In a Q&A with Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems, we explore how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.
BenchPrep, a developer of online and mobile courses, is now offering 40 video courses in software training, math, science, and business.
In an effort to expand their global reach, the Smithsonian Institution has launched a licensing agreement with educational publisher Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to deliver digital content to libraries and classrooms.
In an effort to help improve outcomes for their athletes, two universities have adopted a new suite that brings research tools and academic services to students with busy travel schedules.
At the American Public University System, creating an online library course guide for every course the university offers (now numbering over 1,800) is just a first step. It's the application of metrics and data analysis for a higher level of quality assurance that will sustain the program into the future.
A company that offers free and low-cost versions of bibliography and citation generation software has launched a Web-based service for teaching students how to research and write research papers.
Online training company lynda.com has expanded its line-up of videos in other languages with the purchase of video2brain, a European company with a team in the United States that provides online video training in German, French, Spanish, and English.
Course materials manager Ed Map has inked a deal to partner with digital and print custom-content textbook publisher AcademicPub, including the integration of the AcademicPub aggregation platform with Ed Map's OpenVue materials management technology.
SoftChalk has added iPad and Android compatibility and greater learning management system integration to the newest version of SoftChalk Cloud, its cross-platform learning object repository and content authoring platform.
Turnitin has released Source Educational Evaluation Rubric, an evaluation tool designed to help writing students determine the academic quality of the Internet sources cited in their research papers.