No, it's not about forcing the little guys out of business! Calvin College Senior Instructional Designer Daniel Christian explains a strategy that, with the use of technology, he hopes would result in a 50 percent or more savings to students on a higher education.
This ambitious Duke University library project is attempting to build digital connections among classical texts no matter where or in what form they exist online. Along the way it also expects to change how students study the classics and "open a window on real life."
Khan Academy has added a new personal tutor feature designed to help students figure out where to start their lessons and to know when they have mastered the concepts.
CourseWorld, a non-profit initiative that relies solely on crowd-sourcing contributions from site users and freelance volunteers, has launched a free video library of educational videos focused entirely on arts and humanities materials.
A company with a platform that allows schools to compile reference collections and deliver them online to their students and faculty has just launched a set of new compilations that users can integrate with their digital libraries.
Education technology company Desire2Learn has acquired a startup with a program that enables instructors to personalize the selection of digital learning resources through an automated process.
Cambridge University Press and Knewton have partnered with the stated goal of improving the publishing company's next generation of digital English language teaching products.
Educational discovery company LearnBig has launched a Web site that lets students, parents, and teachers search educational content online.
Pearson has partnered with Knewton to add biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, finance, and accounting to its MyLab and Mastering line of adaptive learning tools.
The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) as a content hub and has contributed more than 250,000 items from its own digital library to the DPLA.