The real value of IT in higher ed lies in its ability to support the institution's core mission--quickly and cost-effectively.
Northern Arizona University has chosen a proprietary learning platform over an open source competitor in an effort to reduce costs and management responsibilities for university staff.
Instructure has released a free mobile app for Apple's iOS that will facilitate communication among instructors and their students using Canvas, its Web-based learning management system.
Desire2Learn has unveiled a new release to its learning management platform, offering enhancements to streaming media delivery and new integration features supporting Google Apps for Education.
Three former University of Pennsylvania students have launched Coursekit, a free learning management system that emphasizes social networking for colleges and universities.
A Cleveland-based community college gave up on its in-house efforts to create a mobile app for its community and turned to Blackboard to handle the job.
Desire2Learn has struck a deal to make digital course materials from CourseSmart available to its learning management system customers as a new addition to its Partner Network.
Pearson LearningStudio has integrated Genius SIS to provide a Web-based student information system for customers.
Pearson has launched a new version of CourseConnect, its customizable online course library.
Blackboard has acquired CerBibo, a provider of higher education and K-12 online learning software and services in China. The move is designed to expand Blackboard's presence in Chinese education and to "simplify the process for bringing new products and investments to Chinese institutions."