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Wiley Launches Adaptive Calculus Courseware Built on Knewton Alta

Last year, Wiley acquired Knewton. Now the company has announced the first curriculum to be built on Alta, Knewton's adaptive technology, since the acquisition.

Florida Tackles Textbook Affordability with OER Partnership

Last year, the State University System of Florida embarked on an "action plan" to give students "access to quality and affordable textbooks and other instructional materials, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success in higher education." The system has partnered with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide course materials within its textbook affordability mandate.

Adding Escape Rooms to Your Online Course

A virtual version of the escape room concept is engaging students at Northampton Community College. Here's how the setup works.

OER in Oregon Shrinks Cost of Course Materials by Three-Quarters

A recently released study showed that an investment by the state of Oregon in promoting textbook affordability has led to a dramatic drop in the cost of course materials for transfer degrees.

Affordable Learning Georgia Releases Interactive OER Lab Manual

Two faculty members from the University of Georgia have developed a lab manual for anatomy and physiology and made it available as an open educational resource.

Gale to Bring Udemy Learning Content to Libraries

A partnership between Gale and Udemy is bringing learning video content from Udemy to public libraries. "Gale Presents: Udemy" will provide library patrons with access to 3,500 on-demand video courses in 75 different topics from Udemy's business collection.

Newrow Acquired by Kaltura

A company that has made a name for itself in lecture capture and web streaming has acquired another company that provides similar services.

Study: Many Faculty Still Don’t Know Where to Start with Textbook Affordability Issue

The vast majority (82 percent) of college and university faculty are responsible for selecting course materials for at least one of their courses, yet 35 percent in a recent survey said they don’t know where to start or what to do to reduce the cost of those materials.

Missed Opportunity in UNESCO's Recommendation on OER?

Even though UNESCO adopted a recommendation on OER, American open educational resources advocate David Wiley backed away from his initial support and recently referred to the final version of the work as "eviscerated."

VR Trends Include 3D Audio, More AI and Conversational Platforms

A new report covering trends in virtual reality has suggested that three-dimensional audio will begin appearing along with "conversational platforms" and the increased use of artificial intelligence.

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