Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is providing all of its students, faculty, and staff with accounts for cloud communication and collaboration tools using Microsoft's Live@edu.
Cengage Learning and Blackboard have partnered in an effort to give instructors and students more streamlined access to Cengage Learning's digital learning solutions and core curriculum materials through the Blackboard Learn learning management system.
EdgeWave has added iPrism Social Media Security, a service designed to monitor and control social media interactions, to iPrism Web Security 7.1.
Educational software vendor Jenzabar and online syllabus management provider Intellidemia have joined forces to develop a collaborative solution designed to help schools streamline administrative processes and centrally manage syllabi in a more collaborative academic community between educators and students.
Thrust into online learning at scale in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina--a disaster that put 45 percent of its physical campus out of commission--New Orleans-based Delgado Community College experienced the aftershock of realizing that many of its students were not "online ready." Success rates--and therefore retention and completion rates--suffered just because of a student skills gap in online education. A self-guided online learning module, DORM, has made a big difference even as a doubling of enrollment since 2006 has put further pressure on available classroom space.
Trivantis has released ReviewLink 1.0, an online tool provided in Lectora Inspire and Publisher to share and review course materials with colleagues before publishing.
A new iPad app feature tied in to Facebook is designed to help students with ADHD combat procrastination and stay on task.
A redesign of Golden Gate University's Web site home page now ties the California institution's various programs in with social media conversations.
Altius Education has launched a developer preview of Helix, an online learning environment designed to personalize higher education.
Blackboard has added both an open enrollment option and mobile support for its CourseSites cloud-based course option.