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OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years

A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.

Eastern Michigan U Deploys Augmented Reality Sandbox

A professor at Eastern Michigan University is using an augmented reality sandbox to help students understand earth science concepts through interacting with simulated topography.

Hundreds of Colleges Tap Peer-to-Peer Marketplace for Study Materials

Students across more than 300 colleges and universities are sharing study materials through StudySoup, a marketplace where students can buy and sell class notes, guides, flashcards and more.

Students Receive Free Access to Developer Tools

Embarcadero Technologies has opened up its software development tools to publicly funded higher ed institutions and high schools.

MindTap Mobile App Offers Offline E-Reader Capabilities

Cengage Learning added additional features to its MindTap Mobile app, including the ability to download textbooks onto smartphones in 10 seconds or less.



New Series Serves up Literature in Infographic Form

Online learning platform Course Hero is turning great works of literature into the visual representation of text and data known as the infographic.

Students Delay Getting Course Material, Face Poorer Grades

More than seven in 10 students (72 percent) wait until a new course has started before they invest in course material. Another 27 percent never buy the course material at all. These results come from a survey done in May 2016 of 500 currently enrolled college students by Wakefield Research on behalf of VitalSource.

Shakespeare's Globe Archive Undergoeth Digitization

London's Shakespeare's Globe is working with Adam Matthew Digital to convert its scholarly resources into digital content.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and BenchPrep Release CliffsNotes TestPrep

A new, subscription-based digital learning solution from HMH and BenchPrep provides interactive instruction, customized curriculum and progress management tools for select subjects.

HTC Vive Unveils New Catalog of VR Content

The Viveport platform expands HTC Vive’s application inventory and will include virtual reality content related to education.

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