Collaboration & Web 2.0


Virginia Community Colleges Providing Digital Courseware Systemwide at No Cost to Students

Students at all 23 member colleges of the Virginia Community College System have access to digital courseware at no cost, thanks to an agreement with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning.

First Wave of Carnegie Mellon Learning Tools Now Available

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

SAS Debuts New Education Offerings

Software analytics provider SAS is making a major investment in education through the launch of four new offerings that it says will enhance the learning experience.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton Assets

John Wiley & Sons today announced it will purchase the assets of adaptive learning company Knewton.

New CC Search Offers One-Stop Access to 300 Million Images

A new CC Search front end debuts this week. Developed by Creative Commons and a community of volunteer developers, the tool allows users to find and use some 300 million images from openly licensed and public domain works.



Cengage and McGraw-Hill Announce Merger

Learning content companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill are joining forces in a merger focused on providing more access to high-quality, affordable course materials and platforms.

NJ College Signs on for Unlimited Curriculum Service

Beginning this fall, Union County College students will have access to digital textbooks and other online course materials on the first day of class through an agreement the New Jersey college has signed with Cengage.

U Texas System Task Force Charged with Making College More Affordable

A new task force with provosts, library directors, faculty and students at the University of Texas System will spend the next year sorting out ways to make college more affordable.

Grossmont College OER Use Grows 1,700 Percent in 3 Years

California's Grossmont College has grown its use of open educational resources from six instructors in 2016 to about 100 this spring. To accelerate continued growth, recently the school also appointed two student interns to promote the use of O.E.R.

Austin CC Expands Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees

Austin Community College in Texas is expanding its use of open educational resources in a big way. The school is working on developing a zero-textbook-cost business degree, and last fall, the school launched two "Z-degree" programs: an associate of science in general studies and an associate of arts in general studies.

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