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Study: More Underrepresented Students Rely on Social Media for College Search

Underrepresented student groups are more likely to rely on social media channels in their college search, according to a new report from Royall & Company, a division of EAB.

Purdue's Kaplan Purchase: Shoring Up the '21st-Century Land-Grant Mission'

Purdue University's next grand experiment is an effort to extend its reach among non-traditional students, jumpstart its online profile and transform its role in higher education.

6 Steps to a Successful LMS Implementation

Working together, Nathan Grundahl, Anne Larson and Michael Mades of Sun Prairie Area School District in Wisconsin developed a six-step process that the district used to map out its successful LMS implementation. Here’s how they did it.

Apple, Samsung Flat as Mobile Market Grows Beyond Expectations

Despite gloomier predictions, the mobile phone market grew 4.3 percent worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, with No. 1 Samsung and No. 2 Apple declining slightly in their overall share of the market as Chinese manufacturers surged upward.



Smart Sparrow Adds Learner Data Analytics

Adaptive learning company Smart Sparrow today launched new learner data analytics features for its learning design platform that provide real-time feedback on student progress and engagement.

New Platform Melds Course Content With College Credit Exam

The Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College and Cengage have come up with a new way for adult learners to earn college credit.

EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers

New edX programs, created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, are designed to build or advance critical skills for in-demand careers like software development and data science.

26 Effective Ways to Use Twitter For Teachers and Educators

For educators, Twitter can be a distraction or a gold mine of resources. The school management software company Fedena has put together a handy, helpful graphic that offers 26 effective ways to use Twitter for teachers and educators.

UC Irvine Races to Launch Space-Bound Rocket

The university received a $1 million gift from its partner Base11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator, to fund its Moonshot Initiative to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space.

VitalSource Content Studio Expands EPUB 3 Authoring Capabilities

VitalSource's interactive e-book authoring platform is gaining a few more features.

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