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Knewton To Offer Adaptive Versions of OpenStax OER

Knewton has signed a deal with open educational resource provider OpenStax that enables the education technology company to use the organization's open educational resources as part of a new digital product line.

Udacity Partners with Didi Chuxing for $100,000 Machine Learning Competition

The companies will work together on innovations that will affect hundreds of millions of ride-sharing service users.

Strayer U Pilot Shows Student Success with Predictive Analytics

A university that has been testing out the use of an analytics infrastructure to improve student outcomes and retention has reported positive results, including improvements in attendance, course drop rates and course success.

Elsevier Stirs Up Controversy with SSRN Acquisition

Response to the purchase was immediate and fierce, but Elsevier maintains it will keep SSRN's "freemium" model.



Colorado State U Taps Private Partner To Develop AI-Based Tutorials

Colorado State University is teaming up with a private partner in an effort to develop new learning and assessment tools.

Blackboard, FATV Partner on Financial Aid Video Services

Blackboard has partnered with FATV (Financial Aid TV) to provide current and prospective students with on-demand access to financial aid and financial literacy videos.

U.S. Universities Come Out on Top in Country Ranking

In a country-by-country comparison of universities, the United States comes out on top when the criteria encompasses whole system strength, access, performance of leading institutions and the impact of national investment in higher education.

National Institute for STEM Ed Integrates Chalk & Wire's E-Portfolio Tool

The National Institute for STEM Education has partnered with Chalk & Wire in an effort to improve assessment of STEM teachers as they seek certification.

Private Institutions Sign on To Redeem 'Tuition Reward' Points

A number of private colleges have recently signed on for a program that gives them marketing access to potential students whose families have accounts at specific financial companies.

Study: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.

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