An Indianapolis company has developed Web-based software that allows college students to read and electronically mark up textbooks, articles, chapters of books, etc. It also has a business model that its owners think will make more money for publishers and slash students’ textbook costs—which average $1,200 a year—in half.
Three separate colleges will hold classes in Hancock County—if a business-led education alliance can finance the space. The Hancock Community Education Alliance has lined up a vacant retail building on State Road 9 in hopes that Ball State, Purdue and Vincennes universities can offer classes next spring.
WGU Indiana is a branch of Western Governors University, a private, not-for-profit university designed for working adults
trying to earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
The locally based maker of nursing-education software will use the infusion to accelerate growth.
Hoosier Academies is the leading candidate to operate a controversial virtual charter school pilot program authorized last
month by the Legislature.
Students are flocking to online classes at Ivy Tech Community College faster than the burgeoning college is racking up overall
growth—mirroring a national trend toward computers over classrooms.
By the year 2020, the United States is expected to face a nationwide shortage of at least 1 million nurses. Fishers-based
Orbis Education Services Inc. CEO Dan Briggs sees a potential profit center. Founded in 2003, IT startup Orbis aims to provide
the link between universities and hospitals for online delivery of nursing courses.