Learning Management

Steps to Greater Latino College Completion

With Latinos now representing one in six U.S. residents, the international competitiveness of the nation will depend on the academic success of Latino students, notes the opening of a recent College Board report on Latino college completion. Although the national average of 25- to 34-year-olds in 2009 who had attained an associate degree or higher was 41 percent, just 19 percent of Latinos had done so.

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Pearson’s Award-Winning CourseConnect Adds Enhanced Data Capabilities

Pearson today announced CourseConnect Analytics Edition, a new version of its award-winning online course library. CourseConnect Analytics Edition integrates with Pearson LearningStudio’s Learning Outcome Manager to track the achievement of student learning objectives and performance. This integration provides institutions that use both the Pearson LearningStudio platform and CourseConnect online courses with enhanced reporting and analytics capabilities.

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Pearson Releases EQUELLA 5.1 Digital Repository

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today released EQUELLA 5.1, the latest version of the award-winning digital repository that enables users to search, create and manage content online. The announcement was made at EDUCAUSE 2011, the annual conference of the world's leaders in education technology.

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The University of Texas System Invests $10 Million in MyEdu to Improve Graduation Rates and Lower College Costs

MyEdu, the nation's leading student academic platform for completing college, announced today that it has partnered with the University of Texas System (UT System) to provide an enhanced student academic platform, helping students across UT System institutions to significantly increase their return on education by raising graduation rates, decreasing time to graduation and supporting career readiness goals. As part of the partnership, the UT System is making a $10 million investment in MyEdu, which is already used by millions of students on more than 800 campuses across the country.

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Pearson Announces Enhancements to Pearson LearningStudio Platform

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced two new platform enhancements for Pearson LearningStudio, its industry-leading learning management system (LMS) for fully online programs.

The enhancements—an updated Pearson LearningStudio mobile solution (mSite) and an intuitive and engaging new student user interface (UI)—incorporate elements of today’s most popular mobile and social media applications. The announcement was made at EDUCAUSE 2011, the annual gathering of the world’s education technology leaders.

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Blackboard Releases ANGEL 8.0

Blackboard Inc. today announced the launch of Blackboard Learn(TM) - ANGEL Edition 8.0, which brings a range of key product enhancements driven by input from ANGEL clients and follows through on another commitment from Blackboard to support ANGEL institutions with continued development and support.

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Blackboard Certified

Department of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, Wentworth Institute of Technology (Mass.)

While the rest of the working world uses summer as a time to decamp to waterfront locales, college and university officials take advantage of quieter campuses to catch up on projects and prepare for the return of students. At Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, summer activities include training student leaders.

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California State University Channel Islands Selects Blackboard Learn 9.1

California State University Channel Islands (CI) has selected Blackboard Learn™ 9.1 following a comprehensive evaluation of learning management systems (LMS), Blackboard Inc. announced today. After comparing the performance and cost of Release 9.1 and an open source alternative, CI found that Blackboard Learn 9.1 best fit the needs of its faculty and students and was the superior option for training, support and cost savings.

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Pearson Selected to Provide Learning Management System for Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

Pearson today announced that it has been selected by Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) to be the new learning management system provider for UTI’s blended learning curriculum, a program that merges the advantages of modern learning technologies with the benefits of hands-on training by UTI instructors. UTI is a leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

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Blackboard Jumble

Center for Teaching & Learning, Regent University

Blackboard, the ubiquitous online course-management tool, is a valuable resource for faculty, staff, and administrators alike. However, its learning outcomes are only as good as the quality of material that faculty members use to build all of their courses on the back end—a typically lengthy process. So when Regent University (Va.) officials decided to add an undergraduate business major and approached the school’s Center for Teaching & Learning in April 2008 to develop and deploy 40 online courses over the next year, CTL staff knew they had to find a different way of doing things.

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