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Online Courses Marketplace Launches Live, Affordable Tutoring Service

TakeLessons, an online marketplace for finding and vetting instructors, earlier this week introduced an affordable way for learners of all ages to receive live instruction from real teachers over the internet.

East Carolina U Taps Virtual, Mixed Reality to Instruct Future Teachers

East Carolina University has become the first of 17 campuses within the University of North Carolina system to use virtual and mixed reality to train future K–12 teachers.

Unizin Partners with Cengage to Offer Discounted Course Materials

Unizin and Cengage have partnered to make all of the latter's digital course offerings available to Unizin's member institutions.

Pearson to Lower Cost of E-Books, Textbooks

Publishing giant Pearson Education Wednesday announced it would reduce the prices of its e-book and textbook rentals.

Gale Releases Digital Archive from ACLU

The content in the archive covers the years between 1912 and 1990, with a focus on civil rights, race, children and women's rights, freedom of speech and due process.



STEM Company Launches Minecraft Adventure Course to Teach Python

BrainStorm STEM Education has launched Python Temple, a new course intended to teach students how to program using Minecraft and Python.

Ed Map, VitalSource Forge New Partnership to Expand Digital Content Offerings

The partnership will add VitalSource’s complete suite of offerings to Ed Map’s OPENVUE platform and its services, to expand course material offerings beyond eTextbooks.

MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database with Historic Maps

Currently, the contents will include about 5,000 items, but as the Library of Congress continues to digitize its map collections, the number of items shared will increase.

FIRE Launches Online First Amendment Library

Contents include a database of 900 Supreme Court cases dealing with First Amendment issues, which will expand as the court continues taking case.

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