As colleges and universities accumulate more and more information from campus systems, researchers are looking for ways to turn big data into learning insights.
Code School, a company that provides learning resources for aspiring coders, has launched a free app for iOS devices.
The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.
A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.
The newest release of Starfish’s student retention software, its fifth version, features a streamlined interface as well as new ways for acting on data, online help for students, and options for making it easier to communicate with groups of students.
Even though support for the Angel learning management system will not officially end this month, plenty of institutions are apparently seeing the writing on the wall and jumping ship anyway. According to data compiled by Edutechnica.com, Angel has lost 39 institutional customers in the United States. During that same period Blackboard also lost 31 Blackboard Learn LMS customers. The only clear winner during the year has been Instructure, which gained 66 new institutional users, nearly making up the loss for the other two learning management systems (LMS).
Gale will add approximately 750 new books focused on STEM, healthcare and K-12 topics to its e-book platform, Gale Virtual Reference Library, as a result of signing four new publishers.
GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.
In the largest e-textbook program ever undertaken in the United Kingdom, Plymouth University is rolling out more than 30,000 e-textbooks to students institution-wide.
While early virtual reality was ahead of its time, Oculus VR just might push the technology into the mainstream -- particularly in higher education.