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How IT Will Elevate Educational Access and Quality
Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc said he sees technology as central to the next evolutionary step in higher education, and he challenged colleges and universities to embrace and expand efforts around distance learning.
WebAssign Launches Analytics Tool for Students
WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.
Penn State Launches Online Master's in Electrical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University has adapted its master's in electrical engineering program to offer an online version through Penn State World Campus.
National Student Financial Aid Profile Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Need
As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.
Moving Course Apps from Traditional to Media-Rich, Interactive Designs
At the American Public University System, a successful project to update a traditional, peer-reviewed scholarly journal with rich media and interactive elements has inspired a new initiative: APUS is building out state-of-the-art course applications to accompany its traditional LMS-based courses.
New York U Selects Winners of Connect Ability Challenge
New York University's Ability Lab has selected the winners of its Connect Ability technology challenge.
Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates
Linfield College Online and Continuing Education in Oregon has introduced two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.
Convoy! Penn State Works with UC Berkeley and Volvo on Smart Truck Testing
Imagine a platoon of long-haul trucks barreling down the freeway at 70 mph in tight proximity. When one decides to pass another, the platoon could seamlessly open up a spot. When an obstacle in traffic threatens their momentum, they would slow or change lanes in synch. That's the promise of intelligent commercial vehicles currently under study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.
Chalkup 2.0 Adds iOS Tools for Teachers, Android Version to Follow
An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.
San Diego State Physics Prof Uses Transparent Whiteboard To Reach Students
A California university is experimenting with student engagement in a science class using a special writing surface, a studio audience and a streaming media site. Now, the institution is considering adding a second set-up just like it and others in the California State University system may follow.
Survey: Most Profs Find HS Grads Unready for College or Work
The faculty survey found that in two-year colleges, only 4 percent of instructors found students "most generally able to do what is expected." The number was slightly higher in four-year schools: 12 percent. The rest reported that students had arrived to higher ed with at least some gaps in preparation.
U Oklahoma IT Engages Users With Tech Taxi Service
Information Technology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is going all out to tell the campus community about its services, including giving people lifts while sharing whatever's new on the technology front.
Texas College Tries 'Drop-in' AV Setup in Collaborative Space
Lone Star College's Tomball campus has added technology from TEKVOX that allows small student groups to work together and share their computer screens.
SciQuest Expands Spend Automation Suite
SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for managing spending, suppliers, contracts, sourcing, inventory and accounts payable, otherwise known as "spend management," has added new features to its SciQuest Spend Management Software Suite.
Instructure Certifies Lecture Capture App for Use with Canvas
Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.
Emergency Alert Provider Adds Mass Notification to Portfolio
The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant system from Status Solutions now has the ability to make a massive number of warning phone calls at once.
UC Berkeley Rolls Out Real-Time Virtual Student Support
The University of California-Berkeley's Geography Program is rolling out Cranium Cafe, real-time student services software that offers students a way to meet virtually with advisers, instructors and tech support.
New Instructional Design Platform for Adaptive Learning Materials
Smart Sparrow has launched an instructional design platform that allows faculty to create their own adaptive courseware.
Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording
Penn State's One Button Studio has changed the meaning of "video literacy," giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance.
Mobile Data Usage To Hit 52 Million Terabytes This Year
Mobile data usage will increase 59 percent this year over last to reach 52 million terabytes, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.
Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education
Georgia State University created a technology-rich visualization space that supports research and instruction and explores the transformative potential of visual media across all disciplines.
STEM Teaching Needs Reboot
A group of research-active science faculty members has called for "immediate change" to improve the quality of university STEM education.
Report: Student Debt Strikes Multiple Aspects of Millennials' Lives
Compared to baby boomers, millennials are feeling the squeeze of student debt tied to their college education in multiple arenas: deciding to marry, buy a car or house and the jobs they took out of school.
IBM Pursuing Academic and Training Traction for Bluemix Cloud Platform
IBM is promoting its Bluemix cloud platform in multiple ways among academics and trainers. That includes development of cloud curricula, skills training for women returning to work and summer camps for high school girls.
Web-Based LMS Promotes Assessment Activities
A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.
Hughes Launches Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed
Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.
Regent Ed Software Supports Accounting for Competency-Based Programs
An education technology company has confirmed that its financial aid software can work in schools that offer non-typical enrollment models such as non-term and competency-based education.
AAEEBL and Campus Technology 2015: Discussions of the Move Away from Traditional Thinking about the Curriculum
Trent Batson: The AAEEBL and Campus Technology annual conferences in Boston are just around the corner, July 27-30. Find out what's in store…
New Mobile App Enables College Application Via Smartphone
TargetX has introduced a product it says will allow prospective higher ed students to complete every facet of the admissions process on their mobile devices.
North Dakota University System Joins Student Success Collaborative
Setting its sights on better retention, graduation rates and student outcomes, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) has established a statewide partnership with the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, an independent, nonprofit provider of learner analytics as a service.
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