This Week in Review – April 15th to April 21st


Wisenet Seeks Slice of Multi-Billion Dollar Public Education Sector IT Spend

Wisenet is thrilled to announce the launch of Wisenet ITS Application Suite aimed at Australian universities.

Wisenet ITS represents a Campus Management Suite built on the powerful Oracle platform.  Wisenet ITS can be customised and configured to meet demanding and complex workflows that will benefit the complete student lifecycle management, from student outcomes to more efficient operations as well as more value for money when it comes to IT spending.

Sources: PRWire | itBrief | ChannelLife


Atlassian Acquires AgileCraft for $166M

Atlassian announced it has acquired AgileCraft, a service which provides business leaders with insights into the current status of technical projects, their risks and dependencies. Focusing on Agile methodology, AgileCraft helps the business teams manage the digital transformation of their businesses.

Source: TechCrunch

Zovio Announces it has Acquired TutorMe, a Leading Online Tutoring Solution

Zovio (formely known as Bridgepoint) announced it is expanding the scope of services it offers through its acquisition of TutorMe, an online tutoring service which was built by students to help students. TutorMe seamlessly integrates with learning management systems and course management systems, making it an easy transition for colleges and universities to provide additional student learning support.


Advising and Degree Audit- University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UA Little Rock Preparing a New Advising App for Campus-Wide Use

CRM Advise will be launched in late spring - early summer to make advising faster and more thorough. CRM Advise will be used in conjunction with the university’s new centralized advising process, which aims to create a common practice for advising across departments. This new tool will bring new capabilities such as a “Success Engine” which evaluates students’ progress on various inputs as well as a more centralized view toward both general and specific student populations.

Source: UA Little Rock News

Career Readiness Solutions - Arkansas Department of Education

Naviance by Hobsons Selected to Support Arkansas Student Success Plans

As all Arkansas students must have a Student Success Plan by the end of 8th grade, Naviance, which has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), will be an excellent tool to support such student success planning process.

Having already helped more than 13 million middle and high school students discover their strengths, identify college and career pathways, and create actionable plans to reach their goals, Naviance is the best choice for the ADE to equip students with the skill sets, tool sets and mindsets for success.

Source: Yahoo! Finance

eLearning - Arizona State University

CPLS Partnerships for the Gradarius™ Learning Platform to Include Arizona State University

Online learning platform developer Castle Point Learning Systems (CPLS) announced that the Gradarius™ online platform will be utilized in Arizona State University Calculus courses. Replacing written homework, Gradarius™ offers unique interactive instruction that provides a complete learning experience, from concept introduction and practice to assessment and mastery.

Source: Globe Newswire

Library Information System - University of North Carolina at Pembroke

University of North Carolina at Pembroke Selects Ex Libris Alma, Primo, and Leganto Solutions

With a vision is to create the university library of the future, one that blends a unified, integrated library system with powerful search technologies and a superior, affordable student experience, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Legant course resource list tool.

Through this combination of Ex Libris solutions, the university looks forward to maximizing the use of their library’s collections, both physical and electronic.

Source: ProQuest News

OPM - edX - NYU Tandon

NYU Tandon Partners with edX to Offer Affordable MicroMasters Program as a Pathway into Digital Media

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is partnering with the learning platform edX to launch a four-course MicroMasters program in Integrated Digital Media (IDM). MicroMasters programs are recognized by employers for their real-world relevance and utility in the field; they also serve as a pathway to further advanced study.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Retention Management - Blackhawk Technical College

Blackhawk Technical College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

Hobsons announced that Blackhawk Technical College has chosen to partner with Hobson's Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide flexible learning and impactful advising for all students.

Blackhawk Tech's mission, which is to help students build their future with flexible education in a supportive environment, will be in a position to do just that with the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform which will leverage reliable data to pinpoint areas of concern and opportunity, identifying at-risk students, connecting them with valuable resources, and building career and academic plans to achieve student goals with the least momentum lost.

Source: Yahoo! Finance