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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 »

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 »