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Academic Partnerships Acquires Curriculum Mapping Software

Online program management company Academic Partnerships has acquired Coursetune, a maker of curriculum mapping software that provides visualization tools for curriculum and course design.

Survey: Accessibility Challenges Persist as Hybrid and Online Learning Continues

With fully online or hybrid course formats still very much in play at colleges and universities around the world, accessibility issues remain a key challenge, according to a recent study.

AI-Powered Tutor Uses Google Cloud to Generate Learning Activities

In collaboration with Google Cloud, Walden University has created a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to help students review and master course concepts.

Creating an Innovation Space to Solve Real-World Problems

James Madison University's JMU X-Labs goes beyond making, encouraging students to tackle transdisciplinary challenges through collaboration, creativity and technology.

Follett Offloads K–12 Division

Follett has sold its K–12 content and software division to private investment firm Francisco Partners, which also owns Renaissance Learning, Discovery Education, Freckle, myON and Mystery Science. The Follett Higher Education Group will remain a part of the company.

The Future of Online Learning Is Flexible and Stackable

Over the past few years, online learning in higher education has gone through a period of disruptive change. Not only did the pandemic trigger a massive shift from in-person classes to online, but it also brought new models of hybrid learning to the forefront. And micro-credentials, programs certifying specific competencies that can stand alone or be applied toward a larger degree, have gained momentum as learners have needed to reskill and compete in an evolving workforce. To explore these trends and more, we spoke with Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, chief content officer at Coursera, about the state of online education, the future of the traditional four-year degree, and what universities should be doing to keep up with alternative credential pathways.

Cengage Expands Free Career Center Resources

Education technology company Cengage is adding more than 100 new employability modules within its Cengage Unlimited course materials subscription service.

Quizlet Explanations Walk Students Through Study Questions

A new offering from study tools platform Quizlet provides step-by-step guidance to assist students with problem sets from popular textbooks.

Survey: Adaptive Courseware Helped Improve Student Learning During Pandemic

In a fall 2020 survey of institutions piloting adaptive courseware in gateway courses, 96 percent of faculty agreed that the technology helped them improve student learning, and allowed them to better monitor student progress and hold individual students accountable for engaging in class.

Noodle Launches Lifelong Learning Platform

Online education company Noodle has introduced a new platform to help universities engage their students in lifelong learning programs.