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Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides, and Quality Assurance

At the American Public University System, creating an online library course guide for every course the university offers (now numbering over 1,800) is just a first step. It's the application of metrics and data analysis for a higher level of quality assurance that will sustain the program into the future.

lynda.com Buys Multi-Language Online Training Company

Online training company lynda.com has expanded its line-up of videos in other languages with the purchase of video2brain, a European company with a team in the United States that provides online video training in German, French, Spanish, and English.

Online Lessons from EasyBib Teach Students Research Writing Skills

A company that offers free and low-cost versions of bibliography and citation generation software has launched a Web-based service for teaching students how to research and write research papers.

Ed Map, AcademicPub Partner on Custom Materials

Course materials manager Ed Map has inked a deal to partner with digital and print custom-content textbook publisher AcademicPub, including the integration of the AcademicPub aggregation platform with Ed Map's OpenVue materials management technology.

SoftChalk Cloud Goes Mobile, Expands LMS Integration

SoftChalk has added iPad and Android compatibility and greater learning management system integration to the newest version of SoftChalk Cloud, its cross-platform learning object repository and content authoring platform.



Turnitin Launches Teaching Tool to Evaluate Online Sources

Turnitin has released Source Educational Evaluation Rubric, an evaluation tool designed to help writing students determine the academic quality of the Internet sources cited in their research papers.

Credo To Add Financial Aid Information to Literati Services

Reference and information skills education provider Credo Reference has teamed up with Reference Service Press to include financial aid information in its family of software and services.

Credo Launches Information Skills Tool for Student Athletes

Online reference resource and informational skills company Credo Reference has released a new version of its Literati software specifically for student athletes.

The Taming of the MOOC--With ePortfolio Evidence

How ePortfolios can help "tame" the flood of openness and educational opportunity arising with MOOCs and other new modalities.

edX in the Community College: The MassBay Experience

During the Spring 2013 Semester, students at MassBay Community College will be able to take a three-credit hour course on Practical Python Programming that incorporates online course materials and instructional tools developed at MIT and made available through edX. Through its partnership with edX, MassBay will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.

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