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PGA TOUR, CDW Announce Return of ShotLink Intelligence Prize

The ShotLink Intelligence Prize, a competition developed jointly by the PGA TOUR and official technology partner CDW that challenges academics to find the best new application of ShotLink statistics, is returning in 2014 with an increased prize of $30,000 in technology from CDW for the winning paper. Read More »

Pioneer Institutions Join Civitas Learning in Using Advanced Analytics

Together with Civitas Learning and its data analytics and application suite, 24 higher ed institutions will work to gain greater understanding of student journeys through their institutions and use these insights to guide interventions; power applications for advisors, faculty, and students; and inform effective practices and policy. Read More »

BenQ Education Outreach Program Brings Color Proofing Monitors to College Campuses

BenQ America Corp. announced an Education Outreach Program to help campuses put the latest color management monitor technologies into the hands of students and instructors. BenQ has donated the company's new PG2401PT certified color management monitor to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Clemson University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - putting professional-grade color accuracy into the hands of tomorrow's creative specialists. Read More »

XanEdu Delivers EdSphere to College Classrooms

MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, announced their partnership with XanEdu, the leading innovator of custom course materials and textbooks. XanEdu is now offering MetaMetrics' personalized learning platform, EdSphere®, as part of its suite of college based literacy products. Read More »

Use of Free or Low-Cost Course Materials Slow to Catch On

A study released today of a statewide effort in Washington to offer free or reduced-cost course materials for the most popular community college courses shows that many students and faculty are not using the materials, despite the potential for substantial cost savings. Read More »

Big Data Predictive Analytics Comes to Academic and Nonprofit Institutions

Revolution Analytics announced the launch of an Academic Institution Program and a Public Service Program. The new programs provide educational and nonprofit institutions with full access to Revolution R Enterprise (RRE), the company’s flagship Big Data predictive analytics software, for a yearly licensing fee of $999, which includes a license for unlimited users and general support. Read More »

Splunk and Internet2 Join Forces To Deliver Operational Intelligence

Splunk Inc., provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Internet2 announced a strategic agreement to bring Splunk software to hundreds of potential new higher-education customers. The agreement enables member universities to deploy Splunk® Enterprise with a pre-negotiated contract and subscription pricing. Read More »

San Bernardino Community College District Selects BlackboardPay

San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) has selected Blackboard to automate the delivery of financial aid, student payroll, and other forms of student credit balances. By using BlackboardPay™, SBCCD expects to save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year through increased administrative speed and efficiency, while offering all students a secure and reliable way to manage their money. Read More »

Western Governors University Named Partner in 100Kin10

Western Governors University has been named a partner in 100Kin10, a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. The nonprofit, online university joins nearly 200 100Kin10 partners unified by a single, ambitious goal... Read More »

Blackboard Introduces Plans for New Online Bookstore

Blackboard Inc. today announced plans to introduce an online bookstore in an effort to simplify the process for students to purchase assigned course materials. The company is kicking off the initiative with limited trials this spring with select postsecondary institutions and planning on a full launch this summer. Read More »