Industry News

EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, welcomes Microsoft Corp. as its first corporate member to offer MOOCs on edX.org. Through this program, Microsoft will offer the edX global learning community courses to acquire the core development skills needed to be successful in the cloud-first, mobile-first world.

3/12/2015

The University of California, Irvine announced a partnership with the primary systems of education in California, University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges, to advance the field of open and free education.

3/11/2015

Fastenal has partnered with The Cooperative Purchasing Network to provide maintenance, repair and operations supplies to government entities nationwide.

3/11/2015

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Tufts University has adopted its OpenLAB software suite for enterprise data acquisition, management and sharing among researchers on the university’s three Massachusetts campuses.

3/11/2015

TIAA-CREF announced that the higher education institutions governed by the Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents have selected the financial services provider to be sole recordkeeper of its 457(b) and 403(b) plans.

3/11/2015

2U, Inc., announced that it is partnering with Yale University to launch an online Master of Medical Science degree for aspiring physician associates, pending approval of the online program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant and various state licensing agencies.

3/11/2015

During a brief recess in an honors course at Eastern Michigan University last fall, a teaching assistant approached the class’s three female professors. “I think you need to see this,” she said, tapping the icon of a furry yak on her iPhone.

3/10/2015

McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company, at SXSWedu launched the new mobile-first version of McGraw-Hill Connect, the company's learning platform for students and instructors in the higher education market.

3/10/2015

Collegis Education, an enrollment growth management and tech services company, launched an interactive tool that uncovers nationwide trends in higher ed.

3/10/2015

Barnes & Noble Education announced an investment, through its college business, Barnes & Noble College, in Flashnotes, Inc., an online marketplace for college students to sell and buy student-created course-specific study materials.

3/10/2015

At a meeting of the federation’s Executive Council, the New York State AFL-CIO adopted a resolution opposing the Executive Budget proposal in S2010/A3010 on education reform and called on the Governor to remove it from the state budget.

3/9/2015

UNCF, a minority scholarship organization, announced a $1 million commitment from The Walt Disney Company to provide scholarships to outstanding African American students and give them the tools to realize their professional goals.

3/9/2015

The New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015, Higher Education edition, recently identified one of its top trends in education as advancing cultures of change and innovation.

3/9/2015

Education-Portal.com has announced that it has adopted Study.com as its new brand name and website domain is driving change in higher education first by eliminating the need for community colleges.

3/6/2015

Grovo, a training platform for digital and professional skills, announced that it has closed $15 million in Series B financing from existing investors Accel Partners, Costanoa Venture Capital, Greg Waldorf and SoftTech VC.

3/6/2015

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