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Merger of Jasig and Sakai Approved by Membership Vote; Intent To Form 'Apereo' by Early 2013

After more than two years of deliberation, the memberships of two of the highest-profile organizations producing open source software for the higher education marketplace have voted to go ahead with their long-considered merger. Sakai and Jasig will merge and become "Apereo" by early 2013.

Open Virtual World Scenarios Test Students on Ethical Decisions

Researchers at Iowa State University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania are creating a virtual world where science and engineering students can confront ethical issues in a virtual environment.

IT as a Change Agent in the Community College

As South Arkansas Community College CIO Tim Kirk considers strategies that will serve his institution well into the future, he naturally scans the horizon for trends in IT. Here, Kirk shares some thoughts about IT trends that will be particularly important for community colleges and explores opportunities for positive change.

12 Important Trends in the ePortfolio Industry for Education and for Learning

AAEEBL's President and CEO Trent Batson examines trends in the ePortfolio marketplace. Through a series of recent interviews with 14 companies that provide the technology, Batson identified key areas to watch as this fledgling market blends with other important technologies and begins to find some real maturity.

McGraw-Hill Quiz Tool Helps Student Focus on Core Concepts

McGraw-Hill Higher Education is making a digital study application previously marketed only to institutions and classes available directly to students.



Khan Academy Intros Free Programming Lessons

The Khan Academy has introduced a new computer science platform that teaches users the basics of programming by allowing them to manipulate code and see the effects of their changes side by side.

Indiana University To Test Drive Academic Social Network

IU's two-year pilot program will explore two new technologies that aim to drive learning and engagement.

Students Tell It Like It Is

Despite the proliferation of technologies on today's college campuses, students say there is still a disconnect between how they envision technology use in the classroom and the current reality. An all-student panel talked about ways to close the gap in a session at last month's Campus Technology 2012 conference.

Pearson Integrates MyLab/Mastering Within Blackboard LMS

As part of an ongoing collaborative effort Pearson has integrated its MyLab/Mastering learning solution within the Blackboard learning management system.

Free Digital Textbooks Funded Through Advertising

"We know the current pricing of textbooks is discouraging students from purchasing the mandatory reading, but we are changing that," said Thomas Buus Madsen, chief operations officer of Bookboon.com, a company that makes its digital textbooks available free to college students.