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Noodle Launches Lifelong Learning Platform

Online education company Noodle has introduced a new platform to help universities engage their students in lifelong learning programs.

UC Merced Cutting Cord to Legacy Financial Systems with Use of Oracle Cloud Apps

In 2019, the University of California Merced kicked off an initiative intended to replace its existing legacy finance applications with a new Oracle Cloud application. And as of earlier this year, Merced has gone live with what it calls "Alpha Financials."

Virtual Ed Platform Adds Integration with Canvas

InSpace, a new virtual education platform that allows students and instructors to interact online much like they would in physical spaces, has announced integration with Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

Chromebook Market Surging

The adoption of Chromebooks appears to be outpacing the growth surge predicted for the year. In the second quarter, Chromebook shipments grew 68.6 percent — and that wasn't even the best quarter of the last three quarters.



Tablet Market Sees Modest Growth as Apple Maintains Lead

According to a new preliminary report from market research firm IDC, shipments of tablets reached 40.5 million units in the second quarter of 2021, up 4.2 percent over the same period last year.

Alabama Community College System Expands Canvas Use with New Tools

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has signed a three-year deal with Instructure extending its use of the Canvas learning management system for 12 of its colleges.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Shifts to Fully Online Bookstore

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is launching a new online bookstore in an effort to reduce textbook costs and increase the accessibility of course content.

Tulsa CC Program Aims to Expand and Diversify IT Workforce

Tulsa Community College (TCC) is teaming up with the CompTIA Apprenticeships for Tech program in an effort to increase the number of skilled information technology workers in Oklahoma and expand IT career opportunities to underrepresented populations.

Universities Partner on Industry-Focused Research Center

With the goal of boosting engineering research in the United States, Oakland University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville have joined forces to build a collaborative research center focused on composite and hybrid materials interfacing.

Adobe Launches Free Analytics Curriculum for Higher Ed

Through a new Adobe program, colleges and universities can now access the Adobe Analytics platform for free along with course materials aimed at advancing digital literacy in higher education.