EdNET Insight - Higher Ed Market Headlines http://www.ednetinsight.com en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Central by Imulus (http://imulus.com) info@ednetinsight.com UC Davis Improves Affordability Through Digital Delivery of Course Materials http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/uc-davis-improves-affordability-through-digital-delivery-of-course-materials.html Pearson lauded the University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) for the institution's award-winning Inclusive Access initiative that has saved students $3.4 million in course materials expenses over the last two years. The pioneering approach to digital distribution of course materials and reducing student expenses was designed in partnership with Pearson through the company's Digital Direct Access (DDA) model, as well as other digital content providers. ]]> Monday, September 19, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/uc-davis-improves-affordability-through-digital-delivery-of-course-materials.html Pearson, Follett Partner To Offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access Model http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/pearson--follett-partner-to-offer-pearson-s-digital-direct-access-model.html Pearson and Follett Higher Education Group announced an agreement to offer Pearson's Digital Direct Access (DDA) model to Follett's college partners and 1,200+ campus bookstores nationwide. This collaboration provides institutions with a scalable, sustainable model to deliver Pearson's digital content such as e-textbooks, MyLab™ and Mastering™ to students on the first day of class. ]]> Tuesday, September 13, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/pearson--follett-partner-to-offer-pearson-s-digital-direct-access-model.html East Central University's New Pitsco Maker Space Lab http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/east-central-university-s-new-pitsco-maker-space-lab.html A Pitsco Maker Space Lab in a college's education department is an ideal setting for workshops, courses, and in-service events where veteran teachers and preservice teachers alike can grow confident in setting up and facilitating a makerspace. ]]> Wednesday, September 07, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/east-central-university-s-new-pitsco-maker-space-lab.html Qualcomm and Virginia Tech Open Thinkabit Lab http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/qualcomm-and-virginia-tech-open-thinkabit-lab.html Qualcomm Incorporated and Virginia Tech begin a multi-year collaboration this fall with the launch of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church. The Thinkabit Lab experience offers both teachers and students an engaging learning environment—part lab, makerspace and classroom—to foster creativity, collaboration and the critical skills necessary for the 21st century. ]]> Tuesday, September 06, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/qualcomm-and-virginia-tech-open-thinkabit-lab.html Lone Star College-Tomball Reports Improvements Through Pearson's GRIT™ Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/lone-star-college-tomball-reports-improvements-through-pearson-s-grit--program.html Pearson and Lone Star College-Tomball announced the results of a newly released case study, based on the institution's "GRIT, Growth, Greatness" (G3) college-wide initiative, including the Student Success online and on-campus course. The Pearson GRIT Program was established last year in collaboration with PEAK Learning, Inc. ]]> Wednesday, August 31, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/lone-star-college-tomball-reports-improvements-through-pearson-s-grit--program.html Collabco Launches myday Personalized Academic Organizer http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/collabco-launches-myday-personalized-academic-organizer.html myday is a personalized academic organizer that provides schools and universities with a customized app-enabled student portal that keeps students involved and organized. The intuitive platform incorporates data from a school's LMS system and student information system, as well as things like laundry scheduling and bus routes, low balances, and push notifications to help make a student's experience a positive one. ]]> Monday, August 29, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/collabco-launches-myday-personalized-academic-organizer.html Quality Matters To Serve as Quality Assurance Entity on EQUIP Project http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/quality-matters-to-serve-as-quality-assurance-entity-on-equip-project.html Quality Matters (QM), an organization known for its quality assurance work in online education, will serve as the Quality Assurance Entity (QAE) for a partnership between Thomas Edison State University (TESU) and Study.com selected by the Department of Education for the experimental sites initiative Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP). ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/quality-matters-to-serve-as-quality-assurance-entity-on-equip-project.html Kentucky State University Partners with Pearson http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/kentucky-state-university-partners-with-pearson.html Pearson announced its partnership with Kentucky State University (KSU) to launch Digital Direct Access, an industry leading model which digitally delivers high-quality course materials to students. The significant cost savings of this program has enabled KSU to announce that every student will receive a scholarship covering the full cost of digital course materials, beginning in the fall 2016 semester. ]]> Thursday, August 11, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/kentucky-state-university-partners-with-pearson.html Barnes & Noble Education Extends Relationship with OpenStax http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/barnes---noble-education-extends-relationship-with-openstax.html Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses announced it will extend its current relationship with OpenStax, a Rice University-based nonprofit that makes college more accessible for students. Together, the companies will provide greater access to quality, cost-effective course materials and advanced digital solutions. ]]> Tuesday, August 09, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/barnes---noble-education-extends-relationship-with-openstax.html SIU Selects OneCampus from rSmart http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/siu-selects-onecampus-from-rsmart.html Southern Illinois University Carbondale has selected OneCampus from rSmart, an Internet2 NET+ offering , to modernize the way students, faculty, and staff find and access campus services, information and applications from any device. OneCampus, a service discovery portal with lightweight technology designed to help schools move away from heavy, expensive, locally managed software, was selected by SIU to serve more than 22,000 students, faculty and staff. ]]> Thursday, August 04, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/siu-selects-onecampus-from-rsmart.html Pearson Writer, Now Integrated with Microsoft Word http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/pearson-writer--now-integrated-with-microsoft-word.html Pearson announced that it's expanding the power of digital technology to help students build strong writing skills. Now, Pearson Writer digital writing resources are integrated with Microsoft Word, providing students access to support for improving their writing skills. ]]> Monday, August 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/pearson-writer--now-integrated-with-microsoft-word.html Barnes & Noble Education and Instructure Partner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/barnes---noble-education-and-instructure-partner.html Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. and Instructure, Inc., a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company and creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS), today announced a partnership to align and share course and usage data across systems, which will empower higher education institutions to more efficiently and effectively improve student outcomes and retention. ]]> Tuesday, July 19, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/barnes---noble-education-and-instructure-partner.html NACUBO Report Signals Impending Turnover in College Business Offices http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/nacubo-report-signals-impending-turnover-in-college-business-offices.html A triennial report from the National Association of College and University Business Officers provides new insight into who is leading higher education business offices, how they’re advancing their institutions, and how many plan to retire in the next few years. ]]> Saturday, July 09, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/nacubo-report-signals-impending-turnover-in-college-business-offices.html Illume LaunchesDatabase of Teaching Materials http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/illume-launchesdatabase-of-teaching-materials.html Illume Learning announces the launch of its college course creation platform Illume, an end-to-end resource for professors to access materials that assist them in creating the best possible courses. Illume is designed to be a one-stop-shop, providing the most relevant materials and dramatically reducing the amount of time required to build or update a college course. ]]> Sunday, July 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/illume-launchesdatabase-of-teaching-materials.html 90% of Institutions Embrace Alternative Credentials http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/90--of-institutions-embrace-alternative-credentials.html A study released today by UPCEA (the University Professional and Continuing Education Association), Penn State and Pearson found widespread acceptance and use of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities. Leading the way are millennial students, who the study found are more likely to favor an educational reward system that is built around badging and certificates, rather than the traditional bachelor's degree. ]]> Sunday, July 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/90--of-institutions-embrace-alternative-credentials.html CA CC Makerspace Initiative http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/ca-cc-makerspace-initiative.html Sierra College has been selected by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Workforce and Economic Development Division, to be the fiscal agent and technical assistance provider for the INNOVATIONMAKER3 and STEM/STEAM Workforce Development grant, supporting the first statewide community college makerspace initiative of its kind in the nation ]]> Saturday, July 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/ca-cc-makerspace-initiative.html Nebraska Book, Sidewalk Partner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/nebraska-book--sidewalk-partner.html Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. and Sidewalk, a top provider of technology-enabled solutions within the same niche industry, today announced a new strategic partnership that will not only increase the affordability of course materials but also significantly improve the adoptions experience for independent college bookstores and campus faculty. ]]> Saturday, July 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/nebraska-book--sidewalk-partner.html Kaplan University Incorporates Gamification http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/kaplan-university-incorporates-gamification.html Kaplan University today announced that it has incorporated gamification into its career services network. Gamification applies game design elements to non-game activities to drive stronger student engagement. ]]> Wednesday, June 08, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/kaplan-university-incorporates-gamification.html More Than 30 Colleges and Universities Partner with Pearson http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/more-than-30-colleges-and-universities-partner-with-pearson.html Pearson announced partnerships with more than 30 colleges and universities to deliver digital course materials to students through a variety of delivery models, most working through campus bookstores. Through these digital delivery models, Pearson is collaborating with institutions that are committed to providing students with access to high-quality, affordable content on the first day of class ... ]]> Wednesday, June 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/more-than-30-colleges-and-universities-partner-with-pearson.html New Jenzabar Partnership Brings Online Presentation Platform http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/new-jenzabar-partnership-brings-online-presentation-platform.html Jenzabar®, Inc.announced a partnership with KnowledgeVision Systems, the leader in multimedia online presentation technology. The partnership brings a new presentation experience to higher education. Knovio® Pro by KnowledgeVision is a quick and easy way to create a video online presentation with a PowerPoint presentation deck and a webcam, microphone, or smartphone. ]]> Wednesday, June 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/higher-ed-market-headlines/new-jenzabar-partnership-brings-online-presentation-platform.html