Learning Resources


McGraw-Hill Education Launches Adaptive Learning Product Suite for Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a new suite of adaptive learning products for higher education at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.

edX in the Community College: The MassBay Experience

During the Spring 2013 Semester, students at MassBay Community College will be able to take a three-credit hour course on Practical Python Programming that incorporates online course materials and instructional tools developed at MIT and made available through edX. Through its partnership with edX, MassBay will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.

Gale Adds More National Geographic Content to Virtual Library

Instructors, librarians, students, and researchers will have access to a new collection of books, articles, videos, maps, and other resources culled from the collection of National Geographic.

McGraw Hill Higher Education Partners with Ancile Solutions

McGraw-Hill Higher Education has partnered with Ancile Solutions, a developer of learning and performance software solutions, to provide new online, interactive education products to McGraw-Hill Higher Education customers through McGraw-Hill Connect, the company's digital teaching and learning environment.

Eleutian Turns to Oxford Content for English Language Courses

Oxford University Press, a department of the university, will be releasing a new English language teaching service for delivering daily lessons through videoconferencing.



Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College

The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.

Education Portal Claims a Million Students for Free Online CLEP Prep Courses

A company that offers free video courses to help students prepare for exams that will earn them college credit claimed that it had reached a million students in its first year of operation.

TED Teams with Wiley on Free Instructional Materials

Instructors have a new free resource to help them integrate content from TED talks into their courses.

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.