Industry News

Shenandoah Valley native and James Madison University alumnus G.J. Hart and his wife, Heather, have announced a gift commitment of over $3 million to James Madison University. The Harts have designated their gift to name JMU’s School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management as the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management.

3/24/2015

Leveraging its unique ability to bridge from the library to the classroom, Gale is integrating Gale Artemis: Primary Sources into Cengage Learning’s MindTap e-learning platform. The move brings library content directly into a student’s learning path, facilitates collaboration between librarians and faculty, drives usage of library collections and positions the library closer to the engagement taking place in the classroom.

3/24/2015

Due to tremendous growth in the eBook market, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penerbit USM, thereafter USM Press) tapped Data Conversion Laboratory to convert its inventory of books and academic journals to EPUB format.

3/24/2015

Philanthropists James E. and Beverly Rogers, well-known leaders in the charge to improve education in Southern Nevada, have committed $30 million to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Literary Institute: The Black Mountain Institute.

3/24/2015

Learning technology company Instructure is working with UK software company Psydev Ltd to implement the Learning Information Services standard for its Canvas Learning Management System. LIS addresses the movement of educational data between different systems such as SIS and LMS.

3/24/2015

Nissan announced the donation of $250,000 to six local historically black colleges and universities to promote STEM initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent.

3/23/2015

To help cultivate top graduates for Michigan’s technology workforce, the Michigan State University College of Engineering and Consumers Energy are partnering in a program that engages with students early to generate the lessons, relationships, and network access it takes to turn freshman-year experiences into serious career opportunities.

3/23/2015

EdCast, a Stanford StartX company that creates Knowledge Cloud platforms for institutions, educators, enterprises and governments worldwide to collaborate with each other, announced two technology universities in Australia have selected EdCast to offer online and mobile courses to university students and external learners worldwide.

3/20/2015

The University of Louisville Department of Medicine has launched what is believed to be the first open-access internal medicine education online community in the United States.

3/20/2015

Inland American Communities Group, Inc., a development, acquisition and management company dedicated to creating authentic communities in university markets across the United States, has officially rebranded to become University House Communities.

3/20/2015

The .College domain extension globally launched, introducing the internet to new .College web addresses that organizations and businesses across all industries can use as a platform to come together for a common purpose and common future.

3/19/2015

Thomas Jefferson University is giving its ultrasound students firsthand experience in advanced imaging technology with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.’s Aplio Series.

3/19/2015

LinkedIn’s self-service widget — where people can add qualifications to their LinkedIn profiles without actually visiting LinkedIn — will now appear on websites for colleges and universities.

3/19/2015

Thycotic, a provider of smart and effective privileged account management solutions for global organizations, announced that the University of Central Florida has deployed Thycotic Secret Server to securely manage privileged account passwords, restricting access to the sensitive data of its 60K students, as well as faculty, alumni and donors.

3/18/2015

Early stage investment group Charlotte Angel Fund announced a $50K investment in Upswing, an online tutoring and data analytics company focused on decreasing attrition.

3/18/2015

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