Education World Reacts to Coronavirus: The Latest Developments
As communities and whole countries try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, 300 million students are out of school around the world. This virus is having a major impact on educational learning.
EdSurge is keeping an eye on the situation and offering updates on its website regarding cancellations and restrictions as well as how different institutions deal with this epidemic.
The Software Company that Advertises on Miami Heat Uniform Merging with Another Firm
Weston-based Ultimate Software, which was taken private last year by an investor group, is planning to merge with Massachusetts-based Kronos to form a new cloud computing venture. This new company specializing in human resources software will be led by Kronos’ current CEO.
Enterprise Resource Planning – Arkansas State University
Arkansas State University System Selects Ellucian Banner for a Unified Cloud-Based ERP
In an effort to achieve a shared, scalable cloud platform, the Arkansas State University (ASU) System selected Ellucian Banner. Using Banner, the system’s schools will thus form an agile technology ecosystem, pooling resources, and expertise while benefitting from enhanced student services, and greater operational agility.
“[…] With this Ellucian partnership, we’re able to give schools of every size the same access to high-caliber technology at scale and the resources of an advanced cloud provider,” says ASU System President Chuck Welch.
Library Information Services – University of Roehampton
University of Roehampton selects OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services
The University of Roehampton selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new library services platform. WMS will provide library users with quick access to electronic materials as well as providing data to improve library activities and track key metrics.
“WMS gives us the power to deliver a digital library experience to match our award-winning library,” said Anne Pietsch, Head of Collections and Academic Engagement at the University of Roehampton.
Source: Library Technology Guide
Textbooks – Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
Cengage Partners with Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University to Provide Educational Resources and Technology to Students and Faculty
Cengage announced a new partnership with Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) which will drive technology-enhanced learning. Cengage’s unstoppable vision to enrich learning experiences around the globe goes hand in hand with PMU’s strategic goal to enhance the educational services provided to students and faculty members. In the longer term, this new partnership shall provide enrichment products and services including a soft skills-based curriculum, professional development workshops, and regional faculty events.
Source: Cengage Press Release