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Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms, NetSpot

Blackboard Inc. announced a major investment in open source today with news that it has acquired Moodlerooms and NetSpot, two leading providers of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Both organizations will continue to operate independently to support their clients.

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Gilfus Analytics Launched

Leveraging our history in the development of Learning Management Systems, Gilfus Analytics is an elite team of independent industry experts from the Gilfus Education Group focused on developing strategies for the development of Academic Analytics and eLearning Intelligence in education. The Gilfus Analytics team can develop a strategy around learning analytics for your organization.
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Collegiate Project Services presenting "Ready or Not" at BI Summit this week

Jann Gillingham and Dave Sharman to present "Ready or Not:  Determining The Readiness of Your Institution for an Enterprise Business Intelligence Initiative" at the Business Intelligence Summit at Northern Kentucky University's METS Center, September 22-23.
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New features now available on edu1world !

As part of our commitment to continuously enhance  edu1world, we have rolled out some new features that we hope you will find useful.  To properly access these features you will need to delete your temporary internet files (under tools, internet options on your browser).

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New Online Tool Helps Compare Spending and Revenues across U.S. Campuses; Study Reveals Patterns in Higher Education Spending

Delta Project - July 8, 2010

WASHINGTON – A national trends report and cost-comparison tool released today by the Delta Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity, and Accountability provide significant insight into how thousands of the nation’s colleges and universities are spending their resources, with implications for what that means for ―the "new normal" in college spending.

The report – Trends in College Spending 1998-2008: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go? What Does It Buy? – examines national college spending and resource trends in the years leading up to the current recession. Focusing on the period from 1998 to 2008 (the most recent year for which data is available), the report highlights several ongoing patterns in how institutions get and spend their money. TCS Online (www.tcs-online.org), a new web-based application of the Delta project database, complements the national trends report with easy access to institution and state-level details.”...

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Using Data to Drive Performance

Doug Lederman - Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2010

Inside Higher Ed reviews the Second National Symposium on Action Analytcs and discusses the innovative ideas presented there.

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UC Berkley - Chancellor Announces Operational Excellence Effort

Robert J.Birgeneau,UC Berkley - Operational Excellence

UC Berkeley is using outside consulting assistance to focus on operational improvement and efficiencies, as a means of surviving financial exigency.