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EBSCO Invests in 2 Innovative Research Platforms

Library research provider EBSCO Information Services has invested in two innovative open access research-oriented companies. The first, Code Ocean, is a cloud-based "computational reproducibility" application that lets researchers and developers create, share, discover and run scientific code. The second, protocols.io, is a service for academic and industry researchers to record and share detailed up-to-date methods for research.

Wiley Launches Adaptive Calculus Courseware Built on Knewton Alta

Last year, Wiley acquired Knewton. Now the company has announced the first curriculum to be built on Alta, Knewton's adaptive technology, since the acquisition.

Florida Tackles Textbook Affordability with OER Partnership

Last year, the State University System of Florida embarked on an "action plan" to give students "access to quality and affordable textbooks and other instructional materials, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success in higher education." The system has partnered with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide course materials within its textbook affordability mandate.

PlayVS Makes Foray into College Esports

PlayVS and Epic Games have teamed up to launch a Fortnite esports league for college and high school players.



New Data Literacy Institute Will Help Institutions Harness Data for Student Success

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association for Institutional Research are teaming up for a pilot that will provide data literacy training to APLU member campuses.

ACE Receives ED Funds to Explore Blockchain's Potential

The American Council on Education is exploring the use of blockchain in education with a new initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

$1.1 Million in ED Grants Available to Ed Tech Companies

The U.S. Department of Education has $1.1 million in grants available to for-profit ed tech companies.

Esports Explodes on Campus in Time for Fall 2020 Play

New esports teams and playing spaces have been announced by a dozen colleges and universities around the country in the last month.

Post U Adds Second EPL Line and IPTV

Post University has wrapped up its latest network upgrade. The work at the Connecticut university involved deploying a second Ethernet Private Line and streaming television.

OER in Oregon Shrinks Cost of Course Materials by Three-Quarters

A recently released study showed that an investment by the state of Oregon in promoting textbook affordability has led to a dramatic drop in the cost of course materials for transfer degrees.

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