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Unizin Announces Appointment of CEO and CAO to Support Consortium’s Growth

September 4, 2018

AUSTIN, TX, September 4, 2018 — Unizin, a higher education membership-based consortium founded to improve learner experiences with digital teaching and learning services, announces the appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Academic Officer. This announcement comes directly after the announcement of Unizin’s statement on its’ Unizin Data Platform (UDP) and formation of its Security and Privacy Taskforces. Aaron Neal joins Unizin as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, and Jill… Read More

Unizin Releases the Unizin Data Platform (UDP) and Leads with Privacy and Security Councils

September 4, 2018

AUSTIN, TX, September 4, 2018 — Unizin, a higher education membership-based consortium, announces the release of the Unizin Data Platform (UDP) as well as the formation of Security and Privacy Taskforces. Unizin’s 25 member institutions serve over 915,000 students. The UDP is a foundation for data products and services that support learning analytics, application development, research, and business intelligence. It collects and standardizes data from a variety of sources, simplifying data management… Read More

Turnitin and Unizin Partnership Improves Research of Student Writing Performance and Outcomes

July 9, 2018

With improved data, instructors can provide stronger support for students’ academic progress OAKLAND, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas – July 9, 2018 – A new partnership between Turnitin and Unizin will give college and university instructors better data about how students write and revise their work. Turnitin has been at the forefront of academic integrity and writing solutions for 20 years, and Unizin is a consortium of top U.S. research institutions dedicated to… Read More

Indiana University Writes the Book on Successful eTexts Programs

April 25, 2018

Free e-book “eTexts 101: A Practical Guide” shares lessons learned, processes with higher education community April 25, 2018 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Since 2011, Indiana University’s pioneering eText program has reduced the cost of required course materials by more than $16 million in real cost avoidance for IU students, making college more affordable for tens of thousands of Hoosiers across the state. In an effort to share insights and lessons from this successful… Read More

Unizin Partners with Google Cloud to Deliver Learner Analytics Solutions

April 24, 2018

Unizin is building platform and applications to enable an interoperable ecosystem for teaching and learning data AUSTIN, April 24, 2018 – Unizin, a consortium of leading universities working together to improve teaching and learning with technology, has announced that its Unizin Data Platform (UDP) will be built atop the Google Cloud Platform as part of a new alliance with Google Cloud. The Unizin Data Platform is the consortium’s foundation for an interoperable,… Read More