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Barnes & Noble Ed Moves FirstDay Access to VitalSource

Two major players in the curriculum segment have signed on to work with each other. The platform produced by VitalSource for delivering digital curriculum will be used by Barnes & Noble Education for its BNC FirstDay access.

New Experiential Learning Toolkit Offers Resources for Learning by Doing

Three Canadian institutions have launched a new experiential learning website to serve as a free toolkit in helping college and university instructors implement EL in their courses.

Campuswire Update Streamlines Course Communications

Education technology company Campuswire has introduced updates to its course platform to address user requests. Version 3 sports a redesigned user interface, a "dark" mode and other changes.

Report Calls Online Program Managers 'Wolves in Sheep's Clothing'

A damning report from the Century Foundation calls into question the continuing use of for-profit companies to deliver online courses in public institutions, referring to the companies as "wolves in sheep's clothing."



2U Calls for Transparency in Online Program Management

Even as the Century Foundation was doing its best to damn the practices of online program managers that work with colleges and universities to deliver online courses and programs, OPM pioneer 2U sought proactively to counter the report's punch by calling for greater visibility in online program management with a new "Framework for Transparency."

More than Half of All U.S. Colleges and Universities Using OpenStax Textbooks

This year, 56 percent of all colleges and universities in the United States are using free textbooks from OpenStax in at least one course.

Los Angeles CCs Add Online Tutoring

Students in the Los Angeles Community College District now have access to online tutoring to augment on-campus tutoring services.

Atrium Debuts AI Offering to Speed Technology Adoption

Technology consulting company Atrium is utilizing artificial intelligence-based algorithms and monitoring tools to give higher education institutions the ability to choose the best technology solutions for their specific needs.

Many Student Success Initiatives Have No Impact on Retention

According to a recent analysis from Civitas Learning, only 60 percent of student success initiatives have a measurable positive impact on student persistence. That leaves a full 40 percent of initiatives having no impact whatsoever.

Nudging Works in CCs Among STEM Students

Does nudging students at key points in their college careers work or not? A recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economics suggested that nudging had no impact on massive groups of students. Yet, two organizations working to instill innovation in American education found big success in "nudging" strategies for STEM students within community colleges.

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