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More Teachers Trading in Textbooks and Lectures for Interactive E-Learning Software To Engage Students

Harbinger Knowledge Products' Raptivity is a software product that enables instructors to create highly interactive eLearning content with games, simulations, 3D objects, videos and even “virtual worlds” that bring subjects to life. The games also test a student’s retention of the content presented in the course and are modeled after popular TV game shows to bring the content to life. Read More »

Pearson and Excelsior College Launch UExcel® Credit-By-Examination Program

UExcel provides students the ability to earn college credit by taking computer-based examinations in a number of subjects. Excelsior College, an accredited, nonprofit distance education institution, will report this credit on a transcript, which can be submitted for transfer credit to the college or university of the student’s choosing. Read More »

Maplesoft Announces New Version of Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite

The Placement Test Suite is a collection of placement tests that are developed by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and delivered through the online testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A™. Read More »

Pearson and Educational Testing Service Co-Launch Academic Connections

Pearson Longman and Educational Testing Service (ETS) announce the arrival of an innovative series of textbooks and online software for English language learners. Academic Connections is a groundbreaking English instruction program that prepares students for success in mainstream college and university classrooms. Read More »

Pearson Announces Plans for Integration of Learning Technologies with Oracle

Pearson announced plans to integrate Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise Student Administration Integration Pack (SAIP) with a variety of Pearson products, including the Pearson LearningStudio advanced online learning environment and Pearson's MyLabs and Mastering personalized learning solutions. Read More »

Blackboard Joins Forces with Microsoft To Make Course Information Available on Web Browsers

Under the agreement, Blackboard and Microsoft will work together to enable notifications to appear in their Web browser using the Bing(TM) toolbar when new course information becomes available through the Blackboard Learn(TM) platform. The toolbar will also be compatible with the Internet Explorer(R) and Firefox(R) Web browsers. Read More »

GoingOn Announces First Community Platform for Education at EDUCAUSE 2009

The GoingOn Community Platform integrates the latest social networking, collaboration and publishing technologies to enable schools to create vibrant online communities and transform silos of information into an open social knowledge network. Read More »

“Academic and Work-Readiness” Certification from ETS and Certiport Better Prepares Students for Employment

The iCritical Thinking assessment features real-time, scenario-based tasks designed to measure a student’s ability to navigate, critically evaluate, and analyze the wealth of information available through digital technology. The certification provides portable, verifiable credentials that prepare students for academic and career advancement. Read More »

Turning Technologies Joins Forces with Respected Professors To Support Effective Classroom Use of Student Response Systems

Turning Technologies, LLC, a leader in the student response industry, today at EDUCAUSE unveiled their Distinguished Educator Program designed to assist higher education professionals and institutions effectively implement student response and proven pedagogical strategies. Read More »

Three Institutions of Higher Education Choose Jenzabar’s Retention Management Solution

Three higher education institutions have chosen Jenzabar’s Retention Management Solution (Jenzabar RMS). Dominican University, Edgewood College, and Flagler College plan to utilize Jenzabar RMS to identify at-risk students and increase retention rates. Read More »