This Week In Review – July 1st to July 14th

Acquisition

Infinite Campus Selects Converge Learning Management System as Digital Learning Partner

Converge Learning Management System is now a Digital Learning Partner. An engaging learning management system supporting blended and online instruction, Converge will offer Infinite Campus teachers tools which will save them time as well as reduce manual errors.

The full integration of both systems should become available to all district customers for spring 2020. 

Source: Yahoo! Finance


Acquisition

Wiley Announces Agreement to Acquire Zyante Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante serves over 500,000 students across 500 institutions, bridging the gap between classroom and career with a platform that maximizes learner engagement and retention through demonstration and hands-on learning experiences.

“Like Wiley, zyBooks is eager to disrupt the education industry, and we're excited to work with Wiley to make learning more impactful and accessible,” says Smita Bakshi, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Zyante.

Sources: Wiley Newsroom | Wallstreet Online | Publishers Weekly


Business Intelligence - University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota to use GlyphEd to Improve Enrollment Strategies

GlyphEd announced today that the University of South Dakota has joined its customer roster. With interactive graphical/visual representation, GlyphEd is able to help school administrators analyse a wide array of student data in a way as to uncover answers to questions that have not yet been raised.

"Traditional methods for managing our enrollment funnels no longer guarantee the outcomes which position USD as a leader in our region. Trying GlyphEd's visualization software will enhance our current enrollment management solution capabilities and help uncover insights in our data needed to determine the effectiveness of our numerous initiatives," says Scott Pohlson, vice president of enrollment, marketing, and university relations.

Source: benzinga


Financial Aid - MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College Simplifies Financial Aid Application Process

The MiraCosta College Financial Aid Office is rolling out a new software program called CampusLogic this Fall. Students will now face less paperwork when applying for financial aid while the financial aid office staff will see major improvements in efficiency. These improvements will allow staff more time for outreach and individual counselling.

Source: Times of San Diego


Library Information Services - Christian Heritage College

Christian Heritage College Chooses ProQuest One™ Academic

Christian Heritage College (CHC) has selected ProQuest One Academic, making CHC the first institution in the Australia/New Zealand region to adopt the newest product from ProQuest.  

“CHC has an active research culture, and a resource like ProQuest One Academic has been long-awaited by both our faculty and students,” said Stephen Morton, Senior Librarian at CHC. This newest product from ProQuest should provide CHC with an intuitive and cross-searchable single interface to improve research, teaching and learning outcomes for faculty and students.

Source: ProQuest News


Learning Management System - University of Maastricht

The University of Maastricht adopts the Canvas Learning Management System

In an effort to strengthen problem-based learning, the University of Maastricht has replaced its learning management system (LMS) with Canvas. This next-generation platform will support a student-centered approach, which will contribute to the University's efforts to maintain its leading position and world ranking.

"The Canvas learning management system has demonstrated its great usefulness to students, lecturers and university staff, and we hope it will enhance the collaborative and problem-based learning experience that helps our students become lifelong learners and prepares them for for the world of work, "said Ingrid Wijk , director of the university library at the University of Maastricht.

Source: Cision PR Newswire | Firmenpresse