Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.
A new 3,000-square-foot MakerBot Innovation Lab at Florida International University's College of Architecture + The Arts will soon support innovation and entrepreneurship both for students and the local community.
As part of a major AV expansion project, Southern Cross University in Australia has expanded its Sonic Foundry Mediasite lecture capture deployment to all classrooms across its three campuses.
Autodesk will make the Autodesk Design Academy, a collection of curriculum resources, available through iTunes U.
The new features, designed to facilitate communication between teachers and students, are all available now.
Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban — at least some of them.
The Brightspace Pulse app can deliver course information to students in real time, freeing teachers from the responsibility of "reminding" instead of teaching.
Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.
OpenStax College, the Rice University-based publisher of free, peer-reviewed textbooks, has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to produce a new introductory microbiology textbook.