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SunGard Higher Education Mobile Connection Helps Institutions Deploy Mobile Strategy

SunGard Higher Education’s Mobile Connection is a framework and set of starter applications that help institutions deploy and manage mobile strategies quickly, cost-effectively and more easily. Since its introduction, more than 500 customers have licensed the framework, a collaborative community has developed, and mobile applications (m-Apps) are being built and shared. Read More »

Community College Students Shut Out of Classes

according to the results of the second annual Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey, community college students are having trouble gaining access to courses, with nearly four in 10 students (37%) unable to enroll in a class this semester because the class was full. Read More »

Higher Ed Publishers' Move into Digital Material Ignites Explosive Growth

Higher education market forces and college publishers are reshaping the instructional materials world through offerings of digital content, tools and services that can stand alone or enhance the value of a textbook. Simba Information finds the U.S. market for multimedia materials in higher education will grow 48.4%, topping $1 billion by the end of 2011. Read More »

Pearson’s CourseConnect Adds Enhanced Data Capabilities

Pearson today announced CourseConnect Analytics Edition which integrates with Pearson LearningStudio’s Learning Outcome Manager to track the achievement of student learning objectives and performance. This integration provides institutions that use both the Pearson LearningStudio platform and CourseConnect online courses ... Read More »

Alexander Street Press Announces Massive Streaming Video Store for Higher Ed

Alexander Street Press announces the launch of the Academic Video Store, with more than 1,400 individual video titles covering a broad range of subjects such as counseling, dance, criminal justice, ethnomusicology and science. Read More »

SunGard Extends and Improves The Commons Online Community

SunGard Higher Education’s virtual customer community, The Commons, has unveiled a new look and navigation that helps improve the user experience and makes it more interactive. The cleaner, more modern design, developed with feedback and suggestions from the Customer Advisory Board and overall customer community... Read More »

Over 6 Million Students Learning Online

The 2011 Survey of Online Learning reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6 million. Now nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course. Read More »

Turnitin Compares College & Secondary Education Students’ Sources of Potential Plagiarism

iParadigms, creators of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and online grading, announced the results of a new plagiarism study which shows that secondary school students in the United States rely more heavily on social networks for content in their papers and less on cheat sites and paper mills compared to college students. Read More »

Pearson and Knewton Partner on Adaptive Learning Platform

Under the agreement, Knewton’s engine will power Pearson’s digital content, including the MyLab and Mastering series. The first titles to be integrated with Knewton will include MyMathLab, MyReadingLab and MyWritingLab, as well as MyFoundationsLab, Pearson’s all-in-one solution for college readiness. Read More »

SNHU Creates Innovation Lab and Partners with Open Education Resources

Aspiring to be higher education’s leading player in disruptive change, Southern New Hampshire University launched the Innovation Lab – an initiative to deliver a radically different model for teaching and learning. The Lab’s first tangible venture is a commitment to become a leader in the field of OpenCourseWare or Open Educational Resources (OER). Read More »