Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware
The Toronto-based company, Top Hat, who once relied on textbook publishers to distribute its technology, has just reached an agreement to acquire more than 400 higher education textbooks from Nelson; textbooks used in more than 80 percent of Canadian colleges and universities.
This is the biggest acquisition announced by Top Hat and will mark a new beginning for the company that will now be able to compete with publishers in their core business of course materials.
Learning Management System – Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
MITT Selects Brightspace Education Platform
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) selected the Brightspace platform as its new learning management system (LMS). MITT will migrate students and faculty to Brightspace for both blended and online learning. For MITT, the advantages of Brightspace over their old LMS are its easy-to-use, robust learning analytics dashboard, its capacity to support fully-online learning as well as D2L’s commitment to continual improvement.
Source: The Canadian Business Journal
Learning Management System – Ministry of Education Thailand
Edmodo and Coding Galaxy Chosen by MoE Thailand as K-12 Learning Solutions
NetDragon Websoft just announced that two of their education products, namely Edmodo and Coding Galaxy, have been selected by the Ministry of Education Thailand (MoE) for its K-12 schools.
The temporary closure of schools has led to an imminent need for an effective online platform that MoE believes will be found in the Edmodo platform given its ability and readiness to offer a rich environment to support collaborative learning.
Coding Galaxy has also been chosen to offer a gamified learning app that will enable interactive teaching in a fun and immersive learning environment.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Library Information System – Southeast Community College
Southeast Community College selects Library.Solution
Southeast Community College (SCC) has selected Library.Solution as their new library management platform, looking forward to enhancing the library experience for their borrowers.
Library.Solution will greatly benefit SCC students as they will be able to simply show their IDs and a copy of their current class schedule to check out material at most Nebraska academic libraries. Students and staff from the college were also quickly able to take advantage of the new features which are especially helpful in this pandemic period.
Source: Library Technology Guide