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College Essay Tool Tracks Student Progress Via Cloud
There’s a new tool on the market for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process, especially the sometimes-daunting essay requirements, for more than 1,000 schools.
Survey: Digital Textbooks Gaining Esteem in Student Eyes
Digital textbooks are becoming a bigger part of the vernacular in higher education. A recent survey showed that slightly more than three out of five students use interactive textbooks with features that include video, audio and quizzes; more than two out of five students work in courses that use apps, social media and online productivity tools; and one out of three students has attended flipped classrooms in which they watch video lectures before heading to class.
U Iowa Grows a Green Roof
The University of Iowa recently opened its new $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center, which sports what it claims is a first for the state: a green roof.
Report: Smartphone Shipments To Top 1.25 Billion on Strength of Emerging Markets
More than 1.25 billion smartphones will be sold in 2014, an increase of nearly a quarter over the previous year's 1.01 billion sales, according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corp.
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Learn 3D Image Tricks
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new photo editing system that allows users to take objects in 2D images and turn them into 3D models that can be turned over and flipped around, exposing sides that are not part of the original image.
Innovation Requires a Little "Crazy"
Behind MIT's efforts to redefine the future of higher education is a willingness to experiment and take risks.
Renovations Create 'Most Advanced Instructional Facility' at Nebraska-Lincoln
One of the oldest buildings on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus has been turned into one of its most innovative.
Tennessee College To Offer All Biology Course Materials Via Mobile Devices
This semester, biology students at Walters State Community College will be able to access all course materials in digital form.
Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Tools
A start-up company with an online application designed to allow people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.
Dropbox Drops Price, Ups Storage
Dropbox, the popular free and fee cloud storage service, has introduced a new Pro version that includes a remote wipe feature, enhancements to the sharing of files and a simplified price structure.
Cornell Wraps 3-Year Network Upgrade
Cornell University has formally wrapped up a three-year network connectivity upgrade project at its Ithaca, NY campus, which came in faster and considerably less expensive — $19 million vs. $34 million — than a prior plan.
3 Texas Universities Will Work To Move Research into the Marketplace Quicker
Three Texas universities will share in a $3.75-million National Science Foundation grant intended to move academic research into the marketplace.
Pepperdine's Graziadio School Dumps Paper Course Catalogs
Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has abandoned the age-old print and PDF course catalog in favor of a new e-catalog based on technology from Digital Architecture.
A Collaborative Tool for Retention
Southern Illinois University is tapping into a cross-institutional network for analytics to better retain students who don't know they may be on the wrong track.
University Center of Lake County Solves Print Management Headaches with Self-Serve Stations
University Center of Lake County (UCLC), a satellite campus facility serving 19 colleges and universities in Illinois, has made it easier for students, faculty and corporate visitors to access copy and print services, while reducing administrative overhead for its staff.
New Jersey City U To Offer Teacher PD for Continuing Ed Credits
New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ, will offer more than 50 online courses from professional development provider Teq for continuing education units.
Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prep for College
High school students in Appalachia will get a boost up in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.
Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3
I can summarize my impression of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet PC in a single word: "Finally!" But that wouldn't make for a very informative article. So let me explain in a bit more detail.
Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing
People seeking a better understanding of enterprise computing strategies have the chance to attend a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.
Reinventing Teaching and Learning Centers for the 21st Century
What does a center to support teaching and learning excellence look like today? Gardner Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University's vice provost for learning innovation and student success, tells CT about that university's newly opened ALT Lab.
West Chester U Tackles Student Demand for WiFi in Campus Housing
With more than 5,000 residential students clamoring for more WiFi access, Pennsylvania's West Chester University is rolling out an Aruba 802.11ac wireless network across every campus housing facility, with the goal of turning the majority of its dormitories and student apartments into all-wireless environments by the fall 2014 semester.
Lantronix Launches PAL Program To Bring Mobile Printing to the Classroom
Lantronix has launched the Print and Learn program, an initiative designed to help educational institutions deploy tools to print directly from mobile devices to printers in the classroom.
PA College Gets $1 Million Grant for STEM Teacher Training Program
To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.
6 Tips for Using Open Educational Resources
Six expert tips for using OER in the classroom.
5 Ideas for Spreading OER
What's the best way to get people moving in the right direction with open educational resources?
6 Arguments for OER (and 1 Against)
Six good reasons to use open educational resources in the classroom, plus one caveat.
OER Formats, Accessibility and More
What you need to know about OER formats, accessibility concerns, tools, copyright issues, events and more.
5 Myths About Open Educational Resources
CT debunks the top five OER misconceptions.
Digitization Project Will Enhance Collection of Biodiversity Specimens
The University of Florida will lead a consortium of seven institutions in a $7.5-million project funded by the National Science Foundation to digitize biodiversity collections.
Study: Digital Media Erodes Ability To Read Emotional Cues
The social skills of students who use digital media may be declining, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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