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E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection
A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.
Educate Online Launches Competency-Based Ed Management Program
Educate Online is offering a new comprehensive product designed to provide technology and services for every aspect of competency-based education.
Moving Campus Services From the Portal to the Cloud
How many times have you heard "Our students are used to Google and Amazon… How could we ever match that here on campus?" Maybe now you can. Through a partnership with Indiana University, rSmart is offering OneCampus, a cloud-based service that gives institutions an easy way to transform older, portal-based systems into updated, cloud-based campus services that rival any online shopping experience.
Flipping the Traditional Lecture Hall
Columbia University is experimenting with the flipped classroom model in large lecture courses.
CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.
Radboud U Adopts New Identity Management Software for 25,000 Students
Radboud University has turned to identity management software to gain control over user access to network resources, including secure data.
Cornell U Adds Solar Farm for Energy Production, Academic Use
Cornell University has added an 11-acre solar photovoltaic installation capable of producing approximately 2 megawatts of power.
Illinois State U Updates Network To Support Classroom Tech
Illinois State University has upgraded its network to the latest 802.11ac wireless technology to support more than 30,000 mobile and wireless devices, including collaboration tools and classroom technology.
Northern Arizona U Expands Competency-Based Degree Options
Northern Arizona University has added bachelor of science options to its online, competency-based personalized learning degree offerings.
Microsoft Beefs Up Azure; Offers Cloud Platform to Ebola Researchers
Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several enhancements for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services. The company said it would also make its cloud resources available to Ebola researchers.
U Wisconsin-La Crosse Digitizes Video Archive
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has launched a multi-year project to convert its video archive from videotape to searchable digital files.
Southern Adventist U Adopts Discovery Service To Improve Access to Resources
Southern Adventist University has adopted a new discovery service in an effort to improve access to library resources.
Carnegie Mellon To Host Security Contest for Middle and High School Students
The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.
Universities Partner on iPad-Based Degree Program
Watson University will use Lynn University's iPad-based Dialogues of Learning curriculum for its new degree program in social entrepreneurship.
Stanford Offers Online Program in Design Thinking
The Stanford Center for Professional Development will now offer its program on design thinking and team-building via a series of interactive online videos.
Social Mobility Index Rates Colleges by a New Measure
What do universities in Montana, New Jersey and Florida have in common? They hold rankings one, two and three, respectively, in a new "social mobility" index that measures the impact an institution has on helping lower-income students enter careers that promise livable earnings.
Simpson College Adds Online PD for Teachers
Simpson College has partnered with a provider of online professional development for educators to offer 17 continuing education courses for preK-12 teachers across Iowa.
U Leeds Adds Lecture Capture to 250 Teaching Spaces
The University of Leeds has rolled out a new lecture capture platform to allow students to review lectures and access recordings of other classroom activities.
Canon Debuts WUXGA LCoS Installation Projector
Canon has added a new high-resolution, high-light-output installation projector to its REALiS line of LCoS-based projectors.
3D Printing in Higher Ed Grows; Average Contract $32,000
A company that monitors federal, state and local contracting has discovered that the expansion of 3D printing is growing in the public sector — including colleges and universities.
U Colorado To Help Fortify Defense Department Networks
Northrop Grumman, which does defense work for the United States government, has given $70,000 to the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs to support research into securing Defense Department networks.
U Nebraska Team Develops Wearable Tech Curriculum
A National Science Foundation grant will help students in Nebraska apply engineering skills to wearable technology.
Cornell Scientists Teach Upstate NY Science Teachers
As part of a National Science Foundation grant project, high school teachers are in the lab at Cornell University learning content to pass on to their own students.
UC Irvine Extension Adds 12 New Distance Courses for Recent Grads
The University of California, Irvine Extension has launched 12 new career readiness courses to be offered as four Coursera Specializations.
Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge
The use of Google Glass and other wearable devices in higher education is still experimental, but the technology is opening up exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning.
Mercy College Adopts CRM To Boost Engagement
Mercy College in New York has implemented an enterprise constituent relationship management system for higher education to improve its communication with current and prospective students.
Retention Software Makes It Easier for Students to Request Help
The newest release of Starfish’s student retention software, its fifth version, features a streamlined interface as well as new ways for acting on data, online help for students, and options for making it easier to communicate with groups of students.
RIT Opening Technology-Rich Classroom for STEM Courses
Tablets, projectors, cameras, interactive whiteboards, collaborative software and more will enhance STEM learning in a new classroom being dedicated this Friday at the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST).
U San Diego Uses Cloud To Support Global Study Abroad Program in Spain
The University of San Diego has implemented a cloud solution to migrate data to the United Kingdom, so it can provide students in its international studies abroad program in Madrid, Spain with reliable access to core academic and administrative information systems.
Real-Time Classroom Feedback Enhances Flipped Learning at Temple College
Terry Austin, an instructor of anatomy and physiology at Temple College in Texas, has boosted student retention rates in his classes -- and he attributes part of that success to the real-time feedback system he's using in his flipped classroom.
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