The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced the winners in its bi-annual Innovation Incubator Program, which honors forward-thinking and up-and-coming companies that cater to the education market.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Moodle HQ has released an all-new HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS.
Online learning program provider Edmentum is making it easier to search its 100 units in reading, writing, and math to prepare adult learners for college or career. The update to Edmentum Higher Ed courseware, which includes content modularization, is available now.
Blackboard has updated its online collaboration and Web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, and launched a version for Android.
The San Antonio Independent School District has deployed new tablets in the libraries on 33 of its 90 campuses as part of the first phase of the district's literacy initiative, intended to help support students in learning and developing literacy skills outside the classroom.
Most elementary and secondary students are using mobile devices in their studies, either in the classroom or at home. And, according to a new study, the majority would like to be able to use them more in class.
Curriculum Associates will expand monthly progress monitoring to grades K-8 and offer diagnostic assessments up to grade 12 in i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction.
Desire2Learn has introduced new functionality to its learning management suite, including new predictive analytics tools, improvements on the mobile and e-portfolio fronts, and an important addition in the area of accessibility.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has released blueprints and test specifications for its English and math assessments. The documents are intended to help teachers prepare students for the new online assessments that will begin in 2014-2015.
With the adoption of a new digital education platform, more than 250,000 students in two public school districts will have the opportunity to write, edit, and publish their own digital multi-chapter stories.
- By Sharleen Nelson