Kaplan has acquired Grockit's social learning platform and test preparation assets. In related news, Grockit has changed its name to Learnist.
Following a pilot program to test a new learning management system, faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville have voted to stick with their existing LMS.
The Research Network allows people to find other individuals on campus studying similar topics and form their own groups to collaborate around specific subjects.
Liberty U's Dissertation Portal provides Ph.D. candidates with an individual secure site to post their progress and collaborate with peers.
Cost is the main reason why colleges and universities are shifting from paper to electronic textbooks, according to a new report from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Other motivating factors behind e-textbook adoption include availability, portability, functionality, and innovation.
Desire2Learn has integrated its newest acquisition, Wiggio, into Learning Suite, to enable students to more easily manage file sharing, group messaging, scheduling, and task management.
i>clicker is bringing its student response system to Android and iOS devices, as well as traditional laptops and desktops.
Moodle HQ has released minor updates to the open source learning management system Moodle. The latest updates (available for the 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches) fix security flaws and bugs and also include minor functionality enhancements.
At Union County College, an adaptive learning strategy helps college bound students prepare for success in college-credit bearing courses over the summer--potentially avoiding developmental ed courses when they enter college in the fall.
Atlas Learning has unveiled a free cloud-hosted interactive app that allows teachers to make slide decks available to students on any computer or device in real time. LiveSlide, which will be available in August, also provides interactive tools to engage students in the classroom.