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New E-Textbooks Help Students Save an Average of $60 Per Title

Newly released statistics from digital course materials provider, CourseSmart.com, show that college students returning to classes this January can save an average of $60 per title by using state-of-the-art e-textbooks. Similarly, Simba Information recently predicted that e-textbooks will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48.5% by 2013. Read More »

Partnership To Save Students Up to 40% on Textbooks

Cerritos College and Pearson announced a customized textbook program for the college’s humanities and social sciences division, which is projected to save students an average of 40 percent over standard textbooks. The Cerritos College-Pearson partnership is the first of its kind for a community college in California. Read More »

Blackboard Updates Mobile Learning App

Blackboard Inc. announced new innovation and expanded access to its mobile learning application, Blackboard Mobile(TM) Learn, with an updated release that brings new features and capabilities to one of the industry's most widely adopted mobile apps, now in use at more than 500 institutions worldwide. Read More »

Macmillan Launches 2nd Generation of i>clicker

Macmillan’s new ventures group has released i>clicker2 – an enhanced version of its market leading student response system remote. With increased functionality, Macmillan’s i>clicker2 aims to improve the learning experience for students and instructors, while maintaining simplicity and reliability. Read More »

Community Colleges in 29 States To Pilot New Accountability System

The nation's community colleges are taking a major step forward in redefining what "success" means for their institutions with the naming this week of 40 pilot colleges to test drive a new Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA), a national system designed to provide accurate data, operational transparency, and the ability for colleges to benchmark student progress and completion data against peer institutions. Read More »

Community Source Initiative Delivers New Enhancements to Banner Human Resources

SunGard Higher Education has released a new version of its Banner Human Resources (HR) system, which is designed to improve business processes and efficiencies through automation. Three of the new enhancements were driven by customer input and collaboration through the SunGard Higher Education Community Source Initiative. Read More »

Ball State University Licenses Comprehensive Suite of Solutions, Services and Hosting from SunGard Higher Education

Ball State University will partner with SunGard Higher Education to implement SunGard’s Banner Digital Campus. The product and related services will help support timely decision making and efficiency in areas from teaching to research, from providing student services to conducting business. Read More »

Gulf Coast CC Implementing Banner Digital Campus

Gulf Coast Community College is implementing SunGard Higher Education’s Banner Digital Campus to create a modern technology platform that will support its long-term needs and help contribute to student success. Read More »

U of AZ Goes Cutting Edge with BMC Software

The University of Arizona needed a way to keep pace with growing needs for business intelligence, research tracking and reliable records for human resources, payroll, finance and students. In response, the university launched Mosaic, a multimillion-dollar campus-wide enterprise systems replacement project supported by Business Service Management (BSM) solutions from BMC Software Read More »

Pearson, Charleston Southern Partner To Increase Access to Online Learning

Pearson and Charleston Southern University (CSU) announce a partnership to further increase students' access to online learning opportunities and affordable course materials. CSU currently uses the Pearson LearningStudio platform to provide many of its general education courses online. Read More »