By Sydney Johnson
03/06/2019 on Edsurge
….Turnitin, an Oakland, Calif.-based developer of software that uses artificial intelligence to scan students’ writing and code assignments to check for plagiarism, will be acquired by Advance Publications, a media conglomerate that also owns Condé Nast. The deal, which The Wall Street Journal estimated is worth nearly $1.75 billion, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019…Read full article here.
By Melissa Korn
03/06/2019 on Wall Street Journal
Advance Publications Inc. agreed to acquire Turnitin, the software company that allows teachers to check whether papers submitted by students have been plagiarized, for nearly $1.75 billion, according to people familiar with the matter…Read full article here.
…To detect contract cheaters, Turnitin’s new tool assigns each paper a basic “readability” score. If the same student is doing the work, the score should be similar…Read full article here.
By Derek Newton
12/18/2018 on Forbes
…By building familiar, highly-functioning communication and connectivity tools with the academics, ambi is hitting on the numerous academic and programmatic studies that have linked positive student engagement, the development of learning communities and peer-to-peer connections with retention and, eventually, graduation…Read full article here.
By: Gina Londino-Smolar
01/22/2019 on SmartBrief
…Many students I teach–from freshman to graduate students–think that academic misconduct only includes plagiarism or cheating. They don’t realize that it also includes falsification, fabrication, interference and violating course rules…Read full article here.
By Dennis Pierce
01/23/2019 on eCampus News
…With the aid of CirQlive, instructors can schedule a video conferencing session directly from their course page in Canvas. Students can access session from their course page as well, without needing a separate invitation. And once the meeting is over, students have access to the recording via a secure link within the LMS…Read full article here. But don’t overlook part 1!
By Michele Pitman
01/21/2019 on Crain’s New York Business
…We can reward initiative without burdening schools or service providers. Mobile, cloud technologies allow students to find, schedule, confirm and reflect on service experiences with their smartphones. Schools and community groups can verify hours in one touch…Read full article here.
December 19, 2018 on EdTech Review
…It will take a bold approach to reimagine the learning environment and prepare students for the 21st century jobs. Ambi aims to be that bold, global leader with its centralized, digital learning platforms for lifelong learning from college prep to higher education….Read full article here.
…”How you write for economics can be vastly different from English literature – that’s OK. But if within a genre and within a reasonable amount of time we start to see differences, that’s when we flag something.”…Read full article here.