The number of public-private partnerships between institutions of higher education and service providers that manage online degree programs and pathways for international students will increase by double digits in 2016, according to new predictions from advisory firm Eduventures. Likewise, the company is forecasting that online proctoring will go mainstream in the new year. And as many as one in 10 colleges will be acquiring a new constituent relationship management (CRM) system over the next 12 months.
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A Web-based learning management system introduced earlier this year that allows instructors to deliver quizzes, courses and training online has been updated.
LMS maker Instructure and registration software maker GoSignMeUp will integrate systems to give one-stop service for professional development.
Real Time Cases, a company that publishes case studies of companies for undergraduate and graduate business classes, has added Uber to its roster of Real Time Partners.
Instructors are experimenting with the Flipboard news reader to present up-to-date course materials in a magazine-format mobile app.
Stanford University is moving to an online LMS as its campus-wide learning management system following a pilot launched last year.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recently launched a new competency-based Biomedical Sciences degree program delivered via iPad.
Sharp Electronics' imaging and information division has partnered with Blackboard, providing a paper-to-digital workflow for the Blackboard Learn learning management system.
Blackboard has partnered with VoiceThread in an effort to improve discussions between instructors and students with the use of video, voice and text comments.