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Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to Save Students $5 Million Annually

To combat the steep prices of traditional textbooks, Governor Gina Raimondo launched the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, which plans to save students $5 million each year.

Google Translate Update Reduces Errors Up to 85 Percent

The language conversion tool now utilizes the new Google Neural Machine Translation system, which provides more accurate and speedy translations. Google Translate has launched the system for Chinese to English conversations and plans to roll out the system for other languages in the coming months.

Flipped Initiative Debuts First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

4 Cornell Digitization Projects Win Grants

Four digitization projects at Cornell University have won grants worth around $5,000 each from Cornell's Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences.

Cengage Learning Acquires WebAssign

The education and technology company has acquired WebAssign, a provider of digital learning solutions for higher education, in an effort to strengthen Cengage’s market position by offering three additional platforms in science, technology and math.

A Foundation, a Company, and an Enduring Community at Kuali Days 2016

While the conference and the community that developed the original software and pioneered the Kuali movement have been active for more than 12 years, it's been only two years since the advent of Kuali as a new company — now, the software is being developed and offered through a separate, for profit entity. The Kuali Foundation's executive director tells CT how a foundation, a company, and old and new customers thrive and complement each other.

EBSCO Debuts Content Management System for Libraries

EBSCO Information Services has launched Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries, and Stacks Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices.

Digital Textbook Codes As Costly As Traditional Course Materials

Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

NEC Debuts LED Displays Designed for Long-Distance Viewing

NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new line of direct-view LED displays designed to be easily viewed from long distances, making them suitable for outdoor signage on building exteriors and indoors in large auditoriums or lecture halls.

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