Software developer Autodesk is expanding its certifications to secondary and post-secondary students through its new Autodesk academic certification program. The credential students earn is the same as the professional-level credential but is offered at an academic discount.
Test preparation company PowerScores' new Virtual LSAT Course will begin instruction in October for the Dec. 1 LSAT test. While PowerScore holds onsite test instruction, the online course offer students across the globe the chance to remotely prepare for the test from their homes or offices.
Blackboard this week debuted a new tool called SafeAssign, which is designed to eliminate plagiarism in student assignments. The service detects plagiarized works in student papers and delivers reports on such incidents through the Blackboard Learning System.
Any instructor who has had the experience Duncan describes can appreciate the idea of using clickers, or personal response devices, to gauge student participation and understanding.
The University of the West in Rosemead, CA is upgrading its administrative systems in order to grow enrollment and and fulfill new accreditation requirements. The upgrades include CampusVue Collegiate and CampusNet, two enterprise solutions from Campus Management in Boca Raton, FL.
Scantron has released an update to Class Climate, its course evaluation system designed for higher ed. The new version sports enhancements to performance, data analysis, and customization options, as well as other changes.
The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (GDTAE), which oversees the Technical College System of Georgia, said it plans to standardize on Scantron's Class Climate and eListen systems in order to standardize the surveys it conducts with students.
Campus Technology is seeking nominations through May 15 for its 2007 Innovators Awards for exemplary use of technology by colleges and universities and their vendor partners.
Secondary schools in New Zealand are beginning to certify their students' computing ability, in part to help their graduates compete better in the college environment, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Leading colleges and universities are looking for new ways to demonstrate their value to stakeholders, with learning outcomes emerging as a debated and desired endpoint.