BlackBoard Learn users can now access digital textbooks from their LMS, thanks to a new integrated platform from BlackBoard and Ingram.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will co-develop a new digital economics course with publisher McGraw-Hill Higher Education. The organizations described the all-digital offering as the first of its kind.
New note-taking app turns Android smartphone or tablet into virtual scratch pad.
Questia, an online research tool for students, has launched a new version of its free Questia Library app to make it compatible with the iPad.
Saylor Foundation has selected three college textbooks to be added to its lineup of free online courses through the Open Textbook Challenge. Each author will receive $20,000, and the textbooks are available through a creative commons license.
Udemy has launched the Faculty Project, a new Web site designed to offer free college-level learning to people from around the world.
Social-networking tools and learning analytics can help educators evaluate OERs.
Five universities will be test driving digital textbooks this spring using eText Pilot Trial Pack from Internet2, McGraw-Hill, and Courseload.
In May 2011, WCET announced the receipt of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to begin work on the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework. Now, a federated dataset has been created and PAR researchers have already begun to analyze the data, looking for variables affecting student performance and success. Here, WCET Executive Director Ellen Wagner comments on this milestone for the PAR Framework and on plans to expand the database to increase opportunities for sharing predictive analytics more widely.
A reference service that provides technical information has added a new subject area specifically covering computer hardware engineering.