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Fully Online Courses Are No. 1 Requirement for Many Working Learners

A recent report from child care and education benefits company Bright Horizons found that four out of five working learners do some of their learning online, and more than half are enrolled in courses that are entirely online.

Pearson Acquires Lumerit to Grow Accelerated Pathways Business

Pearson has announced the acquisition of Lumerit Education, an ed tech company that uses data analytics to match learners to academic programs and helps them earn the right credits for their desired degree path.

Nearpod Takes K-12 Student Engagement Software into Higher Ed

Nearpod, which produces education technology for K-12, is redesigning its flagship service for use in higher education classrooms too.

Students Rate College Success Tools, WiFi High; Accessibility Efforts Low

If schools were wondering whether student success tools are worth the investment, a survey among students by Educause has put the question to rest. Students rated degree audit tools that show the degree requirements completed as the most useful (ranked by 80 percent of respondents as "very" or "extremely" useful).

Improving Online Teaching Through Training and Support

Kapi'olani Community College instituted comprehensive training to help faculty design, develop and assess online courses — including supportive incentives to make sure instructors can successfully complete the program.



Libraries Lead in OER Work on Campus

A recent report from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition covering the open educational resource activities at 132 colleges and universities found that library departments — and particularly, departments that handle scholarly communication — lead the way with OER on campus.

Casio Updates Free Online Calculator

Casio is adding new features into ClassPad.net, giving students access to a virtual protractor and compass tool, the ability to create grids and incorporate real world-images in geography.

Bellevue College Launches Software Coding Series Focused on Workforce Development

A new software coding program at Bellevue College aims to build students' tech skills for technology jobs in the software development field. The institution's Continuing Education division partnered with coding education company Coding Dojo to create the new line of accelerated education courses, beginning with a 12-week program in Python development.

U Texas Arlington to Invest $500,000 in OER Grants This Year

The University of Texas at Arlington is investing half a million dollars this year in funding for projects using open educational resources. That's the largest award by any public academic institution in the state specifically to support OER usage, according to the school.

Quizlet Adds Mobile Studying Features

The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.

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