Zovio and University of Arizona Announce Transformational Higher Ed Agreement
Zovio, an education technology services company, announced that the University of Arizona (UA) will acquire Ashford University’s assets – a university with a population of students largely made up of adult learners which mostly come from regions outside of UA’s typical sphere, to become a newly formed non-profit entity that will bear the name of The University of Arizona Global Campus.
The new University of Arizona Global Campus, which will be fully online, will offer nontraditional and underrepresented students access to flexible, affordable, high-quality higher education opportunities. While Zovio will continue providing excellent education technology services to the University of Arizona Global Campus, this acquisition will expand UA’s reach and ability to provide access to more nontraditional students with a capacity to meet students wherever they are in their educational journey.
Career Readiness Solutions – Central American Technology University
UNITEC Joins Symplicity to Expand Student Employability
Central American Technology University (UNITEC) Honduras has announced a new partnership with Simplicity Corporation. As UNITEC was in search of a career services solution to help with its employability process, they were pleased to pair up with Simplicity instead of developing a product internally.
This partnership is deemed to be a perfect match as Simplicity is already familiar with the university systems, so far serving over 20,000 students in the region.
Source: Business Wire
Conferencing – Lamar University
YuJa Formally Announces Partnership with Lamar University to Provide Site-Wide Video CMS and Lecture Capture Capabilities
In an effort to improve its student engagement campus-wide, and when delivering engaging content is more important than ever, Lamar University selected YuJa Inc. for its live streaming, video engagement tools, and classroom recording tools.
Source: Business Wire
Learning Management System – Habib University
Habib University Leads the Way in Educational Innovation
After a rigorous evaluation process, Habib University becomes the first institute of higher learning in Pakistan to acquire Canvas. “Acquisition of Canvas will allow us to transition to a HyFlex model which appears to be the most promising solution for the evolving needs of the higher education community,” says Dr. Anzar Khaliq, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Research at Habib University.
The could-based platform will not only integrate seamlessly with the University’s third-party software, but it also has a user-friendly interface which makes it especially easy for users with varied understanding of technology.
Source: Business Recorder
Learning Management System – The Texas Education Agency
TEA Will Offer Free Learning Management System to Texas Schools for Two Years to Help Bolster Remote and Classroom Instruction
As part of the Texas Home Learning 3.0 initiative, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the implementation of PowerSchool’s Schoology to all Texas school systems for two years at no cost.
Not only does Schoology serves as an online learning hub for digital content and communication, but it brings together teachers, students, parents, and administrators so as to provide easy access to classes, assignments, and grades. This will be especially useful for families who choose for their children to receive instruction remotely because of COVID-19.
Source: Texas Education Agency News
Library Information System – Colorado College
Colorado College Selects TIND IR and TIND DA
Colorado College selected a combined TIND IR and TIND DA instance for its multi-media repository. TIND ranked highest in the college’s search for a modern platform with features that benefits its community. The system is expected to go live over the coming months.
Source: Library Technology Guide
Online Program Management – University System of Maryland
University System of Maryland Launches an Instructional Design Support Center for More than 11,000 Faculty
The University System of Maryland (USM) announced a partnership with iDesign to design, build, and support their online courses. The new service will be available this summer across USM.
The Instructional Design Support Center should improve course quality for students while easing the transition for faculty to online teaching. More than 11,000 faculty members across 10 USM campuses will receive access to a hub of resources to support online teaching and course design.
Source: Cision PR Newswire