Through a major interior renovation completed just over a year ago, the University of Denver transformed its existing main library, Penrose, into the new Anderson Academic Commons. Rethinking the use of space has dramatically changed the nature of services and the user experience, allowing DU to focus on building community.
Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.
Lamar University has adopted a new discovery service in an effort to discourage students from using Google for research.
Tripwire is pursuing a new initiative to help attract more students to the cybersecurity field.
Students expect universities to be more accessible, flexible and focused on jobs, according to a new survey commissioned by Laureate International Universities and compiled by Zogby Analytics.
Desire2Learn will integrate Atomic Learning's technology training resources into its learning management system.
At Chattanooga State Community College, campus leaders charged with a new e-portfolio program implementation demonstrated an exceptional gift: the ability to identify pockets of interest on campus and turn them into a driving force. After a modest, one-year pilot of 200 users, campus leaders watched a full, campus wide implementation grow to 2,300 student, faculty, and staff e-portfolios in its first year.
Missouri State University (MSU) has implemented a flipped classroom model for its Introductory Psychology course, resulting in dramatic improvements in student learning outcomes and course completion rates.
Elsevier has launched a mobile-optimized version of ScienceDirect, its full-text scientific database.
Cengage Learning has partnered with Matchpoint Careers to become the exclusive agent to market and sell Matchpoint's Career Positioning System (CPS) to higher education institutions.