Pioneer-developer Ali Jafari's foundational work on LMS platforms has, for nearly two decades, found its place among the world's most successful learning management systems. But Jafari's more recent designs have taken a distinct turn towards more social, networked, and engaging learning environments.
With the sale of its interests in the Financial Times and The Economist, Pearson is doubling down in its primary business: education. In this interview, North America President Don Kilburn lays out just what the company is focused on right now.
At South Mountain Community College, a homegrown Learner Support System gathers data on students' usage of campus resources, streamlining the tutoring process and improving outcomes.
Florida's Hillsborough Community College has adopted a digital test prep service for use in an outreach program designed to help economically disadvantaged middle and high school students pursue college educations.
Texas Christian University has partnered with a mobile advertising platform provider in an effort to support various campus activities and initiatives.
This fall, students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will save some cash by shopping for textbooks online via the new UWM Virtual Bookstore.
The Open Textbook Network will hold a first Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota to encourage faculty to use open textbooks in their courses.
Recently, Unizin acquired Courseload to add employees and technology to its university-funded efforts to build the tools for managing all aspects of digital teaching and learning.
WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.
At the American Public University System, a successful project to update a traditional, peer-reviewed scholarly journal with rich media and interactive elements has inspired a new initiative: APUS is building out state-of-the-art course applications to accompany its traditional LMS-based courses.