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U Illinois Intros Online Foundation Courses Leading to Tech Master's

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has launched a new set of courses through Coursera that will help prepare non-technical people to tackle technical master's degrees.

Bb Learn Integration Simplifies Mediasite Video Work

Education technology company Sonic Foundry recently announced integration between its video platform and learning management system Blackboard Learn Ultra.

European Framework Offers Promise of Portable University Credentials

Recent reporting by Class Central shed light on a new initiative in Europe among MOOC providers and the universities they work with to launch a program for creating portable credentials for learners. The European MOOC Consortium announced its Common Microcredential Framework in April.

Rental Textbook Usage on the Rise as New/Used Pricing Flutters

Alongside a report from the National Association of College Stores on declining costs for course material, another source for tracking down college textbooks has released its own data, suggesting that textbook pricing isn't necessarily on the slide.

Cerego Debuts Smart Content Creation Tools for Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning platform Cerego is rolling out a new suite of "Create" tools that use natural language processing to streamline the process of creating adaptive learning content.

Austin Peay Tests Day One Access to E-Books

This summer, Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University is piloting a program to put textbooks in the hands of students from the first day of class.

Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement

In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement.

Report: Student Spending on College Course Materials in Decline

For the first time in a long time, combined spending over the academic year on course materials, technology and school supplies came in under $1,000, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College Stores.

Proctorio Adds New Plagiarism Detection Tools with Canvas Integration

Remote proctoring company Proctorio has added two plagiarism detection tools to its Learning Integrity Platform.

Blackboard Intros First Data Platform Release

Blackboard has introduced the Blackboard Reporting Stack Developer Tier, the first release on the Blackboard Data platform, which gives colleges and universities direct access to data sets to analyze their learning ecosystem and support institutional goals.

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