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McGraw-Hill Survey Provides Insight into U.S. College and Career Readiness Issues

Although guidance counselors generally characterize high school students as well prepared for the next phase of their lives following graduation, a majority of students indicate that they could benefit from increased proficiency in technology applications, financial literacy, time management, communication and study skills, according to a recent survey from McGraw-Hill Education. Read More »

Bridgepoint Education Announces Constellation

Bridgepoint Education, a provider of postsecondary education services, announced today the launch of Constellation, an innovative suite of interactive educational materials that will increase both the educational quality and affordability of an education for online students at its Ashford University. Read More »

Follett Leads Movement to Integrate Digital Textbooks Into Campus Systems

Follett Higher Education Group is leading an effort to make e-textbooks fully interoperable with learning management systems (LMS), becoming the first to demonstrate this interoperability by sharing professors' textbook notes through the Moodle standards-based LMS. Read More »

Digital Textbooks Acquire Powerful Search and Social Networking Capabilities

The new capabilities in the latest product release now let students and educators using Follett's CafeScribe® eBook platform easily perform robust people searches to find other digital book readers, class groups, study groups or academic interest groups anywhere in the world .... Read More »

Jenzabar and Wimba Partner To Provide Campus-Wide, Enterprise Collaboration

Jenzabar®, Inc. and Wimba announced a partnership that will provide campus-wide collaboration and enhance the ability of higher education institutions to engage constituents throughout their lifecycle – from candidates, to students, to alumni. Read More »

Flat World Knowledge Makes HEOA Compliance Quick and Easy

Flat World Knowledge, publisher of commercial, openly-licensed college textbooks, announced a new online adoption process that makes it easy for educators to adopt its textbooks in full compliance with new provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), which was enacted by Congress in August, 2008. Read More »

The Education Alliance Names ‘it’s learning’ Best LMS

The Education Alliance, a global higher education consultancy, recently tested it’s learning as part of an independent evaluation of learning management systems. According to the report, “it’s learning led the way in faculty and student usability, instructional application, adaptability, and affordability. Read More »

TaskStream and Turnitin Announce Integration Partnership

TaskStream, the leading provider of web-based software and supporting services for electronic portfolios and outcomes assessment, and iParadigms, creators of Turnitin announced a seamless integration to help educators streamline the process for assessing higher order student learning outcomes via written assignments. Read More »

Wimba Collaboration Suite™ Improves Access, Value and Effectiveness of Professional Development Programs

Wimba® Inc., a leading provider of collaborative solutions for educators around the world, announced today that colleges and universities are increasingly using the Wimba Collaboration Suite™ to provide efficient, effective professional development opportunities. Read More »

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 »