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Digital Textbook Codes As Costly As Traditional Course Materials

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.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

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.

Nonprofit Delivers 10 Million Accessible E-Books

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.

Penn State Incorporates Blogging into the Classroom

Faculty and students at Pennsylvania State University are embracing blogs as teaching and learning tools.

UCI Launches Coaching Service for Continuing Education Students

The University of California Irvine's Division of Continuing Education is launching a new career coaching service for students that combines both digital and live components.



Udacity Unveils Nanodegree Program for Self-Driving Car Engineers

At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event last week, Udacity Founder and President Sebastian Thrun debuted a Nanodegree program for building autonomous vehicles, and discussed how the program is part of the company’s vision to democratize higher education.

E-Learning Platform Provides Alternative to Medical School Lectures

Medskl offers medical school professors and students free access to alternative learning materials from top medical professionals around the world.

Rutgers U, Volute Partner on Personalized Learning Marketplace

The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University in New Jersey has partnered with Volute to launch the Volute Marketplace, where universities can bundle and share personalized education solutions.

3D4Medical Launches Lecture Builder

3D4Medical has released Lecture Builder, an interactive software application designed to help medical school professors create custom anatomy lectures and content for students.

OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years

A new survey from Cengage Learning found that open educational resources in higher education have the potential to triple in use as primary courseware over the next five years.

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