Industry News

The Sloan Consortium, the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, announced the organization is changing its name to the “Online Learning Consortium”, effective immediately.

7/7/2014

In response to campus and regional flooding encountered during Hurricanes Irene & Lee, emergency managers at Colgate University identified that they needed an emergency management system to allow key staff members to share information and coordinate their response. Buffalo Computer Graphics was the logical choice to meet these needs.

7/7/2014

The tuition discount rate crept up for freshmen and undergraduate students in fiscal 2014. Fitch Ratings believes such increases may put pressure on an institution's ability to grow net tuition and fees, which is the primary revenue stream for many private colleges and universities.

7/7/2014

The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (The Alliance) will provide a platform for leading academics to showcase the critical role video game programs are playing in educating and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

7/3/2014

ShareStream and Automatic Sync Technologies have partnered to integrate ShareStream’s Online Video Platform with CaptionSync, AST’s automated captioning service. The integration makes it easy for users to generate closed caption files for media assets stored in the ShareStream Platform.

7/3/2014

As the fifth largest state 529 plan sponsor in the country, Ohio's CollegeAdvantage 529 program has surpassed $9 billion in program assets. This milestone was reached during the second quarter.

7/3/2014

In an effort to expand its distance learning programs, Indiana University has deployed Pexip video conferencing solution, Infinity Virtual Auditorium. The scalable video conferencing technology is part of Pexip's Infinity meeting platform. It is an entirely software-based solution that allows campuses to provide virtual classrooms.

7/2/2014

Tendenci, the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source CMS project for associations and other nonprofits, is proud to release a dynamic new website for Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative.

7/2/2014

There are two overlooked national health issues that are affecting college campuses across the country, and they are contributing to the leading causes of death for college students in the U.S. Yet not enough people are talking about it: mental health issues and substance abuse and misuse among college students and young adults.

7/2/2014

The Bilco Company, a manufacturer of specialty access products, has teamed up with Troy Lowe, decorated military veteran, firefighter and SWAT team member, to manufacture and distribute the Barracuda intruder defense system, a door security device designed to protect occupants against building trespassers.

7/2/2014

The German-based provider of technical education solutions, Festo Didactic, acquires the U.S.-Canadian company Lab-Volt. For the customers of both companies, this opens up the availability of a much broader range of products and services worldwide.

7/1/2014

Rand McNally launched a new online educational tool that delivers dynamic maps with social studies, history and geography content as well as reading programs and writing lesson plans. The online service, Rand McNally World Atlas, was designed to be cross-curricular and intuitive for both educators and students.

7/1/2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. announced Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge has selected ForeScout CounterACT to ease the roll-out of its bring your own device program by providing real-time visibility of what is connected to the network.

7/1/2014

In an effort to address this gap and to promote social equity and increased social mobility, Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (Conn.) is undertaking a new and innovative tuition-free program to better prepare classroom teachers to become master teachers and reading experts.

7/1/2014

EdR announced it will use portions of proceeds from its recent equity offering to fund one acquisition, a collegiate housing community serving Arizona State University, and two developments — a cottage community adjacent to the University of Louisville and a fourth phase of its successful Storrs Center/The Oaks on the Square development pedestrian to the University of Connecticut.

6/30/2014

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