EBSCO Information Services has launched Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries, and Stacks Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices.
Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.
Cornell University received $23 million from the National Science Foundation to build a center on campus that will investigate principles of beam accelerators, which will have applications to other scientific fields like biology, chemistry and physics.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan have enlisted help from UCSF, UCB and Stanford to build a $600 million biomedical science research center in San Francisco. The facility will use $3 billion over the next decade to cure diseases.
Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.
NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new line of direct-view LED displays designed to be easily viewed from long distances, making them suitable for outdoor signage on building exteriors and indoors in large auditoriums or lecture halls.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again calling for change in higher education. Among other things, the politically influential Gates Foundation is now pushing for reforms that are reminiscent in some ways of the K-12 reforms the organization has forwarded in recent years, including all-encompassing tracking of student outcome data and connecting such data to institutional funding.
Civitas Learning has upgraded its Illume predictive analytics product with new capabilities designed to help institutions improve student outcomes.
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.
Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.