This Week In Review – July 30th to August 12th


Edmentum Acquires Calvert Education Services to Expand Virtual Learning Offering

Edmentum recently announced the acquisition of Calvert Education Services. While Calvert Education Services helps educators and students alike succeed through virtual and blended learning solutions at the elementary level offering parents full access to digital resources, Edmentum, with its Plato Courseware, provide K-12 users high-quality, standards-aligned digital curriculum. This union thus makes for an optimum digital-first experience for students from kindergarten through grade 12.

Source: Edmentum News

Customer Relationship Management - Colorado School of Mines

World-Renowned Colorado School of Mines Joins Liaison's EngineeringCAS™

Liaison International just announced that Colorado School of Mines (Mines) has joined EngineeringCAS™, the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for graduate engineering programs.

With EngineeringCAS web-based application solution that allows students to apply to multiple programs of interest with just one set of application materials, as well as providing data about discipline-wide enrollment trends, Mines believes it will be in a good position to accomplish its goals of bridging the gap between the engineering and education communities and increasing graduate-level engineering enrollment.

Source: Yahoo! Finance

Learning Management System - University of the Sciences

Brightspace is the Right Prescription for University of the Sciences

D2L announced that the University of the Sciences (USciences) has chosen the Brightspace platform to help train its learners in the sciences, health professions and related disciplines. It primarily chose Brightspace for its responsive and robust mobile experience, its advanced adaptive learning capabilities, its flexible grade book and its overall ease and flexibility.

USciences believes that with D2L’s help, it will be in an even better position for a strong future serving learners.

Sources: Globe Newswire | The Canadian Business Journal | Yahoo! Finance

Online Program Management - University of Glasgow

FutureLearn Announces First Online Degree with the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow will deliver its first online degree on the FutureLearn platform. The University of Glasgow and FutureLearn which have been partners since FutureLearn launched, have now expanded their partnership to include this first online postgraduate degree: End of Life Studies.

Students who wish to study one of the most pressing global issues of our times will be able to do so in a flexible, online, micro-sized education way for free before committing to a full degree.

Source: FutureLearn News

Textbooks - Bethel College

Bethel College Selects Akademos’ Full-Service Online Platform To Manage Course Materials & Support Textbook Buyback

Starting this Fall, Bethel College will offer its students and faculty access to an an expanded selection of low-cost textbooks and course materials through the new Akademos course materials platform.

Additionally, Akademos will provide the College with not only a comprehensive guaranteed buyback program, but with a comprehensive course materials adoption process. The paired analytics dashboard will allow the College to track critical data and communicate with faculty and students via built-in notifications.

Source: PR Underground