KKR Completes Acquisition of OverDrive
OverDrive announced the completion of its acquisition by KKR; an acquisition in the works since December 2019.
With a long history of successful investing, KKR is pursuing its commitment to public libraries, K-12 schools, and the corporate digital content sectors.
Source: Library Technology Guide
Ivy.ai, with Creighton University and SUNY Stony Brook, Develop #CampusClear, a Free COVID-19 Self-Screen App for Colleges and Universities
With rising concerns over health and safety, Creighton University turned to its AI technology partner, Ivy.ai, for a self-monitoring solution. Together with Creighton and SUNY Stony Brook, Ivy.ai developed #CampusClear, a free mobile app to support self-screening for students, faculty, and campus visitors.
#CampusClear prompts users to answer a health question every day which leads to a one-day pass for visitors or self-quarantine instructions. The new app also provides real-time analytics to campus officials as well as to connect with the school’s student information system thus enabling officials to identify hot spots and monitor possible outbreaks.
Source: Yahoo! Finance
Learning Management System – Telangana, India
Online Education Platform Vu2Learn Launched in Telangana
With the goal of making online education safe and accessible, Vu2Vu Ireland and LAMHAS Satellite Services Ltd. launched a complete Learning Management System called Vu2Learn in Telangana that is also accessible in the whole of India.
This platform has been fully developed in India and offers several online education delivery tools for the overall management of an institution. It is available as a software-as-a-service solution.
Source: Telangana Today
Online Program Management – Saint Francis University
Saint Francis University Selects Collegis Education to Provide Managed Technology and Marketing Services
Saint Francis University has selected Collegis Education to provide IT managed services and strategic marketing solutions in order to transform operations at the school as well as drive greater efficiencies for meaningful student experience and growth.
Through a multi-year partnership, Saint Francis and Collegis will begin a long-term initiative to transition to a next-generation platform which should improve the overall technology experience for students and staff.
Source: Business Wire
Textbooks – Idaho State University
Idaho State University Selects Barnes & Noble College to Manage its Bookstore Operations
Idaho State University (ISU) has selected Barnes & Noble College to manage its in-store and online bookstore operations thus supporting academic success by offering an extensive selection of used, digital and new textbooks, and rentals with price-match programs.
Barnes & Noble College hopes to drive significant cost savings for ISU students as well as offer open educational resources. Faculty will gain access to the Adoptions & Insights Portal for course material adoptions, recommendations, and the ability to compare course material prices and formats.
Source: ISU News