This Week in Review – May 20th to May 26th


Acendre Makes Deal to Expand e-Learning Platform

The Australian-based company Acendre has just expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of ICS Learning Group, a company offering e-learning and learning management solutions.

This comes merely five months after Strattam Capital acquired Acendre in order to create a platform for further acquisitions around software-as-a-service talent management capabilities.

Source: Washington Technology

Conferencing - University of Idaho

University of Idaho Expands Videoconferencing and Distance Learning Capabilities with Panacast 2 180-Degree-View Camera Systems

Three years ago Cassidy Hall, Director of the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning at the University of Idaho, began using PanaCast 2 180-degree view camera systems as both permanent room solutions and mobile, plug-and-play options as part of a camera lending program.

Since then, she has not only purchased and deployed a dozen PanaCast 2 camera systems, but also started a lending program that makes cameras available to any faculty who request them. The easy to plug in system, which requires no set up or technical expertise, broadens the value of the technology and provides greater institutional flexibility.

Source: PanaCast News

Enterprise Resource Planning - University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh Selects Oracle ERP Cloud to Help Build Better Lives

The University of Pittsburgh selected Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud to support its mission to advance teaching, research and public service. With the help of Oracle ERP Cloud, the University will integrate emerging technology to support changing organizational demands. 

The University also plans to implement Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud for core HR processes in the near future. These two solutions shall enhance organizational alignment and business insight for the University.

Source: Yahoo! Finance | Cision PR Newswire

Learning Management System - Spartanburg Methodist College

Brightspace to Help Spartanburg Methodist College Reach an Ambitious Goal

Moving forward on their ambitious goal to see 95 percent of their bachelor’s degree grads hired, Spartanburg Methodist College selected D2L’s Brightspace as their new learning management system.

The College’s choice rested with Brightspace mainly because of its Faculty’s overwhelmingly positive feeback, of the ease of use of the system which would make for a great student experience and for the fact that D2L won the first ever Cloud Cohort Partner Award.

Source: Globe Newswire

Online Program Management - Moravian College

Moravian College Partners with ExtensionEngine to Develop its First Fully Online Program, Establish Foundation for Further Innovation

In order to create and launch its first graduate business online learning program as well as establish a foundation for further innovation and other degree programs, Moravian College chose ExtensionEngine.

In addition to creating this first Masters of Science online program, ExtensionEngine worked with Moravian to help create a foundation for its online pedagogy, from establishing learning goals to developing marketing strategies. 

Source: Cision PR Web | USA Today | Virtual Strategy Magazine

Retention Management - Ball State University

Ball State University Selects Aviso Retention As Their Student Success Partner

The new partnership between Aviso Retention and Ball State will enable the university to accurately identify student risks through predictive modeling this improving experience for students.

The use of custom predictive data will help the school focus on proactively engaging with the right students, at the right time, as well as allowing staff to work more efficiently.

Source: Aviso News