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EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, welcomes Microsoft Corp. as its first corporate member to offer MOOCs on edX.org. Through this program, Microsoft will offer the edX global learning community courses to acquire the core development skills needed to be successful in the cloud-first, mobile-first world.

3/12/2015

American College of Healthcare Sciences, a provider of holistic health distance education programs, has joined the national State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements initiative through the state of Oregon, an interstate partnership that expands student access to online education.

3/12/2015

newrow_ launched a new feature of its video classroom platform that allows students for the first time to create and control their own, live video study rooms.

3/12/2015

Apple will partner with and donate more than $50M to various nonprofits that will work to increase the number of women, minorities, and veterans in the tech industry. Apple's biggest move in this direction is a $40M donation to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which works with students at HBCUs across the country.

3/12/2015

In just one month, more than 70 Duquesne University faculty have created academic videos using the desktop recording tool My Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc., a provider of video creation and management solutions.

3/12/2015

2U, Inc., announced that it is partnering with Yale University to launch an online Master of Medical Science degree for aspiring physician associates, pending approval of the online program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant and various state licensing agencies.

3/11/2015

The University of California, Irvine announced a partnership with the primary systems of education in California, University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges, to advance the field of open and free education.

3/11/2015

Fastenal has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network to provide maintenance, repair and operations supplies to government entities nationwide.

3/11/2015

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Tufts University has adopted its OpenLAB software suite for enterprise data acquisition, management and sharing among researchers on the university’s three Massachusetts campuses.

3/11/2015

TIAA-CREF announced that the higher education institutions governed by the Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents have selected the financial services provider to be sole recordkeeper of its 457(b) and 403(b) plans.

3/11/2015

Barnes & Noble Education announced an investment, through its college business, Barnes & Noble College, in Flashnotes, Inc., an online marketplace for college students to sell and buy student-created course-specific study materials.

3/10/2015

During a brief recess in an honors course at Eastern Michigan University last fall, a teaching assistant approached the class’s three female professors. “I think you need to see this,” she said, tapping the icon of a furry yak on her iPhone.

3/10/2015

McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company, at SXSWedu launched the new mobile-first version of McGraw-Hill Connect, the company's learning platform for students and instructors in the higher education market.

3/10/2015

Collegis Education, an enrollment growth management and tech services company, launched an interactive tool that uncovers nationwide trends in higher ed.

3/10/2015

The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education edition, recently identified one of its top trends in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation.

3/9/2015

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