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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.

3 Ed Tech Trends Stuck on the Horizon (and Why)

It isn't often that forward-looking organizations take the time to look backwards too, but that's exactly what Educause has done in its latest Horizon Report. The association for IT professionals in higher education included a section in the report titled "Fail or Scale," which pulled out three technologies — adaptive learning, augmented and mixed reality and gaming and gamification — that have appeared in previous forecasts, to understand what's happened in the intervening years since they were predicted to have wide adoption.

6 Key Ed Tech Developments on the Horizon

From mobile learning to virtual assistants, these technologies are deemed by the latest Educause Horizon report to be "important to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in the future."

6 Biggest Trends Driving Ed Tech Adoption

The latest Educause Horizon Report identifies six trends expected to have a major impact on higher education both in the near future and in the long term.

6 Big Challenges Impeding Technology Adoption in Higher Ed

The latest Educause Horizon report names six major barriers to the innovation, adoption or scale of technology in higher education.



5 Ways to Promote Student Success in Online Learning

A new report from Strada Education Network offers key takeaways from last fall's Online Student Success Symposium, a two-day workshop focused on challenges, innovative practices and future opportunities in online learning.

Purdue Partners with Cisco, Lilly for Corporate Ed

Purdue University is expanding into the corporate learning realm with two new deals with Fortune 500 corporations Cisco Systems and Eli Lilly and Co. The institution worked with each company to create custom courses for their employees, with a focus on providing high-quality content in a flexible online format.

Colorado State Pilot Tests Connecting Remote and In-Class Students

Colorado State University's College of Business has set up a pilot for what it calls a first for a business school: a blended classroom that connects on-campus and remote students in real time. The approach uses technology from mashme.io for live connectivity and collaboration.

University of Wisconsin Adds Tech Bootcamp as Continuing Ed

A Wisconsin university has signed on with an online bootcamp to provide crash courses in in-demand tech skills to address the state's job training needs. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education is working with coding school Thinkful on the initiative.

Virtual Bookstore to Save Goucher College Students Up to 70 Percent on Textbooks

This fall, students at Goucher College can save up to 70 percent off publisher list textbook prices thanks to the institution's partnership with eCampus.com.

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