The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University have launched a massive open online course for educators called Digital Learning Transition, which is designed to help school district leaders develop a set of digital learning goals and strategies to meet the needs of their students.
NComputing has updated its vSpace Desktop and Application Virtualization Platform with new versions of vSpace Server and vSpace Management Center and the introduction of two new support and subscription programs.
Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances.
Clemson University has recently decided to implement additional workforce management tools in an effort to increase employee productivity, decrease costs, and minimize risks associated with compliance.
The University of Oregon has adopted new research management software in an effort to increase safety, improve efficiency, and ensure compliance.
OpenStax College will launch a pilot for its two new biology textbooks--for majors and nonmajors--this fall.
Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.
Serials Solutions has released a new version of its digital library portal with new discovery features and interface to help in academic research.
A new Web service helps students raise money to cover some of their college expenses. Angeldorm provides a means for students to set up personal profiles (called a "dorm") with photos, information about the schools and majors, and other details they choose to share. Then they use their social networks to get the word out to family members and friends that they're drumming up contributions.
Georgia Tech Online, the university's distance learning operation, is using a new PESA Cheetah 288XE digital video router as part of an upgrade to HD production for its online professional education courses.