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Pearson Selects Finalists for 2016 Online Learning Excellence Awards

Pearson has selected 20 finalists for its 2016 Online Learning Excellence Awards.

Texas A&M-Commerce Expands Use of Financial Aid Software

The Texas university has decided to use Regent Education’s software to automate the financial aid application for students applying for help from state programs.

4 in 5 Parents Question Value Proposition of College

The reputation of college for being worth the price tag is hitting the skids. In a recent survey only about one in five parents of prospective college students deemed the cost of a four-year college degree worth "the value it delivers."

Sharp Partners With Blackboard for Digital Workflows

Sharp Electronics' imaging and information division has partnered with Blackboard, providing a paper-to-digital workflow for the Blackboard Learn learning management system.



University of Maryland Uses Virtual Reality Lab for Research and Education

The University of Maryland hosted a demonstration of its new virtual and augmented reality laboratory recently, showing off the lab's potential to support research, education and training in the sciences, engineering, medicine and industry.

Blackboard Enhances Discussion Tools with VoiceThread

Blackboard has partnered with VoiceThread in an effort to improve discussions between instructors and students with the use of video, voice and text comments.

George Washington U Adds Video Tools To Extend Classes Beyond Main Campus

Technology upgrades will allow students at George Washington University’s satellite campus in Hampton Roads, VA, to participate in classes held at the school’s main Foggy Bottom campus.

Apple Goes Open Source With Swift

Apple's Swift programming language is now open source.

New England Colleges Bolster Career Portals

Two institutions in New England are adding an online program to their career services operations to help students identify job opportunities.

MIT, Tufts U Partner with PBS on Early Coding Ed

The MIT Media Lab, Tufts University and PBS Kids have partnered to release a free app based on the ScratchJr coding language and designed to help kids aged five to eight learn coding concepts.

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