Wiley Acquires mthree
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree is recognized as a training hub for aspiring students to fully meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers. mthree also places these students within financial and technology institutions and retrain them as needed.
This acquisition will enhance Wiley’s commitment to “[…] bridging the gap between education output and industry need”, as noted by Brian Napack, President and CEO of Wiley, as well as its commitment to driving outstanding career outcomes.
Advising and Degree Audit – Kaskaskia College
Kaskaskia College Approves Program to Help Students Manage Classes
The Kaskaskia College Board recently approved the purchase of the Ellucian Colleague Student Planning Module which is designed to help students track their graduation requirements. This module shall not only help students have a better overview of their degree path but also allow the college to quickly see administrative efficiencies (like additional course sections needed) while streamlining the interaction between academic advisors and faculty mentors.
Source: Southern Illinois Now
Conferencing – Kansas City Kansas Community College
Panopto Replaces Tegrity as the New System for Lecture Capture and Video Content Repository
Kansas City Kansas Community College has chosen to replace its lecture capture and video content repository with Panopto, which has all the functionalities of the system they are replacing with the added benefits of blackboard gradebook integration, analytics, video assignment submissions and more.
This new system shall be implemented for the Spring classes of 2020.
Learning Management System – Umm Al-Qura University
Umm Al-Qura University Selects Blackboard to Replace D2L
Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), one of the largest public Islamic universities in Saudi Arabia, has selected Blackboard Learn to replace its legacy system.
This new purchase features in UQU’s Vision 2030 mission of educational reform. It shall also support the ease with which UQU wishes “[…] to engage in endeavors such as joint training, knowledge transfer and exchange of e-learning resources,” says Dr. Ahmed Hameed, Vice-Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education for Development and Entrepreneurship at Umm Al-Qura University.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Library Information System – Texas A&M University
A phased migration is being prepared for the new LMS system that Texas A&M University has selected: Canvas. The selection committee is pleased with what they perceive to be “[…] a robust software platform that will support our faculty as we move forward in the digital learning environment of the future.”
The University is looking forward to the transformational teaching and learning opportunities that Canvas will offer to its students and faculty.
Source: Texas A&M News
Library Information System – University of California System
UC Selects Ex Libris for Systemwide ILS
After careful consideration of the University of California (UC) libraries’ goals and requirements for a shared solution, the council selected the Ex Libris Alma and Primo services to be deployed within the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS).
Selecting the vendor was only the one step in the implementation and migration to a SILS. This step will be followed by a decision on when and how the libraries should harmonized which will enable the improvement of end-user experience in the discovery and access to UC’s vast collections.
Source: Library Technology Guide