Taskstream, a provider of assessment and e-portfolio technology for higher education, has introduced a new assessment tool called Aqua.
Open educational resources free students and faculty from the tyranny of the textbook. Here's how to encourage large-scale adoption.
Blackboard has improved accessibility functionality for its online collaboration application.
Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Weekend Program at Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy take advantage of recorded lectures to study for their courses.
D2L has unveiled the Autumn15 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes a variety of new analytics features and reports.
A university in Scotland has licensed new technology to support in-class voting.
A bill introduced in the United States Senate this month would encourage colleges and universities to try out open educational resources (OER) by funding pilot programs. One of the sponsors of Senate Bill 2176 was Al Franken, senator from the state of Minnesota, where the University of Minnesota's Center for Open Education recently announced that its Open Textbook Network has saved students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs.
The plan was first begun a year ago when the board created a task force to examine how the state could better meet workforce needs through online education and increase effectiveness while reducing costs.
Dell has launched a free version of its Statistica advanced analytics software for college students and professors in the United States.
Blackboard Learn is getting a cluster of new features and assuring its customers that the flagship software still matters even as the company pursues development of its next-generation software.