PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Creating the Most Comprehensive Unified Classroom Solution for K-12 Education
PowerSchool recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Schoology. With the combination of Schoology’s K-12 education learning technology solutions and PowerSchool’s full suite of K-12 resource solutions, customers shall now have access to a world-class unified classroom solution that will integrate with any student information system they currently use.
This agreement is part of PowerSchool’s continued commitment and core mission of providing all educators, students, and parents with integrated software solutions that save time, create efficiencies and eliminate silos across all aspects of K-12 education.
Conferencing – Ohio Northern University
Midwestern Liberal Arts College Taps Echo360 for Reliable, Scheduled Video Capture, Allowing Faculty to Easily Record Crucial Course Content
In an effort to improve the student learning experience and to reduce the administrative burden, Ohio Northern University, a Midwestern college, announced the purchase of Echo360 video platform which will soon be available to all instructors and students.
With this new platform, the college’s faculty can now record, edit and share video content while also using the platform to solicit questions from students. Echo360’s reliability, scheduling capacity and affordable cost made this platform the one of choice for Ohio Northern.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Learning Management System – North American Religious Schools
North American Religious Schools Sign On With D2L
Five leading religious postsecondary institutions have recently chosen D2L’s Brightspace as their new learning platform.
The implementation of Brightspace allows for the flexibility and mobile accessibility that non-traditional learners, such as older students looking for a career change or new purpose which are often attracted to religiously affiliated schools, require to achieve their full potential.
Library Information System – Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology is the First Institution to Go Live With FOLIO Library Service Platform
Chalmers University of Technology has become the first university library to go live with FOLIO, an open-source service platform created by a community of librarians, thus helping the university to manage both its electronic resources and print materials on the same platform.
“We knew we were leveraging the work of our fellow librarians and the FOLIO community while also contributing back the real-time information we were acquiring about the system and how it worked in a live environment,” says Marie Wenander, Head of Information Resources at Chalmers,
Textbooks – Sinclair College
Sinclair College selects eCampus.com
To further its commitment to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, Sinclair College selected eCampus.com Online Bookstores.
This new partnership, which will serve over 30,000 students, will not only allow users to save up to 70% off publisher list prices, but eCampus.com will also offer a seamless integration with Sinclair’s Student Information System, thus offering streamlined course material ordering at the same time the students register for classes.