Industry News

Daktronics renewed a sponsorship contract with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, building on a partnership that spans more than two decades.

1/16/2015

Vice President Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and White House Science Advisor John Holdren traveled to Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia to announce that the Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education.

1/16/2015

Through a new partnership, LearnLaunch, an organization dedicated to expanding Boston’s edtech ecosystem, and Cengage Learning, an education company, are joining forces to boost the Boston edtech community.

1/15/2015

EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association, announced the release of its annual list of top 10 IT issues for 2015, narrowing in on an inflection point for change in higher education and noting the increasing importance of technology on campus an inflection point for change in higher ed.

1/15/2015

CampusLogic, financial aid software-as-a-service provider and creator of StudentVerification, has launched a product upgrade that will drastically reduce financial aid processing time. This newest feature gives students the option of receiving SMS notifications regarding steps in the verification process.

1/15/2015

WizIQ, the online education company with 4 million registered learners and 400,000 active educators, introduced the WizIQ Live Mobile Learning Platform—a new edtech breakthrough that enables educators to deliver live, interactive classes via smartphones.

1/15/2015

peerTransfer, a provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, closed $22 million in new funding this week. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, with participation from prior investors including Spark Capital, Devonshire Investors, Accel Partners and QED Investors.

1/14/2015

Greenwood Hall Inc., an emerging cloud-based education management solutions provider, announced it will help colleges and universities combat hazing and other student harassment issues with the launch of Safe Campus Community Support Center.

1/14/2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has contracted with Amazon.com to replace its traditional on-campus textbook store with a virtual bookstore expected to save students about 30 percent compared with current prices on course materials and provide free, one-day shipping to campus and nearby communities.

1/14/2015

Tarina Fe 1/20 is available exclusively for the public health sector and accessible through Planned Parenthood and colleges and universities nationwide.

1/13/2015

Studio E Architects is pleased to announce the grand opening of 64 Degrees, the newest concept in residential dining at the University of California San Diego.

1/13/2015

The President unveiled the America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost.

1/12/2015

West Virginia University has been awarded $1 million from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications and Information Technology program to develop a new academic publishing platform for mixed-media and print-based scholarship materials.

1/12/2015

McGraw-Hill Education introduced the newest version of SmartBook, the company's adaptive reading platform, which helps students study more effectively and efficiently by guiding them through a personalized study experience that adapts to their needs and focuses their attention on what they need to learn the most.

1/9/2015

CampusBooks.com, a textbook price comparison website, announces their new “Buy vs. Rent” price prediction tool that helps students decide with confidence whether they should buy or rent based on current price and future estimated value.

1/9/2015

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