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Half of Online Students Would Not Opt for Live Courses

New research into the demographics of online college students found 50 percent of them would probably not choose to attend classes on a physical campus.

Penn State Launches Center for Research of Education Inequity

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

Thomas Edison State U to Expand OER Use with Outside Help

A public New Jersey university that caters to adults who want to finish their degrees is expanding its use of open educational resources with the help of an education technology company that provides services related to that.

Instructure Taps Barnes & Noble Education Analytics Tool

The companies have partnered to integrate an analytics tool within Instructure’s LMS to help support student outcomes and retention.



Arkansas Coding Academy to Boost Students' Job Skills in Computer Science

Students in Arkansas now can gain real-world skills in coding and computer science, thanks to a new partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Metova.

D2L Presents Brightspace Excellence Awards

D2L has selected the winners of the 2016 Brightspace Excellence Awards, including three Awards for Excellence, one Excellence in Integrations and Extensibility Award and one Excellence Award for Accessibility.

Stanford Debuts Online Communication Course for Teachers

Stanford University's Graduate School of Education has launched a new online course, Effective Conversation in the Classroom, designed to help educators learn to create rich and meaningful conversations in their classrooms.

Schoology Integrates Plagiarism Detection

The Schoology learning management system has been updated to integrate the Unplag plagiarism detection tool.

D2L Adds Virtual Classrooms to Brightspace

D2L has updated its learning management system, Brightspace, with integrated virtual classroom capabilities.

Liberty U Automates Procurement Processes

Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA, is moving from a collection of manual procurement processes to a new portfolio of spend management software programs.

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