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SAS Debuts New Education Offerings

Software analytics provider SAS is making a major investment in education through the launch of four new offerings that it says will enhance the learning experience.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton Assets

John Wiley & Sons today announced it will purchase the assets of adaptive learning company Knewton.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 6, 2019)

Upcoming events include the International Conference on Learning Engineering, NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, and the W.C.E.T. Summit.

Overall 4- and 6-Year Grad Rates Tick Up

The latest reporting from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows a graduation rate of 44 percent by the end of year four (up from 42 percent for the previous cohort) and 64 percent by year six (up from 63 percent) for first-time, full-time students who entered college in the fall of 2012.



Report: Career Planning as Early as Middle School Is Key to Workforce Equity

Should career readiness be the first priority of American education, beginning in middle school? And could a focus on that lead to greater equity in the workforce? Those are a couple of the beliefs at the heart of a new whitepaper produced by a coalition of representatives from government, industry, education and nonprofits.

Palo Alto College, Education Design Lab Helping Upskill Workers with Stackable Credentials

Education Design Lab, a nonprofit focused on credentialing for new models of education, is partnering with Palo Alto College and Goodwill in San Antonio, TX, to help train local Goodwill workers for growing fields like logistics and supply chain management.

Net Price Calculators Failing in Mission of Helping Students

Net Price Calculators, those little tools made available by colleges and universities to help students understand the annual costs of their potential post-secondary education, aren't doing the job they need to.

Arizona State Adopts AI-Powered Calculus Learning Platform

Arizona State University is expanding its use of an online calculus application with built-in artificial intelligence. Currently, two courses — Calculus for Business and Calculus for Engineering — are using Gradarius from Castle Point Learning Systems, which personalizes the learning based on topics already understood and those still to be learned.

New CC Search Offers One-Stop Access to 300 Million Images

A new CC Search front end debuts this week. Developed by Creative Commons and a community of volunteer developers, the tool allows users to find and use some 300 million images from openly licensed and public domain works.

Cengage and McGraw-Hill Announce Merger

Learning content companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill are joining forces in a merger focused on providing more access to high-quality, affordable course materials and platforms.

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