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California State University, Chico Selects Blackboard Learn

California State University, Chico has selected Blackboard Learn(TM), Release 9.1 to replace WebCT Vista as its learning management platform. The decision was driven by recognition of Blackboard Learn as a proven, stable platform with improved features and its ability to go beyond course delivery to manage digital content and to better engage campus communities and groups. Read More »

25% of Annual Textbook Sales Revenue to Be Digital By 2015

According to a new study by Xplana, textbook publishing in the Higher Education market is fast approaching the digital tipping point. By 2015, annual revenues from digital textbooks will represent 25 percent of the new textbook market and will reach approximately $1.5 billion in sales revenue. Read More »

Skidmore Moves to Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1

Skidmore College has adopted Blackboard Learn(TM), Release 9.1...The college cited Blackboard's much improved client support and responsiveness as a primary driver for the move, along with the ability to re-energize faculty with the platform's enhanced feature set and realize significant cost savings over time compared to alternatives. Read More »

Follett Announces New Online Rental Solution for Independent College Bookstores

Follett Higher Education Group announced a new online affiliate textbook rental solution for independently managed college bookstores that will be available for fall 2011. Follett is launching its newest program to offer even more competitive rental prices and higher bookstore commissions, while featuring deeper, store-branded websites and marketing solutions to drive traffic to the independent bookstore. Read More »

Questia Celebrates Ten Years with Free iPhone App for Online Research

Questia celebrates its tenth anniversary with a free iPhone app available to users. Designed to support college students and online researchers, the app can be downloaded free along with a one-day free trial of the subscription service to access Questia’s more than 20 million pages of content.... Read More »

Semester at Sea Launches Innovative Short-Term Voyage To Address Global Challenges

The Institute for Shipboard Education is pleased to announce "Engineering a New Tomorrow," the first short-term Semester at Sea voyage. Open to participants of all majors the program will explore key global issues during an intensive 26-day shipboard and field-practice curriculum developed in partnership with the University of Virginia. Read More »

Macmillan Announces i>clicker's New Demographic Polling and Data Slicing Software

Global publisher Macmillan's new ventures group today announced that its i>clicker student response system now offers instructors the ability to anonymously capture student demographic information by selected data such as gender, race or political affiliation. Read More »

Blackboard Launches Blackboard Analytics

Blackboard Inc. opened a major focus in data analytics with the launch of a business intelligence solution for higher education and a commitment to accelerating innovation to help them make better use of data to inform important decisions across the institution. Read More »

National University Selects EBSCO Discovery Service

National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the flagship university of the National University System, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ from EBSCO Publishing to provide the University with a way to deliver its large collection to the end user and to make its library resources easier to find. Read More »

Pearson, Moberly Area CC Partner To Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials

Pearson announced a partnership with Missouri's Moberly Area Community College to increase students' access to affordable course materials through a variety of print and digital package options. The college currently uses the Pearson LearningStudio platform to power its online learning programs. Read More »