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All California Community Colleges To Join InCommon Federation

Internet2 announced that the California Community College Chancellor's Office has signed an agreement that will lead to all 72 community college districts in the state of California joining the InCommon Federation. Supporting individual campus and system needs, participation in the federation enables a secure approach to access management for online resources internally throughout the system and to services provided over the internet. Read More »

Univ of Montana Becomes Internet2 100G Connector

The University of Montana (UM) is now home to a 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber connection as an Internet2 Network connector site in Missoula. The ultra-high-speed capability advances UM's research efforts and expands opportunities to support educational, research and health care institutions across the state. Read More »

Jenzabar Expands Technology Suite

Jenzabar, Inc. announced a new addition to its Student Success suite of technology and services designed specifically for higher education. The Jenzabar College Readiness Inventory is an online student survey and analysis tool that uncovers the hard-to-find non-cognitive factors impacting retention, persistence, and completion at a particular institution. Read More »

Toolwire Reports Acceleration in Game-based Learning Interest

Toolwire has experienced a surge of interest in game-based learning and an upswing in adoptions for its writing and environmental science games. Toolwire is seeing a growing interest in game-based learning among community colleges and public universities seeking to engage and retain students in foundational first-year courses. Read More »

Longsight and ShareStream Partner To Provide Video Platform Services

Longsight and ShareStream have entered into a partnership to collaborate more closely on supporting mutual clients. As part of the partnership, Longsight, which customizes, hosts and supports the Sakai learning management system, and ShareStream will work in tandem on supporting ShareStream’s Video Tool for Sakai. Read More »

PearsonResearch Report Recommends Best Practices for Assessment in CBE

The report, “Measuring Mastery: Best Practices for Assessment in Competency-Based Education,” released by Pearson, explains how sound assessment principles and lessons learned can be applied to CBE programs. It posit that CBE’s long-term viability hinges on the credibility of these programs’ credentials in the eyes of employers. That credibility, in turn, depends on the quality of the assessments used to determine who earns a credential. Read More »

Symplicity Unveils Apps To Improve Job Matching for Students and Recruiters

In an effort to streamline job recruitment for both recruiters and students, Symplicity today unveiled two new mobile applications – Careers by Symplicity, a strategic job-searching tool for students, and OneStop On Campus, an easy-to-use tool for recruiters that enhances their job fair experiences and outcomes. Read More »

Pearson’s Active Learning Efficacy Report

Pearson has released the report, Active Learning: Implementation Strategies for High Impact, which details the results following the implementation of four different models of learning: emporium/lab-based, blended/hybrid, flipped-classroom, and fully online. The report also provides compelling, data-supported research across a variety of disciplines. Read More »

Pexip® Showcases Virtual Collaboration, and Distance Learning Capabilities

Pexip®, a leading innovator in scalable, distributed videoconferencing software, today announced its participation at THETA 2015 with partner NEC. Held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Australia from May 11 - 13, THETA is one of the market's largest higher education events centered on promoting the technology partners and innovations that are transforming today's classroom experience. Read More »

Kaplan U Begins Offering Personalized Competency Reports

Kaplan University today announced that it has started providing its students with a personalized Competency Report. The report provides assessments of a student’s skill and knowledge demonstrated throughout his or her program(s) of study at the University. Read More »