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IU tries new tack in online education

Traditional colleges like Indiana University know they must shift to more online learning options or else lose students to upstart competitors using digital technology to offer college curriculum at greater convenience.

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Company thinks it can make college textbooks obsolete

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.

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Alliance aims to boost adult learning in Hancock County

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.

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Nurse shortage feeds online-training startup

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.

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