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California State University System Streamlines OER Adoption for Faculty and Students

Through a new partnership with VitalSource, faculty and students within the CSU system will be able to access CSU-created OER materials and other digital content on the VitalSource Bookshelf Platform.

Nitro Introduces Student Loan Affordability Calculator

The NitroScore online calculator ranks college and major choices based on a student’s predicted ability to repay student loans after graduation. Families can compare schools, financial aid offers and majors to find an affordable option.

MIT Brings Free Science and Math Video Lessons to Charter High Schoolers

The agreement with Atlantis Charter School is the first of its kind for the "Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies" or BLOSSOMS program. While other schools have used BLOSSOMS on an ad hoc basis, the latest arrangement will include professional development starting this month for teachers to help them improve their STEM instructional practices.

Indiana U Students Save $3.5 Million Through Digital Textbook Program

Indiana University is out with a numbers update for its eText initiative that delivers digital course materials to students: eText has grown 56 percent over the previous academic year and saved students $3.5 million to date.

McGraw-Hill Connect Gets D2L Brightspace Integration

D2L's Brightspace LMS now has direct integration with McGraw-Hill's homework management and e-learning tool, Connect.

Podcast Series Explores Impact of OER

A new podcast series examines all things open educational resources (OER) — from the changing role of content in the classroom to how OER is being used in courses and its impact on students.

The Hidden Costs of Active Learning

Flipped and active learning truly are a better way for students to learn, but they also may be a fast track to instructor burnout.

3 Keys to Introducing Virtual Reality in E-Learning Courses

Virtual reality (VR) has found its way into the educational space, and by all indications, it’s here to stay. Since VR glasses can be obtained for as low as $10 apiece, cost is becoming less of an issue. Here are three guidelines toward introducing VR in e-learning courses.

Report: AI and IoT to Change Academic and Research Libraries in Years to Come

The latest NMC Horizon Report spotlights technology-driven changes that will impact academic libraries in the near future, along with obstacles that stand in their way.

Gates Foundation Podcast to Explore Student Success

A new podcast from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will highlight the changing profile of today's college student and the ways higher education must evolve to support student success.

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