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Central State U Taps Oracle Student Management to Boost Student Success Efforts

In an effort to increase degree attainment for non-traditional students, Ohio's Central State University is rolling out Oracle's Student Management product for student recruiting, engagement and support.

Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, OLC Takes Over Project

The Courseware in Context Framework is getting a number of updates for 2018. The free suite of resources, originally launched in 2016 by the Online Learning Consortium and Tyton Partners (with contributions from SRI International), offers information and guidelines for selecting and implementing digital courseware products.

Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is rebranding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."

U Penn to Offer Online Bachelor's Degree Program

The University of Pennsylvania will become the first Ivy League college to offer an online bachelor's degree program in the fall of 2019.

Survey: 1 in 4 Professors Ban Mobile Phone Use in Class

In our third annual Teaching with Technology Survey, a quarter of faculty respondents said they do not allow students to use mobile phones in the classroom.

University of Oregon to Launch Coding Bootcamp

This coming January, the University of Oregon is launching its first coding bootcamp: a 24-week, part-time web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

OpenStax Adds Business Textbook Series

Nearly all of the courses for students earning an Associate of Arts degree in business will soon be covered by a free OpenStax textbook, thanks to a series of six new introductory business textbooks being produced by the Rice University-based publisher of open educational resources.

Interactive Course Materials Associated with Student Outcomes Boost at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University has seen a 48 percent reduction the D.F.W.I. (D, fail, withdraw, incomplete) rate in one of its core curriculum courses following a move to interactive courseware.

Washington State U Deploys Proctoring Tech to Support Growth in Online Testing

Washington State University has made a deal with Examity to use its online proctoring platform exclusively for up to 18,000 exams per year. And that number is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next seven years, according to a news announcement.

Coursera's CEO on the Evolving Meaning of 'MOOC'

When you can bring huge numbers of students together with lots of well-branded universities and global enterprises seeking a highly skilled workforce, could those linkages be strong enough to forge a new future for massive open online courses?

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