This week, ed tech giant Blackboard announced plans to incorporate a marketplace for textbooks into its flagship learning management system. Meanwhile, we recapped 5 competency-based learning experiments proposed to the U.S. Department of Education by higher ed institutions. Chromebooks also continued to gain ground on the iPad's education market share, and the University of Michigan announced that Brown Provost Mark Schlissel will go public, becoming the school's new president.
Be sure to check out our look back at the original Mac's impact on education and more in this week's most read Education Dive posts.
- 5 competency-based experiments on colleges' wishlists: The government requested proposals to try new things and a group of 17 schools responded.
- Blackboard planning online bookstore: The ed tech giant says the in-LMS store will streamline the textbook buying process for students and faculty.
- Reflecting on 30 years of the Mac in education: The original Macintosh's interface helped open classroom doors to computers.
- Are Chromebooks putting pressure on iPads in schools?: Google's share of the K-12 pie is rising quickly.
- U. of Mich. picks Brown provost as new president : Schlissel will make $750,000 a year before bonuses and benefits.
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