirements. Read More »

OpenClass from Pearson Breaks Through to Learning at Scale

Last year Pearson introduced OpenClass, a dynamic, scalable, fully cloud-based learning environment that stimulates social learning and enables the distribution of content at massive scale. OpenClass is available to faculty, students, and institutions at no cost, meaning zero hardware costs, licensing costs, or hosting costs. Read More »

Ellucian Previews New Mobile Solution

Ellucian is previewing a new mobile solution that demonstrates momentum toward delivering on its recently announced Ellucian Extensible Ecosystem vision. Ellucian Mobile evolves the company's previous mobile solutions into one that spans the three core administrative systems and unites the entire Ellucian customer community. Read More »