This Week In Review – April 29th to May 5th



Cengage, McGraw-Hill Agree to Merge to Become 2nd Biggest US Textbook Publisher

As Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education plan to join forces, this new company would become the second-biggest textbook publisher in the U.S. Both companies, having recently reoriented their businesses around digital offerings, are betting on annual student subscriptions with unlimited access to all of their digital textbook materials, along with online homework tools and study guides.

Sources: EdSurge | The Wall Street Journal

Conferencing - Brock University

Ontario's Brock University Taps Echo360 for Campus Educational Video Management

Brock University announced the launch of a new initiative to streamline the use of video by instructors, administrators, and students. The University selected Echo360 for its cost-effective, high-quality video content usage for online, blended, and face-to-face learning as well as its hands-on approach to implementation.

Brock University and Echo360 worked together to build and execute a custom plan which led to the successful migration of nearly 5,000 video files.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Conferencing - College of DuPage

College of DuPage Selects YuJa to Provide Enterprise Video Content Management Solutions

The Board of Trustees of the College of DuPage recently chose to award a 5-year agreement to YuJa Inc. to provide campus-wide enterprise video solutions.

The College selected YuJa for its site-wide implementation, including integration within their on-premise Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn 9.1.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Enterprise Resource Planning - Aiken County Public School District

Aiken County Schools Prepare to Launch "PowerSchool" District-Wide

Aiken County parents are finding PowerSchool empowering when it comes to understanding their children’s academic path. From grades to attendance to linking parents and teachers, PowerSchool allows easy access to a child's education, all at the click of a mouse.

Sources: | Aiken County Public Schools headlines

Naropa University

Naropa University Selects Ellucian Cloud Solutions to Modernize Student Journey

In order to deliver a coherent student experience and achieve better organizational alignment, Naropa University has chosen Ellucian cloud solutions to create a unified technology framework to support the complete student journey from prospect through graduation.

While Ellucian Colleague will help Naropa deliver a coherent student experience, Ellucian CRM Recruit and Ellucian CRM Advise will help the University bring its vision of a truly unified student journey to life. Ellucian will also provide full technology management services to Naropa working to ensure that systems are optimized and adopted.

Source: BusinessWire

Library Information System - Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University Chooses ProQuest One™ Academic

ProQuest One Academic, the newest product from ProQuest, was chosen by John Moores University as a single solution to improve research, teaching and learning outcomes for faculty and students.

“Maximizing the visibility and usability of our collections has been a key driver for our library services. ProQuest One Academic will give us the opportunity to consolidate existing resources and deliver access to a wealth of new high-quality journal, ebook, video, dissertation and news content to our user community in a cost-effective way” says Sarah Robbins, Digital Content Services Team Leader at LJMU.

Source: ProQuest News

Justin Menard