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Weekly News Digest

July 19, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Education Companies and UMBC Study Student Success

Blackboard, VitalSource, and the University of Maryland–Baltimore County (UMBC) released the results of a study, “Improving Student Risk Predictions.” It finds that “engagement with digital learning tools can better predict student success than incoming GPA.” And “students at UMBC who are highly engaged with digital learning tools were 200% more likely to pass their courses than less active students. Specifically, incoming C students with low engagement had a 37% likelihood of passing a class while similar students exhibiting the highest level of engagement with Blackboard Learn and/or VitalSource had a more than 90% likelihood of passing a class.”

For more information, read the press release.

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