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Britannica Academic Site Combines New Tools, Sources

Britannica Digital Learning announced a new and substantially upgraded research Web site for college and university students and faculty. Britannica Online Academic Edition combines a new design and a range of new features that together serve the distinctive needs of university researchers. Read More »

SunGard Higher Education and rSmart Partner To Support Adoption of Open Source Sakai

SunGard Higher Education and rSmart today announced a partnership regarding the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE), an enterprise community-source teaching, learning and research collaboration system. Read More »

McGraw-Hill & ALEKS Offer Enhanced PreCalculus and College Algebra Courses

McGraw-Hill Higher Education and ALEKS Corporation, a leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software, today announced the release of enhanced ALEKS PreCalculus Suite course products, including PreCalculus, College Algebra, College Algebra with Trigonometry, and Trigonometry. Read More »

Delaware County CC Renews with SunGard Higher Education

Delaware County Community College has renewed its 36-year relationship with SunGard Higher Education and will continue leveraging technology services to help improve its administrative efficiencies, student services and overall educational experience. Read More »

Mississippi State University Selects EBSCO Discovery Service

The university library was looking to bring all of its resources together under a single search box. EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage. Read More »

New 'Open Book' Partnership To Make College Textbooks More Affordable

WebAssign, the leading provider of powerful online homework for college professors and students, announced this week it has formed a partnership with two open source content repositories – Connexions, a Rice University-based global repository of educational content, and Orange Grove Texts Plus (OGT+), a joint initiative of the University Press of Florida and The Orange Grove. Read More »

Autodesk Offers Students Free Three-Year Software Licenses

In an effort to strengthen the design and engineering-related disciplines and better students’ educational experiences, Autodesk, Inc. is extending the license terms for all free versions of the student software related to its online Education Community from 13 to 36 months. Read More »

Three Institutions Select SunGard Higher Education’s Help Desk Support

Two universities and a community college are helping improve the success and retention of their students by providing their campus communities with 24/7 help desk support from SunGard Higher Education. Students, faculty and staff from Antioch University, Delaware State University, and Cuyahoga Community College will receive technical support from SunGard’s Central Help Desk facilities located in Florida and New York. Read More »

DynamicBooks and College Open Textbooks Partner

College Open Textbooks will facilitate identifying high quality, peer reviewed open textbook titles to be offered on the DynamicBooks online interactive textbook platform. The DynamicBooks platform enables instructors to customize and personalize textbooks that are delivered to the instructor’s students using an advanced reader and annotation tool that can be used from most computing devices. Read More »

Follett Higher Education Group Rents More Than One Million Textbooks

Only three weeks into the fall 2010 Back-to-School season, Follett Higher Education Group reports that Rent-A-Text, its newest cost-saving program, is exceeding expectations. Launched on a national scale for the new academic term, Rent-A-Text is available on more than 750 Follett-managed campuses. So far, more than one million textbooks have been rented.... Read More »