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Sidewalk's New Technology To Help College Bookstores Recapture Textbook Market

Sidewalk, formerly known as CampusBookRentals, the company that helped pioneer online textbook rentals, has created a line of back-end technology and services that help campus bookstores regain their dominance of the college textbook market. Read More »

Taskstream Partners with AAC&U's VALUE Initiative

Taskstream, an assessment, accreditation, and e-portfolio software provider to higher education institutions, today announced that it is partnering with the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative that seeks to create a nationally scalable approach to assessment based on real student work rather than surveys or standardized tests. Read More »

Blackboard and Discovery Education Partner in Higher Ed

Blackboard Inc. and Discovery Education today announced a powerful new partnership supporting the integration of digital content into university and community college courses nationwide. Through the partnership, higher education faculty and students can now access Discovery Education's dynamic digital media through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment and on their mobile devices. Read More »

CourseTalk Partners with Parchment

In a unique collaboration, CourseTalk will integrate Parchment’s proprietary college prediction tool, College Chances, into students’ CourseTalk profiles allowing them to immediately weigh their chances of being admitted into their desired colleges and universities. Read More »

Vital Source and edX Deliver Content to Millions of Students

Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a global leader in building, enhancing and delivering e-learning content, today announced that edX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, has selected the VitalSource Bookshelf® e-textbook platform to distribute publisher content for its massive open online learning courses (MOOCs). Read More »

Inside Higher Ed Launches Weekly Audio Newscast

Inside Higher Ed, the authoritative online source for higher education news, opinion, and jobs, today announced the May 2nd launch of THIS WEEK @ INSIDE HIGHER ED, a weekly review of the news that matters most in higher education. Featuring thought leaders and Inside Higher Ed editors, THIS WEEK @ INSIDE HIGHER ED will deliver informed, engaged, and essential conversation about the week’s top stories. Read More »

NACSCORP Teams with OpenStax College

The National Association of College Stores (NACS) and Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College today announced a distribution partnership with NACSCORP that will allow the nonprofit publisher to drop prices on all its print textbooks and distribute them to more than 3,000 college stores. Read More »

Concordia University Integrates iPads into Nearly All Teacher Ed Classes

Concordia University, Nebraska students will begin using iPad tablets in nearly all teacher education program courses starting with the fall 2014 semester. All but the entry-level education course will require use of an iPad. “The teachers we graduate need to be ready for the changing classrooms they will face,” said Provost Dr. Jenny Mueller-Roebke. Read More »

Ellucian, Montclair State University Partner To Revitalize SIS

Ellucian is partnering with Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey to revitalize its student information system to better serve its student body and faculty. Responding to rapidly growing student expectations, Montclair State is undertaking a campus-wide initiative that will be built on Banner® by Ellucian .... Read More »

CourseTalk and edX Collaborate on Online Course Reviews Platform

CourseTalk, the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses, announced today that it has been selected as edX’s ratings and review platform. Students will be able to read and write peer reviews for all of the online courses within the edX course catalogue enabling prospective students to have more information about each course and course series. Read More »