Industry News

Vertex Inc., a provider of corporate enterprise tax solutions and services, has partnered with the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University to become an IST Corporate Associate.

2/18/2015

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded the Pearson North America Efficacy Implementation team the Authorized Provider accreditation status.

2/18/2015

Cengage Learning, a global education company, will bring LearnLaunch Accelerator, an edtech startup program, to Latin America via Cengage Learning’s Laboratorio de Innovacion en Experiencias de Aprendizaje.

2/17/2015

With new technology from AcademyOne, the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges launched a statewide Prior Learning Assessment solution, called College Credit FastTrack.

2/17/2015

Vista Higher Learning, a higher education publisher focused exclusively on language instruction, announced the release of Portales, an interactive online program for teaching and learning Spanish at the college level.

2/17/2015

CampusLogic, creator of financial aid software solutions, added an IP-reporting feature that enables schools to combat student aid fraud. Student aid fraud is said to cost taxpayers $1 billion or more a year, and until now, there has been no way for institutions to prevent this costly cybercrime.

2/17/2015

In an effort to create a strong pipeline of qualified women professionals in the rapidly growing field of data science, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company announced that it is partnering with Mount Holyoke College and Smith College—both established leaders in educating women—to pilot a higher education initiative.

2/13/2015

The University of San Diego is launching the World Interactive Study Environment, the first-ever interactive learning platform that allows students and professors to connect classroom concepts with real world discoveries through photographs, videos, interactive conversations and comments all occurring in real time.

2/13/2015

Leaders of all 13 of Tennessee’s community colleges held a press conference at the state capitol to emphasize their support for continuing Tennessee’s commitment to higher K-12 academic standards that prepare students for college study.

2/13/2015

In 2013-14, 12 percent of postsecondary institutions known as Hispanic-Serving Institutions, enrolled 60 percent of Latino undergraduates. As HSIs celebrate 20 years of federal funding, Excelencia in Education and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities release analysis of HSIs in 2013-14.

2/13/2015

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced that Ameren Corporation, a St. Louis-based Fortune 500 energy company, has opened an Innovation Center on campus. Ameren is the first major energy company to open an office at the University of Illinois Research Park.

2/12/2015

More than half of all college graduates (55 percent) say recent graduates will see a lower return on investment from their education than college graduates 10 to 15 years ago, according to the 2015 College Degree Investment Survey conducted by Nielsen (formerly Harris Interactive) on behalf of Greenwood Hall Inc.

2/12/2015

Sonic Foundry, Inc., a provider of video creation and management solutions, announced a technology solution with Sony Professional Solutions aimed to introduce greater efficiencies and scalability in lecture capture deployments.

2/12/2015

A $2M gift from University of Colorado alumnus and Saudi Arabian businessman Zuhair Fayez will enable the expansion and extension of an exchange program that builds cultural understanding among graduate architecture students from the University of Colorado Denver and Dar Al-Hekma University, a women's college in Saudi Arabia.

2/12/2015

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the outlines of a proposal to protect network neutrality that, if approved, will have a significant impact on higher education institutions.

2/11/2015

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