Industry News

Huron Consulting Group Inc., a provider of business consulting services, announced that the company has made a strategic investment in Shorelight Holdings LLC, parent company of Shorelight Education.

7/10/2014

Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. Through the acquisition, Blackboard extends its capabilities to provide integrated services to support students at every step of their education pathway.

7/9/2014

This week Students for Concealed Carry Foundation, Inc. filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court challenging The Ohio State University’s authority to ban lawful possession of firearms by students, faculty and other affiliates on its campuses.

7/9/2014

Scaller helps improve retention rates at colleges and universities by proactively connecting students with existing support services and resources. It is a proven, easy-to-use interactive voice response solution.

7/9/2014

The 60-hour curriculum will focus on urban education and school turnaround, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that blends theory and applied research with practice. In keeping with Xavier’s Mission, it is designed for the educator who wants to become a leader and agent of change in approaching the current challenges facing many schools.

7/9/2014

The German-based provider of technical education solutions, Festo Didactic, acquires the U.S.-Canadian company Lab-Volt. For the customers of both companies, this opens up the availability of a much broader range of products and services worldwide.

7/8/2014

The new partnership will allow McDonald’s restaurant and mid-management employees in the management development program to transfer up to 21 credit hours of courses taken at Hamburger University toward an associate degree or up to 15 credit hours toward a technical certificate.

7/8/2014

Jack L. and Carolyn A. Sparks, of Altoona, Penn., have made a gift commitment to Penn State Altoona to create the Jack and Carolyn Sparks Trustee Scholarship, honoring the lives of their late sons, Scott and Todd.

7/8/2014

LoudCloud Systems announced the release of the first purpose built competency based learning platform. Redesigned form the ground up, Loud Cloud CBL is the next evolution in LMS technology and the first step to providing technology to support competency and mastery based learning in K-12 and higher education.

7/8/2014

The tuition discount rate crept up for freshmen and undergraduate students in fiscal 2014. Fitch Ratings believes such increases may put pressure on an institution's ability to grow net tuition and fees, which is the primary revenue stream for many private colleges and universities.

7/7/2014

The Sloan Consortium, the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, announced the organization is changing its name to the “Online Learning Consortium”, effective immediately.

7/7/2014

In response to campus and regional flooding encountered during Hurricanes Irene & Lee, emergency managers at Colgate University identified that they needed an emergency management system to allow key staff members to share information and coordinate their response. Buffalo Computer Graphics was the logical choice to meet these needs.

7/7/2014

As the fifth largest state 529 plan sponsor in the country, Ohio's CollegeAdvantage 529 program has surpassed $9 billion in program assets. This milestone was reached during the second quarter.

7/3/2014

The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (The Alliance) will provide a platform for leading academics to showcase the critical role video game programs are playing in educating and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

7/3/2014

ShareStream and Automatic Sync Technologies have partnered to integrate ShareStream’s Online Video Platform with CaptionSync, AST’s automated captioning service. The integration makes it easy for users to generate closed caption files for media assets stored in the ShareStream Platform.

7/3/2014

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