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Delaware Selects SunGard for P-20 Data Sharing Solution

SunGard Public Sector and SunGard Higher Education today announced a joint engagement to deliver a centralized portal to the Delaware Department of Education that will help enable electronic student transcript data exchange between P-12 institutions throughout the state and Delaware higher education institutions served by SunGard. Read More »

Study.Net Foundation Launched

Study.Net Corporation today announced the launch of Study.Net Foundation, an independent non-profit organization. The new foundation will support the development of innovative online learning content; and subsidize the purchase of required electronic course material by college and university students. Read More »

SunGard Higher Education Previews Extensible Mobile Framework

The SunGard Higher Education Mobile Connection, a framework and set of starter application components (m-Apps) scheduled to be available in November, will help institutions deploy and manage mobile strategies quickly, cost-effectively and more consistently. Read More »

SIIA Offers Free Preview of its New Postsecondary Resource

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) will publish the Experts’ Guide to the Postsecondary Market in March 2011. In anticipation of the release, SIIA is offering a free preview of the new resource along with a webcast on “Accessibility by Design,” based on the Guide’s article... Read More »

Tulane University Selects SunGard Higher Education’s Advance

To support fundraising efforts, Tulane University selected SunGard Higher Education’s Advance solution to replace its existing advancement application. With Advance, Tulane will integrate all of its processes from end-to-end to support improved communication, information access, prospect management tracking and reporting. Read More »

Faculty Training Is a Major Investment for Online Ed Programs

Colleges and universities engaged in online learning are making major investments in faculty development programs according to a new national survey of senior campus officials who manage online and distance education programs, sponsored by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) and The Campus Computing Project report Read More »

College Stores Receive $8.9 Million To Fund Textbook Rentals

The awarding of nearly $9 million in federal grants to fund pilot textbook rental programs at 11 colleges and universities will improve textbook affordability and help establish best practices for such programs, thereby encouraging their implementation at more schools, according to the National Association of College Stores (NACS). This year's grantees join about a dozen other schools that were awarded similar grants last year. Read More »

SRI Awarded Grant To Validate Web-based Classroom Assessment Tool

SRI International announced that it has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education, to investigate and strengthen online assessments that can help teachers diagnose student understanding of a subject. SRI will collaborate on the multiyear project with researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and FACET Innovations in Seattle. Read More »

Blackboard Brings Mobile Campus App to Android Smartphones

Blackboard Inc. announced the release of a native application for Android(TM) smartphones, debuting at Northwestern University, that brings the company's popular campus life and services application to one of the fastest growing mobile platforms. Read More »

E-Books, E-Readers Slow to Catch on With College Students

The OnCampus Research Electronic Book and E-Reader Device survey, conducted in early October, found that only 13% of college students had purchased an electronic book of any kind during the previous three months. Of that percentage, slightly over half (56%) stated that the primary purpose of their e-book purchase was required course materials for class. Read More »