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Blackboard Asserts Commitment to Open Source

In the wake of news of its split from Moodle, Blackboard has reaffirmed its commitment to its Moodle-based Software-as-a-Service product and the open source community.

Moodle Drops Blackboard

Open source software company Moodle today announced it is ending its partnership with Blackboard.

Survey: Buying Course Materials a Top Source of Financial Stress for Students

Buying course materials is the No. 2 source of financial stress for students, after tuition, according to a new survey conducted by market research company Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage.

Hobsons Upgrades Starfish Analytics with New Reporting Tools

Hobsons has introduced a number of enhancements to its Starfish Analytics product aimed at better understanding barriers to student achievement.



U Penn Offers Online Master's in CS at One-Third the Cost of an On-Campus Degree

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science is launching its first fully online master's degree. Delivered on Coursera, the online Master of Computer and Information Technology costs a total of $26,300, about a third of the cost of its on-campus equivalent.

Triseum to Release 2 New Learning Games

This fall, Triseum is expanding its ARTé video game suite with two new art history games that immerse students in the history and creation of art and architecture around the world.

Loyola Marymount U Deploys Video Platform for Blended Learning Needs

Loyola Marymount University is rolling out the Echo360 cloud-based video platform in more than 100 classrooms. Key factors behind the implementation include the need to provide students with consistent, on-demand access to their courses on any device, as well as ease-of-use for faculty, according to a news announcement.

Cuyahoga Community College Moves from 5 Video Solutions to 1 Central System

Cuyahoga Community College has made a big move to consolidate its campus video systems, migrating from five different solutions to one. The college is standardizing on Sonic Foundry's Mediasite platform for its lecture capture as well as centralized management of all academic video files.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 23, 2018)

Upcoming events include the Connected Learning Summit 2018, T.D.W.I. Anaheim Conference, Distance Teaching and Learning Conference and SANS Network Security 2018.

Columbia U Opens Research Center Devoted to Blockchain Tech

A new center at Columbia University will focus on research and innovation in blockchain technology. The institution partnered with IBM to create the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, which will "combine cross-disciplinary teams from the academic, scientific, business and government communities to explore key issues related to the policy, trust, sharing and consumption of digital data when using blockchain and other privacy-preserving technologies," according to a news announcement.

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