This Week in Review – July 23rd to July 29th


U.S. Warns of Rising Hacker Threats to SAP, Oracle Business Software

The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert citing a wide-ranging study by two cybersecurity firms about the risks posed to thousands of unpatched business systems from software makers Oracle and SAP.

The alarm was raised because firms store highly sensitive data in the vulnerable products, known as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Many of these issues date back a decade or more, but the new report shows rapidly rising interest by hacker activists, cybercriminals and government spy agencies in capitalizing on these issues, Onapsis Chief Executive Mariano Nunez told Reuters.

Source: KITCO


Moodle Ends Partnership with Blackboard

“While we thank Blackboard for being a solid contributor to the Moodle project during the past 6 years, the fact is that the proportion of our revenue coming from our partnership with Blackboard has been steadily declining every year since 2012. Now is the right time to clarify the situation between us and focus more tightly on our exciting roadmap around our open software,” said Martin Dougiamas, CEO and Founder of Moodle.

Source: moodle

ePortfolios - University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Partners with Portfolium for Assessment & ePortfolios

Portfolium's ePortfolio technology will help University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma students maintain lifelong access to curricular and co-curricular learning artifacts in order to reflect on their skills and navigate their career journeys.

This new partnership will also benefit staff and faculty by allowing them to conduct direct, authentic assessments of student work samples and accurately measure student learning outcomes.

Source: Markets Insider

Learning Management System - National Park College

National Park College Chooses Brightspace

After an extensive search for a new learning management system (LMS), National Park College selected D2L's Brightspace for its ease of use, for its many features and for its easy importing of data with limited cleanup necessary.

Source: CANTECH LETTER / GlobeNewswire

Online Management Program - Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University Selects Learning House to Launch Innovative Online Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University has selected Learning House, a program manager, as its partner in the development of at least 25 innovative online degree programs, ten of which are scheduled to roll out in the Fall of 2018.

"We're excited to work with Learning House to provide access and scale to a diverse set of innovative online programs that will allow our students to succeed in today's evolving workforce," says Dr. Christopher A. Capuano, President of FDU.

Source: Markets Insider

Textbooks - Warren County Community College 

Warren County Community College Students to Save Money on Cengage Unlimited Subscription 'Book' Program

An agreement to implement the Cengage Unlimited subscription service institution-wide was just signed between Cengage and Warren County Community College (WCCC).

"This is an amazing program that will provide students with a one-time annual fee for online course 'books' and other related materials," said Dr. Will Austin, President of WCCC, located in rural Washington Township, New Jersey.

Source: Cision PR Newswire