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Ottawa University Selects Blackboard Education Services

Ottawa University has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to support a major expansion of its blended and online degree programs. Under the multi-year deal, Kansas-based Ottawa, which currently operates six different campus locations nationwide, will grow and scale existing and future residential, hybrid and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Read More »

Brainshark Video Presentations Go Viral at Babson College

Students, faculty and staff across Babson College are using Brainshark to streamline and improve communications. Originally piloted in one of Babson's MBA programs, Brainshark is now used for graduate and undergraduate class projects and preparation, faculty communications, program office communications, admissions outreach, HR presentations and more... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Education To Launch McGraw-Hill Learning Institute

McGraw-Hill Education announced the launch of McGraw-Hill Learning Institute, a professional development program created to keep institutions and instructors up-to-date on the latest education technologies and provide guidance in determining which emerging technologies and best practices are right for their needs. Read More »

WGU Texas To Expand Competency-Based Model

WGU Texas is among the WGU institutions receiving funding from a recent grant of $1,190,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funded over a three-year period, the project will expand student access to high quality learning opportunities through competency-based education programs. WGU Texas will partner with community colleges in Texas to build competency-based associate's degree programs in the field of information technology. Read More »

eInstruction Introduces Wave for Higher Education

eInstruction will expand its line of products with the release of Wave, a centralized, online solution for higher education. Wave extends the functionality of an institution’s learning management system (LMS) by facilitating summative and formative assessment with the use of student response devices such as clickers, smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Read More »

CSU Offers Flexible Test-Taking via Remote Proctor Now

Columbia Southern University (CSU) is now offering students a flexible and secure method to take an exam without the need for a human proctor to monitor the test-taking. Remote Proctor Now is an on-demand, third-party, webcam- based alternative which allows students to sit for an examination anytime through use of video technology. Read More »

EdX Expands to a Variety of Subjects

EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced today its initial spring 2013 schedule, including its first set of courses in the humanities and social sciences – introductory courses with wide, global appeal. Read More »

Colleague Student Planning Helps Map and Track Course Offerings

Ellucian announced today the general availability of Colleague® Student Planning, a web-based solution designed to help students clarify, plan, and track their course of study in order to progress more confidently to a degree. The solution also helps improve the quality of interaction between students and advisors, and enables institutions to map future course offerings more effectively. Read More »

EBSCO's Points of View Debate BLOG Invite Students To Join the Conversation

EBSCO Publishing's (EBSCO) Points of View Debate Blog has proven itself as a valuable classroom resource once again. During the recent election season the blog, a popular forum for students to voice their opinions on current events, experienced unprecedented traffic with discussions fueled by a variety of topical themes and questions surrounding the politically-charged campaigns. Read More »

ExamSoft and LiveText Partner for Comprehensive Assessment Solution

ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc. and LiveText announced a strategic partnership to offer higher education institutions the most comprehensive outcomes-based assessment and reporting solution to demonstrate the institutional effectiveness expected for accreditation. Read More »