Higher Ed Market Headlines RSS Feed

Blackboard Brings Mobile Campus App to Android Smartphones

Blackboard Inc. announced the release of a native application for Android(TM) smartphones, debuting at Northwestern University, that brings the company's popular campus life and services application to one of the fastest growing mobile platforms. Read More »

E-Books, E-Readers Slow to Catch on With College Students

The OnCampus Research Electronic Book and E-Reader Device survey, conducted in early October, found that only 13% of college students had purchased an electronic book of any kind during the previous three months. Of that percentage, slightly over half (56%) stated that the primary purpose of their e-book purchase was required course materials for class. Read More »

Barnes & Noble Digital Content Available in Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Inc. and Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced the general availability of an integration that lets college students access and use interactive e-textbooks and other digital content from Barnes & Noble's vast catalog directly within Blackboard Learn(TM), the leading Web based teaching and learning platform. Read More »

Two Prominent Community Colleges Select SunGard Higher Education

North Iowa Area Community College and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College have selected SunGard Higher Education to support in managing their campus technology. SunGard will help the institutions strengthen their technology infrastructure to help improve constituent services and operational efficiency. Read More »

Blackboard and K12 Inc. Partner on College Remediation

Under the agreement, Blackboard and K12 will develop a solution that delivers K12's adaptive courses through Blackboard Learn(TM).... The combination will reduce the cost of delivering remediation opportunities while enabling institutions to offer a wider range of both self-paced and teacher led opportunities online. Read More »

Agilix Learning Services™ Powers Modular Learning Solutions

Agilix Labs, Inc. unveiled Agilix Learning Services™ today, introducing the first platform to enable colleges and universities to build custom learning solutions that align to their academic goals instead of conforming to commodity LMS solutions. Read More »

Over 1,000 Clients Adopt Blackboard's Next Generation Platform

Driven by the rapid adoption of Blackboard Learn(TM) Release 9.1 over the summer, more than 1,000 clients are now on Blackboard's next generation online teaching and learning platform. The adoption rate is faster than for any new learning management release in Blackboard's history, making the Release 9.x platform the most widely used across the Blackboard community. Read More »

Datatel Releases Newest Datatel Intelligent Learning Platform

Datatel today announced the October general availability of the Datatel Intelligent Learning Platform™ version 1.1, the company’s latest release which continues to expand upon the real-time interoperability between academic and administrative computing systems delivered in release 1.0. Read More »

Datatel Website Content Management Solution Previewed

Datatel WCMS is a higher education-focused website management solution that is tailored specifically for colleges and universities, enabling them to create and maintain a unique and innovative online public face that differentiates the institution and supports its Strategic Enrollment Management goals. Read More »

Gilfus Education Group Predicts Top Five Education Innovation Trends

The Gilfus Education Group announced its annual education industry predictions today, foreshadowing major concepts on the horizon for technology and digital content in academic and administrative education applications. Read More »