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Follett Higher Education Group Reports Increased Demand for Textbook Rental Service

Follett confirmed today that more than 400 bookstores at colleges and universities throughout the country will provide textbook rental to their students this fall via the company’s Rent-A-Text program. This milestone marks a significant expansion of Rent-A-Text’s availability... Read More »

SunGard Higher Education Launches The Commons Online Community

SunGard Higher Educationannounced The Commons, a new online community to help open discussion and collaboration by connecting customers and employees around the world. The Commons is built as a community on the edu1world platform, a Web 2.0 resource and network designed exclusively for the higher education community. Read More »

Lehigh University Selects e-Procurement from Mercury Commerce

Mercury Commerce Solutions, a market leader in online procurement for higher education, and Lehigh University, a premier education and research facility, today announced an agreement for integrated electronic procurement solutions. Read More »

SunGard Higher Education Uses SaaS to Deliver Financial Aid Regulatory Updates More Quickly

Higher education institutions will have access to changes in U.S. methodology for calculating financial aid more quickly with the availability of regulatory updates in a flexible, just-in-time, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery method from SunGard Higher Education. Read More »

Blackboard and SunGard Higher Education Partner To Better Serve Joint Customers

Together, the companies will work to improve integration of Blackboard Learn™, a leading Web-based teaching and learning platform, with select SunGard Higher Education Digital Campus solutions. The companies are responding to calls from their large base of joint customers for better coordination to make it easier to manage information and help improve the overall customer experience. Read More »

Aberystwyth University Transforms the Dynamics of Its Lectures with Panopto

Aberystwyth University, located in Wales, U.K., has deployed Panopto across its campus to help lecturers increase productivity while providing students with a valuable new tool for studying. One aspect of the system welcomed by both teaching staff and support staff is the flexibility offered. Read More »

ACU Delivers First-of-Its-Kind Student Newspaper App for Apple’s iPad

ACU student journalists, programmers and designers have pulled off the seemingly impossible: Abilene Christian University’s student newspaper, The Optimist, has become the first student newspaper to publish on Apple’s new iPad tablet device. Read More »

SunGard Higher Education Launches Industry’s First ERP Community Source Initiative

SunGard Higher Education and its customers have launched a Community Source Initiative — the first and only vendor-supported community source forum dedicated to higher education Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Read More »

SunGard Higher Education Launches Aurora

Part of the Company’s new Open Digital Campus strategy, Aurora will be applied to SunGard Higher Education products and will eventually be open for use by customers and other vendors to extend a familiar and intuitive look and feel throughout the entire digital campus. Read More »

Flat World Knowledge Partners with Barnes & Noble and NACS To Lower the Cost of College Textbooks

Flat World Knowledge, the leading publisher of commercial open source college textbooks, today announced agreements with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and NACS Media Solutions (NMS) to distribute its low-cost textbooks to more than 3,000 college bookstores in their respective networks for the 2010 fall semester. Read More »