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UCLA's Clark Library Wins Digitization Grant

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library of the University of California, Los Angeles has landed a $194,000 grant to digitize English manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Survey Reports Top Challenge for CBE Is Meaningful Assessment Tools

Public Agenda's survey of competency-based education programs found gaps exist at most institutions between their goals and the achievement of those goals.

edX, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Team up on Scholarship Opportunities

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is partnering with edX to offer special scholarship consideration to qualified students in grade 7 who complete a course through the massive open online course provider.

SIS, Bookstore Management System Providers Extend Partnership

Ambassador Education Solutions, which supplies software that helps colleges and universities deliver course materials to students, and Campus Management, which supplies SIS software, have renewed their nine-year-old arrangement that provides CampusLink Ambassador to colleges and universities.



Pasco Debuts Wireless Sensors for STEM Ed

Pasco Scientific has introduced what the company says is the first line of wireless sensors that can be used by students in classroom experiments and connect to almost any technology platform.

Klaxoon Unveils Cross-Device Learning Platform

Klaxoon, a new interactive training solutions development company, has launched its cross-device learning platform that is designed to support customized online, interactive learning activities on any smartphone, tablet or laptop without installing software on the client device.

Universities Roll Out Custom Mobile Safety Apps

Several universities in the US and Canada are turning to custom mobile safety apps to enhance security and safety on campus.

2016 Predictions: More Outside Management of Online Degrees, CRM Buying and Competition for Traditional Colleges

The number of public-private partnerships between institutions of higher education and service providers that manage online degree programs and pathways for international students will increase by double digits in 2016, according to new predictions from advisory firm Eduventures. Likewise, the company is forecasting that online proctoring will go mainstream in the new year. And as many as one in 10 colleges will be acquiring a new constituent relationship management (CRM) system over the next 12 months.

Research: Flipped Learning Improves How Students Perceive Ability To Learn Physics

A long-term study by faculty within five Canadian and American institutions has found that physics students have more confidence in their ability to understand course content when reflective study is combined with collaborative activities in a flipped classroom form.

Penn State Partners with NFL Players Association on Distance Ed for Athletes

Penn State World Campus is partnering with the National Football League Players Association to offer union members the opportunity to finish their degrees online.

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