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mBLAST has enhanced its mPACT API product in an attempt to target the academic community. Virtual-Strategy.com tells us that the new feature, titled mPACT API PhD, "Is designed to provide discovery, scoring and analytics across traditional and social media for academic administrators and faculty alike, providing solutions to assist in faculty recruitment and assessment, in development and in alumni engagement." The enhancement allows academic institutions to search for scholarly material presented by academics in non-traditional venues (e.g. blogs, social media, etc.).
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Video, Education, Graphics, and Games. One highlight today is an API from Instructure that can be used to make learning management system and other education applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Knowledge is king. Learning more about a certain field or expertise just means better odds for outstanding productivity and achievement. How great would it be if there were an easy way to get that information into our heads. Drillster is one service that aims to help people to learn quickly and retain the information they need to know. It's an interactive learning and test application aimed at both education and business. Drillster's API makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.