AcademicPub, the leading provider of digital and print custom books for higher education, today announced seven publishers have become partners in the world’s largest repository of chunked content available for creating custom course material.
HIGHER ED TEACHING STRATEGIES FROM MAGNA PUBLICATIONS
The Teaching Professor is pleased to announce the line-up for the Teaching Professor Technology Conference. With the conference theme of Blended, Flipped & Massive, The Teaching Professor Technology Conference will focus on the pedagogically effective ways you can harness these new technologies in your courses and on your campus.
As students and the accreditation bodies that regulate colleges and universities demand direct-evidence of student learning, being able to connect learning outcomes to assessments is increasingly important. ExamSoft, the leading provider of intelligent embedded assessment solutions, today announced updates to its platform that will help faculty members and institutions get information in real time and intervene earlier with students. Built for faculty, the new release offers simpler navigation, streamlined question creation, the ability to blueprint exams by learning outcome, and easier student management and report creation.
Major Grant Awarded to WICHE & Partners to Create Interstate Reciprocity in Postsecondary Distance Education
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its partners have been awarded a $2.3 million grant from Lumina Foundation for a national initiative that will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines, as well as making it easier for states to regulate and institutions to participate in interstate distance education. WICHE and its regional partners – the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) – along with the Presidents’ Forum, the Council of State Governments (CSG), and the Commission on Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education, created by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU), worked together to forge a national initiative, the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), that will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.
MediaCore, the cloud-based video education platform, is announcing at Campus Technology 2013 a new plug-in for Moodle the most widely-used Learning Management System in the world. Visit MediaCore at Booth 1211 to see how universities and colleges are using video to engage students, encourage peer-to-peer learning and support learning beyond the lecture hall.
The State University of New York (SUNY) Information Technology Exchange Center (ITEC) today announced its acquisition of the Ensemble Video platform. Ensemble Video will provide streamlined video content management and publishing capabilities throughout the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education.
AcademicPub(TM), the world’s largest provider of copyright-cleared content for digital and printed course packs in higher education, today announced the launch of Express Books(TM), enabling professors to self- publish. The announcement was made by Caroline Vanderlip, CEO, of AcademicPub parent SharedBook Inc.
i>clicker, one of the most widely used student response systems in higher education, today announced the release of i>clicker GO, a mobile response solution that transforms laptops, smartphones and tablets into student response devices. i>clicker GO is available for purchase at https://www.iclickergo.com or as an app from the iTunes and Google Play app stores.
Getty Images, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of imagery, video and other multimedia products has partnered with AcademicPub(TM), a technology platform which enables faculty to create customized course packs with real-time selection of copyright-cleared content from multiple publishers and sources.
Blackboard Launches Mosaic, a Web-Based Platform That Lets Institutions Rapidly Issue High-Quality Apps
Blackboard today unveiled Mosaic™, a unique platform that gives schools and universities a radically different approach to deploying mobile apps. While institutions can spend months developing apps and lack flexibility to make changes once they’ve launched, Mosaic greatly simplifies the process so that people with very limited technology experience can create, deploy and update high-quality, device-specific apps in minutes or days.