Industry News

Coursera, the open online course platform, has named Dominican University of California as one of eight new Global Learning Hubs. This will be the first Coursera Learning Hub to be located in a U.S. university.

5/2/2014

Blackboard Inc. and Discovery Education announced a powerful new partnership supporting the integration of digital content into university and community college courses nationwide. Through the partnership, higher education faculty and students can now access Discovery Education’s dynamic digital media through Blackboard’s teaching and learning environment and on their mobile devices.

5/2/2014

Transgender Law Center praised the U.S. Department of Education for releasing guidelines that make it clear transgender and gender nonconforming students are protected from discrimination under Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in schools.

5/1/2014

In its efforts to continually offer solutions that best empower institutions to make data-driven decisions, Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the U.S., has announced new features in its Campus Labs Baseline offering.

5/1/2014

Liberty University has called on Daktronics of Brookings, S.D., to design, manufacture and install a new LED video display for Liberty Softball Field and another LED display for the school’s TV studio.

5/1/2014

An April poll of 2,503 college students around the country revealed that 42 percent would "probably not" or "definitely not" make more mobile payments if they were widely available. The study, sponsored by Balance Innovations, showed that another 42 percent reported they would use their mobile phone "somewhat more, depending on the retailer or purchase."

5/1/2014

Epson introduced the WorkForce DS-40, its first wireless portable document scanner. Weighing just over one pound, the WorkForce DS-40 enables users to increase efficiency and organization with Wi-Fi connectivity for point-to-point scanning directly to a PC, Mac or mobile devices, as well as one-touch scan-to-cloud capabilities.

4/30/2014

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College announced a distribution partnership with NACSCORP, a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores, that will allow the nonprofit publisher to drop prices on all its print textbooks and distribute them to more than 3,000 college stores.

4/30/2014

FlightPath, the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s online advising system, is now available to be downloaded and used by “universities from Kansas to Kenya,” says its lead programmer, ULM Web Application Programmer, Richard Peacock.

4/30/2014

Bullpen Marketing, a marketing agency specializing in creative marketing strategies, web design, logo design, printing, fulfillment and promotional products, re-envisioned the University of Houston-Downtown’s mascot, Ed-U-Gator, giving the scaly crocodylia his first official, branded image to be used consistently across all media.

4/30/2014

The three-day event, held at the landmark Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, is the single best opportunity for Mediasite and video professionals – novice and expert alike – to collaborate, learn, inspire and push the boundaries of campus and enterprise video. Over three days, attendees will discover and share transformative ideas for their Mediasite implementations.

4/29/2014

Inceptia announced it will co-present a webinar with an administrator from one of the nation’s largest comprehensive university systems, the State University of New York, on strategies implemented to help reduce debt and to create a more sound financial future for students and alumni by helping students learn the realities of financial aid.

4/29/2014

ROCKFON introduces Chicago Metallic 1494 SSC seismic separation joint clip for use with ceiling suspension systems. This shaker table-tested clip not only complies with the current International Building Code, but also provides a neat, clean appearance on the finished ceiling.

4/29/2014

PlateSmart Technologies announced that it has partnered with Convergint Technologies to protect college campuses with a new security system, which will track all vehicle activity 24 hours a day. At the heart of this system is PlateSmart’s ARES Enterprise License Plate Recognition analytic product.

4/29/2014

Talkaphone has introduced its updated LED Lighted Surface Mount Accessory featuring a new sleek, contemporary contoured design that improves the functionality of an emergency phone in small areas where both space-savings and security are desired. The emergency phone faceplate is illuminated by an ultra-bright, long-lasting LED panel light at all times, making it ideal for poorly lit outdoor locations.

4/28/2014

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