This Week in Review – May 21st to May 27th

Conferencing - Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver Selects YuJa Enterprise Video Platform for Campus-Wide 5-Year Contract

Metropolitan State University of Denver is replacing their Kaltura enterprise instance with the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform.

YuJa was selected because of its state-of-the-art features and competitive pricing said Information Technology Services and AHEC's Procurement & Distribution Services in a joint statement.

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform will integrate seamlessly with the college's existing Blackboard LMS and will support a wide-variety of video-based activities.

Source: WENY News | Cision PR Newswire

ePortfolio - University of North Alabama

University of North Alabama Selects Portfolium For Gen Ed Assessment and ePortfolios

In order to increase interdisciplinary studies students' engagement in competency-based learning development and professional marketplace training, the University of North Alabama (UNA) selected Portfolium's ePortfolio and program assessment software.

UNA faculty gains, with this new software, the ability to customize program assessment criteria, rubrics, and student learning outcomes.

Portfolium will integrate seamlessly with the institution's current learning management system, Canvas while providing an innovative and efficient way to connect learning artifacts with assessment.

Source: NBC-2 | Cision PR Newswire | APAC Newswire

Online Program Managemen - University of Dayton School of Law 

UD to Begin Offering New ‘Hybrid’ Online Law Degree

The University of Dayton (UD) has partnered with 2U to offer a law degree program, starting in 2019, in which students can complete most of their courses online.

The American Bar Association approved a variance on May 17 that allows UD to establish this ‘hybrid” program which will include on-campus instruction with online coursework.

Source: Dayton Daily News | Cision PR Newswire


Orbis Education and Averett University Partner to Develop New Accelerated BSN Program

Orbis Education has partnered with Averett University to develop, market and manage an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program which will blend technology and traditional learning methods to enable students to graduate in as few as 16 months.

Also under the partnership agreement, Orbis will fund and develop a state-of-the-art facility that will include nursing labs that replicate the clinical setting.

Source: Cision PR Newswire | MENAFN

Textbooks - Ferrum College

Ferrum College Selects Akademos for New Online Bookstore Service

In order to help students obtain significant savings on course materials, Ferrum College has selected Akademos as its online bookstore provider.

The College will launch its online bookstore beginning Fall Semester 2018. This new platform will allow students to see a personalized listing of the textbooks required for each of their courses in less than five minutes.

Source: Cision PRWeb


John Wiley & Sons (JW-A) Names Aref Matin as CTO

Aref Matin was named as new Chief Technology Officer of John Wiley and Sons, Inc. effective May 21, 2018.

Mr. Matin's proven leadership and extensive experience developing highly-successful products and platforms will help him lead and accelerate Wiley’s evolution as a world-class, fully integrated technology organization.


Blackbaud Names Susan Connors President and General Manager of Managed Services

Blackbaud announced today that they have named Susan Connors as president and general manager of its Managed Services business, which provides expertise through a range of operational services to help customers scale their impact with measurable outcomes and increased efficiency.

Bringing more than 25 years of leadership experience in data sciences, services, support, operations and direct marketing, as well as working with the company for the last two years, Connors she will again expand Blackbaud's industry-leading offerings to bring new value to customers.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Former Kaplan Executive Appointed President of Schoology

On May 24, Schoology announced the appointment of Justin Serrano as president. Serrano, in this new role for Schoology, will oversee the company's strategic plans at various levels.

With nearly 25 years of operating experience in the edtech industry, Serrano will help Schoology continue to scale up at a rapid pace and to start moving into new territory.

Source: elearning.inside

David Bruce, Deputy CIO, Accepts CIO Position at Cleveland State University

This July, David Bruce will become the associate vice president and chief information officer at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Having been with the university for more than 20 years, he has overseen the university's technology infrastructure, as well as managed several technology improvement projects.

Source: University of Arkansas News