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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 »

Study Shows Classroom Design Is Key in Enrollment Decisions

Classrooms have a larger influence over prospective students' enrollment decisions than university provided amenities such as dining and fitness facilities, according to a new study commissioned by Steelcase Education Solutions. While campus admissions materials emphasize new athletic facilities and elaborate dining halls, this study shows that these are not the most important campus assets to prospects Read More »

New Adaptive Learning Program from MindEdge

MindEdge defines adaptive learning as learning that anticipates and meets the student's needs so that she or he learns more thoroughly. MindEdge’s adaptive learning plug-ins offer students diagnostic assessments that guide students through additional layers of content instruction which includes games, interactive exercises, video, and additional testing. The learning plug-ins cover each subject’s 20-30 most common pain points where students often struggle. Read More »

Web App Aims To Help Students Graduate on Time

As college costs soar nationwide, a Pittsburgh company has launched a new, first-of-its-kind web application that aims to help students become more self-aware, select the right classes and majors, manage their online reputations, graduate from college in four years, and start on fulfilling career paths. Read More »

Ellucian® Solution Enables Data Informed Decisions

Ellucian announced the general availability of Ellucian® Institutional Performance Management, the industry's first end-to-end action-based performance management solution. Increasing accountability pressures, and performance-based funding, are pushing institutions to elevate their data and business intelligence tools into actionable and traceable information that can improve outcomes. Read More »