Instructional technology / distance education

Apple drops new iPad apps for digital textbook creation and distribution

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Any digital textbook revolution that flows from Apple's splashy unveiling may be contingent on everybody adopting its vaunted computing tablet, experts say.

Tech giant unveils iBooks 2, iBook Author, and upgraded iTunes U

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LIVE UPDATES: Officials announce 100 new courses produced with colleges, and plans to make textbooks far more versatile.

What does the LMS of the future look like?

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Two young companies try to elbow their way into the learning-management market, while another looks to subvert it from the outside.

U.S. News & World Report releases first ever online college program rankings

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Despite data collection bugs, U.S. News & World Report publishes the first online iteration of its controversial college rankings.

Daytona State reins in its push toward e-textbooks

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Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.

Gallaudet Partners With SignAll for Sign Language Software

Gallaudet University and SignAll have formed a partnership to develop automatic sign language translation software. Gallaudet University is the world’s only liberal arts university for deaf and hearing-impaired students. SignAll is a research and development start-up company in Budapest, Hungary. Gallaudet is providing American Sign Language (ASL) and telecommunications accessibility expertise, and SignAll is providing sign language translation technology services for spoken languages.

Gutenberg Technology and VitalSource Collaborate on Content Tool

Gutenberg Technology, a cloud-based tools creator for educational content, and VitalSource, a educational technology provider, have announced a collaboration for a simple-to-use tool for publishers to create and distribute interactive content.

Davidson College launches online course about fake news

Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.

Competency-based education remains a niche market for software vendors

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Despite the buzz, competency-based education remains a challenging market for software vendors.

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