This Week in Review – November 5th to November 11th

Other Announces Otter for Education at Educause

Otter for Education, a version of Otter Voice Notes for universities, is launching in December 2018. Three universities: Tulane University, Western Kentucky University, and UCLA have signed agreements to use Otter Voice Notes in a pilot project.

Otter for Education which allows lecture note-taking, transcription of research interviews, capturing notes from group study sessions as well as processing of public audio data, will be used as an alternative accessibility tool for students.

Source: Business Wire

Cloud - Athabasca University

Athabasca University First Canadian Post-Secondary Institution to Officially Collaborate with Amazon Web Services

Athabasca University has entered into a formal collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services. Together, the two organizations will be designing, implementing and managing cloud education programs which will broaden opportunities for innovative learning experiences.

This collaboration was brought about through the university's Imagine 5-Year Strategic Plan which focuses on being open, flexible and everywhere.

Source: The Hub

ERP - Oracle Cloud - West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

Medical School Cuts Costs with Oracle Cloud

Since the launch of Oracle Cloud just a month ago, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has already saved around $50,000 in operational costs while being able to deliver a highly engaging and efficient experience to students and staff alike.

Having seamlessly integrated with WVSOM's current learning management system, this new dynamic and secure platform allows a holistic management of the school's operational functions.

Source: Oracle Press Release

Grants - Oakland University 

The Switch: How Fast Growing Oakland University Streamlined Processes After Switching From an In-House Tool to InfoReady Review

Needing a way to make the application cycle for internal awards easier for students and faculty, Oakland University's Research Office adopted InfoReady Review.

The ease of use of this new tool as well as the time saved and the overall positive experience implementing the system made it so that Oakland University expanded its initial plans to also include several other departments.

Source: InfoReady Blog

Student Information System - Several Colleges

Jenzabar Continues Strong Momentum with Five New Customers and Expanded Engagements for Cloud-based Student Systems Solutions

Jenzabar announced today that it has added five new customers: Bismarck State College Innovations Foundation, Cox College, Doral College, Hill College, and Montreat College.

Jenzabar’s ease of use and cohesive management of all administrative tasks online makes this product sought after by many smaller institutions.

Source: Jenzabar Blog


Tom Longstaff Named CTO of Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute

Tom Longstaff has returned to Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute as chief technology officer.

In his new position, Longstaff will be responsible for formulating a technical strategy and overseeing an SEI-funded research program.

Source: ExecutiveBiz

Transitions: Rush U. Selects New President, Chief of Staff Named at Cleveland State U.

Read the list of transitions on The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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