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Pearson Inks First Deal with Chegg for Textbook Rental Pilot

After announcing plans for a textbook rental pilot in January, Pearson has signed a deal with Chegg to make 50 high-volume titles available through the latter company via a rental-only model.

STEM Camps for 8-12 Graders Offered at Rice University

Rice University’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity will offer summer camps for middle and high school students aimed at increasing their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as future careers. The camps are targeting underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

Report: 92 Percent of Coding Bootcamp Students Graduate On Time

The Council on Integrity Results Reporting (CIRR) last week released its first set of outcomes for students who attended an accelerated computer science program, or "coding bootcamp," during the first half of 2016.

Hackers are Attacking Word Users with Microsoft Office Zero-Day Vulnerability

Hackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully patched computers, according to tech news and analysis site ZDNet.

IT Takes a Village: Getting a "Seat at the Table" is Not Enough

Dominican University's vice president for information technology talks about the changing role of IT at her institution and how forming partnerships at many levels, both internal and external, is the real key to success.

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.

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