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New CDW-G Report Finds Moderately Cloudy IT in Higher Education

CDW-G's Cloud Computing Tracking Poll finds that 82 percent of higher education institutions are using at least one cloud-based application, and among all industries, higher education is one of the most likely to use IT commodity applications such as Gmail and Google Docs, with 50 percent of institutions using one or both of the cloud applications. Read More »

Dell Expands Desktop Virtualization Solutions Portfolio

Dell today announced additions to its desktop virtualization solutions portfolio including an enhanced Dell Virtual Lab 2.0 solution and new Dell OptiPlex FX170 and FX130 thin client offerings. The new Virtual Lab 2.0 solution, designed for colleges and universities, now comes with validation testing on six of the most popular applications ... Read More »

Students Who Own Tablets More Likely To Favor Digital Textbooks

Students who own tablet devices are far more likely to favor digital formats for their textbooks than non-tablet owners, and the overwhelming majority of student tablet owners believe the devices are valuable for educational purposes, according to a new survey from the Pearson Foundation. Read More »

Penn State Selects i>clicker’s Classroom Response System

After piloting the top classroom response systems, Penn State has selected i>clicker as the centrally supported system for its 20 undergraduate campuses. Starting in fall 2011, i>clicker will provide Penn State’s faculty and students with its reliable, simple and intuitive polling solution to increase interactivity and advance learning. Read More »

Hillsborough Community College Expands Partnership with Blackboard

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) will significantly expand its engagement with Blackboard Student Services(SM) to provide front-line outreach and support in a range of areas across the institution, from admissions and registration to financial aid. As part of that effort, HCC has also selected Blackboard Learn™ Release 9.1 as its learning platform... Read More »

SUNY Delhi Realizes Benefits of Moodlerooms e-Learning Solution

After completing a full migration to Moodlerooms in January 2009 from its previous legacy learning management system, SUNY Delhi has been able to diversify instruction by connecting to a series of flexible features and third-party plug-ins as well as access 24/7 technical support Read More »

Pearson, Panopto Collaborate To Deliver Lecture Capture Software

Pearson and Panopto today announced an agreement whereby Pearson will distribute Panopto’s award-winning lecture capture software to a private sector and other institutions of higher education. Panopto is an easy-to-use technology that enables educators and students to record, organize and share lectures and skills labs that combine media-rich applications. Read More »

New ALEKS Course Products Cover 100% of the FL Developmental Ed Math Competencies

ALEKS Florida Math 0018 and Florida Math 0028 provide students with a personalized, cost-effective solution to course mastery. Using a sophisticated artificial intelligence engine, ALEKS guides students to work on the material they are ready to learn, quickly filling their individual knowledge gaps. These courses also include detailed, online reporting to track student and class progress toward these specific Florida mathematics competencies. Read More »

Ocean County College Partners with Pearson To Expand Access to Learning Opportunities

Ocean County College and Pearson today announced a partnership to significantly increase students’ access to affordable learning opportunities by expanding online programs from approximately 7,000 enrollments to 21,000 enrollments over the next five years. Read More »

SunGard Introduces Banner Student Retention Performance Solution

SunGard Higher Education is introducing its Banner Student Retention Performance solution to help institutions analyze, measure, and improve academic programs and student success initiatives. The solution is an integrated package of scorecards, dashboards, reports and analytic capabilities designed to help institutions examine student success indicators,.... Read More »