ProQuest has launched new capabilities in its SIPX digital course materials products designed to make it easier for faculty to create and share digital content.
Academic Partnerships has selected 16 faculty members from five universities as the recipients of its latest round of Academic Research Grants.
In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has launched a crowdfunding Web site.
The American Council on Education has selected several non-accredited education providers to offer courses for its Alternative Credit Project, an initiative designed to help nontraditional students earn college degrees.
For-profit online education provider Udacity and Google today unveiled a new micro-credential program, the Senior Web Developer Nanodegree.
Through a partnership with open courseware provider Lumen Learning, Northern Virginia Community College's Extended Learning Institute is publishing 24 online college courses designed with 100 percent open educational resources.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin is offering researchers the opportunity to access Microsoft's Project Catapult clusters for science and engineering research projects.
Moodle today launched version 3.0 of its open source learning platform, which introduces enhancements to the quiz, forum and assignment modules as well as functionality improvements for user, instructor and administration control.
Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adjuncts and part-time faculty members to teach their online courses. A quarter of schools have increased the use of online adjunct instructors by five percent or more; 31 percent have increased their use by up to five percent. Yet often, these instructors don't receive training on how to teach online; the schools lack formal policies for faculty expectations; and faculty are expected to create their own online courses with or without institutional help.
Undergraduate computer science students at Brown University have created two interactive digital museum experiences for a traveling exhibition, The Nobel Prize — Ideas Changing the World, about the history of the Nobel Prize.