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Syracuse U's iSchool Adds Private Partner To Expand Online Programs

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University has tapped a private partner in an effort to strengthen its online graduate degree programs.

Using Data for Smart Choices: The Hobsons Acquisition of the PAR Framework

Hobsons announced its acquisition of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework this month, and the PAR team is already in Arlington for the onboarding process. CT spoke with Ellen Wagner, who is now Chief Research Officer for the PAR Framework and VP for Research at Hobsons; and Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons for their views on the acquisition.

Eduventures Publishes Report on Learning Management Systems

Blackboard excels in "playing well" with the enterprise resource planning and student information systems in a school but its ability to "scale seamlessly" is middling. D2L's Brightspace "integrates with (nearly) everything," but the product roadmap is little influenced by its customers' requests. The Canvas platform from Instructure "meets or exceeds" the core requirements from the "vast majority" of colleges and universities, but its training and support relies heavily on its own community of customers. Those are just a few of the findings from the 2016 report on learning management systems, published this week by education advisory firm Eduventures for its clients.

Move Your Labs Online

As more classes go online, schools need a workable approach for giving students access to high-demand software. Virtual desktops provide the answer.

Instructure and Echo360 To Get Tighter Integration for Student Activity Reporting

A company that synchronizes video and audio course presentations has committed to a deeper partnership with Instructure, which produces the Canvas learning management system.

Stanford's PERTS Taps Private Partner To Spread Growth Mindset

Stanford University's Project for Education research That Scales has partnered with ClassDojo in an effort to bring "growth mindset" to millions of students across the country.

New Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus Reflects on His First Weeks at the Helm

Ballhaus likes what he sees at the company he now leads, especially the breadth of its offerings and its capabilities.

Alternate Reality Gaming Spices Up Professional Development

Saint Leo University uses a game-based storyline to invigorate professional learning.

Utica College Offers Blended Learning Program through 'Super' Smart Classroom

Utica College in New York has built a "super" smart classroom at its Clark City Center location to support its blended Master's of Business Administration program.

Panasonic Intros Laser Projector for Education Market

Panasonic has introduced a new laser phosphor projector that officials believe will be most suitable for mid-sized classrooms with about 50 students.

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