Industry News

Schoology has closed a new $15 million round of funding led by Intel Capital along with new investors Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings. Existing investors participating in this round are FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The round brings Schoology’s total capital raised to $25 million.

6/26/2014

With the new Indiana University Office of Completion and Student Success, the university is intensifying efforts to improve students' four- and six-year graduation rates on all IU campuses. 

6/26/2014

World Energy Solutions, a leading energy management services firm, announced it teamed with channel partner Energy Partner Consultants to successfully procure over 30 million kWh of electricity for The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.

6/25/2014

The University of Dayton, a Catholic, Marianist university in Ohio, announced it will begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool. It is believed to be the first Catholic university in the nation to take this step.

6/25/2014

Global education services provider Navitas Limited announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of Ex’pression College, a California-based creative media college. Ex’pression College will become a part of SAE Institute, Navitas’ creative media education division.

6/25/2014

John Hancock has lowered fees for the John Hancock Freedom 529 college savings plan, a national, multi-managed, strong performing 529 college savings plan sold through financial consultants, which recently surpassed $4 billion in assets under management.

6/25/2014

Three-dimensional printing is changing the world of manufacturing and as technology division student Adam Nail learned more about this growing technology, he thought it best to get in on the ground floor. Nail, who is double majoring at Lake Land College, recently built his own 3D printer out of 3D printed parts.

6/24/2014

Tropicana Student Living and UCSB Athletics announced a $1 million commitment to the school's Intercollegiate Athletics program. The gift from Tropicana Student Living, a gift intention made through the Gaucho Fund to be paid over several years, will be part of The Campaign for UC Santa Barbara.

6/24/2014

With their global reach and often staggering enrollments, MOOCs have the potential to become a major new mechanism for learning, but very little is actually understood about how participants engage in these courses and how their success should be judged. 

6/24/2014

Catalyst Communications Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of Radio Control over IP solutions for voice dispatch and interoperability, has joined the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

6/24/2014

QLess, the company behind the leading mobile technology that eliminates physical lines, announced that its dynamic wait experience solution has been integrated into Mosaic, a mobile app platform from Blackboard, a global leader in education technology that is dedicated to improving the student learning experience.

6/23/2014

Excelencia in Education announced it will create an innovative online resource center of information and experience on policies and proven practices focused on Hispanic Serving Institutions. The new Hispanic SERVING Institutions Center for Policy and Practice, will be launched in September.

6/23/2014

TD Bank announced that it has provided $58.6 million to the University of Central Florida (as UCF Convocation Corporation) to fund reissued series 2004A Bonds. The refinance of the bonds carries a 20-year term.

6/23/2014

With a market-changing, research-based approach to institution assessments, Chalk & Wire, the most trusted higher education assessment platform, announced that Nazareth College is utilizing its technology and services to demonstrate the value of Nazareth College’s new core curriculum program and overall student competency.

6/23/2014

Symplicity announced it has acquired Experience, a ConnectEDU company that delivers career services software. Established in 1996, Experience has helped to guide more than 5 million students and alumni nationwide into the workforce by matching their interests, skill sets and core competencies with available positions.

6/23/2014

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