Industry News

The number of women across the globe filing patents with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office over the past 40 years has risen fastest within academia compared to all other sectors of the innovation economy, according to a new study from Indiana University.

7/9/2015

Suffolk County Community College, the largest community college in the State University of New York system and Unimarket, a provider of e-procurement and spend management solutions for higher education, have signed an agreement to implement Unimarket's full suite of solutions, with integration to Suffolk’s 'Banner by Ellucian' finance system.

7/9/2015

The grant from the Lumina Foundation will be used to improve the rate of Vermonters going on to post-secondary education from 45.5 percent to 60 percent, a mark officials say is critical to the state’s economy and for the economic security of many Vermonters.

7/8/2015

The University of Missouri in Columbia has announced plans to extend and deepen its relationship with Kansas City-based healthcare tech vendor Cerner Corp. through 2025.

7/8/2015

The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently released standards and protocols for collecting and analyzing outcomes for college graduates earning advanced degrees. These outcomes include various types of employment—full- and part-time jobs, military service and self-employment among others—along with starting salary and status related to continuing education.

7/8/2015

Copia Interactive, a provider of enterprise-level blended learning solutions, announced that Virginia’s new digital textbook and instructional materials marketplace will begin operations this coming September 2015.

7/8/2015

Odigia has partnered with OpenStax College, an initiative of Rice University, to offer a catalog of high-quality interactive courses this fall. Odigia’s educational platform transforms the traditional classroom experience with teaching and learning tools that are designed for college-level learning, and are also used by businesses and non-profit organizations for advanced training.

7/8/2015

Blackboard announced the acquisition of X-Ray Analytics, a research-based, predictive analytics technology that helps instructors and organizations meet the learning needs of their students. The technology will be first integrated into Moodlerooms and Enterprise Moodle, Blackboard's services and solutions to institutions and organizations that leverage Moodle.

7/7/2015

Vocado, a fully automated financial aid management solution for higher education institutions, has received a Service Organization Controls 1 Type 1 Audit Report. This distinction independently confirms that Vocado’s information technology general control system for financial aid management meets the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ trust services criteria.

7/7/2015

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is creating a new college of medicine with an engineering focus. Now the school received a $10M gift to create a center aimed at innovation in medical devices. The funds come from Jump Trading, a Chicago-based financial technology firm.

7/7/2015

University of Central Florida will receive $900,000 in state funding to continue helping students in distressed communities pursue higher education. The Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation, based at the College of Health and Public Affairs, is set to receive the funding in the new fiscal year.

7/7/2015

Texas A&M University System announced a new contract with Workday, Inc. to replace 35-year-old technology with a cloud-based human resources and payroll system.

7/6/2015

On Monday, July 6, Stony Brook University’s Mobile/Digital Now initiative will equip 185 EOP/AIM (Educational Opportunity Program/Advancement on Individual Merit) freshmen with iPads as they begin their four-year journey at the University’s Summer Academy.

7/6/2015

DecisionSim, Inc., a provider of healthcare simulation-based learning platforms, announced it has acquired a digital communication-skills training and assessment technology from the Drexel University College of Medicine, which the company is commercializing as CommSim.

7/2/2015

A SUNY Canton project that will attract engineering technology students has been selected to receive $20,000 as part of the State University of New York's 2015 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants Program.

7/2/2015

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