Coordinating a geographically dispersed student body that learns primarily online is just one of the key challenges that modern institutions of higher education are facing. With more education taking place online--and in some cases, all of that education happening on the Web--colleges are being forced to rethink their classroom and student management strategies.
Ocean County College in New Jersey is advancing its institutional goal to exploit the potential for distance learning.
Blackboard has released updates to Elluminate Live and Wimba Classroom, two software tools that make up its Collaborate suite.
Pearson Learning Solutions, which develops and markets the online learning management system LearningStudio and custom textbooks, will now be offering its customers Panopto's technology for recording and publishing lectures.
University ASPs can benefit both the host institution and smaller client colleges, but there's a cloud on the horizon.
Sooner than expected, a course system has been launched from Blackboard and McGraw-Hill Higher Education that blends course management from one company with content from the other.
Pearson has released an update to Equella, a digital repository for higher education and K-12. The latest release, version 5.0, gains new interface enhancements, as well as support for customizing dashboards and building portlets.
CourseSmart and Pearson eCollege have partnered to provide more than 20,000 electronic textbooks, custom products, and other digital materials through a single sign on.
Instructure, the relative unknown that swooped in last December and won learning management system business away from entrenched competitors at the Utah Education Network, has just finished a new round of financing that will help the company scale up its staffing.
ConnectYard is extending its reach into BlackBoard Learn through use of the latter company's Building Block technology. ConnectYard said its social channel communication functionality will now integrate with Learn 9.1's Announcements and Discussions sections.