Industry News

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

Donor and prospect data is imperative to college and university advancement professionals, as key insights inform strategies and opportunities, while paving the way to meet and exceed fundraising goals. However, the wealth of information available is often overwhelming for time-strapped advancement professionals.

2/11/2015

Lone Star College is developing an associate degree to serve an overlooked and underserved student population – those with cognitive disabilities.

2/11/2015

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

Towson University and BTS Software Solutions concluded a successful STEM technology transfer for Towson University Captioning Solutions, a patent-pending, live captioning and transcription solution that will serve the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

2/10/2015

North America's largest consumer drone manufacturer is on a mission to take learning and scientific exploration to new heights. 3D Robotics launched its new DroneEDU program, offering free and discounted drone hardware, along with sponsorships, classroom support and partnerships.

2/10/2015

Academic institutions around the world are selecting the Intota library services platform, a cloud-based service that simplifies two major challenges libraries face today: collection assessment and e-resource management.

2/10/2015

Fairfield University’s Lessing Field and new Rafferty Stadium received new LED video display equipment and a custom sound system designed and manufactured by Daktronics. The new additions to each facility help enhance the game-day experience for fans and players in Fairfield, Connecticut.

2/9/2015

Sonic Foundry, a provider of video creation and management solutions, announced the University of Bristol selected Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform for lecture capture and video content management.

2/9/2015

Lehigh University is partnering with Zimride by Enterprise, a service of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to launch a new transportation option – an online ride-matching service that easily connects drivers and passengers heading to the same area.

2/9/2015

In response to user testing and usage data, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will introduce a number of enhancements to its most widely-used product lines – GVRL, InfoTrac and In Context, including the optimization for mobile devices through responsive design.

2/9/2015

Continuing to connect researchers to treasured historical content, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced several Gale Digital Collections for academic and special libraries around the world.

2/6/2015

The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium, Pearson and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2014 is up 3.7 percent from the previous year.

2/6/2015

During an event held at Utah State’s newly constructed Bioproducts Scale-Up Facility on the university’s Innovation Campus, officials announced that the new facility will enable synthetic spider silk to be produced in commercial quantities.

2/6/2015

Xavier University recently signed an agreement with MakerBot, a company in the desktop 3D printing industry, to bring a MakerBot Innovation Center to the university’s campus.

2/5/2015

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