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West Virginia State U Implements 10-Gigabit Switch, Other Network Upgrades
West Virginia State University has upgraded its network infrastructure to include a 10-gigabit core switch, an advanced router, power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches and PoE access points in an effort to support researchers and to attract and retain top-notch students, faculty and administrators.
Penn State Wins $2.9 Million To Develop Concentrating Solar Panels
Pennsylvania State University has won a $2.9 million grant to develop fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panel that will provide significantly more solar energy than conventional solar panels.
Sierra College Maker Space Fosters Student Innovation
The community college in suburban Sacramento has partnered with Hacker Lab to give students an opportunity to put to work the academic concepts they learn in their classes.
Knewton Launches Free Learning Content Platform
The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.
Oral Roberts U Wireless Upgrade to Support Digital Learning
Over the next year, Oral Roberts University will undergo a massive wireless revamp aimed at "academic growth and expansion.”
Report Identifies Barriers to Adopting Alternative Credentials
Despite the growing prominence of alternative credentials such as certificates, digital badges and endorsements, many institutions lack the strategic framework to define their value, according to higher education research and advisory firm Eduventures.
Extending IT Collaboration Beyond Traditional Higher Ed Borders
Lasell College's shared IT model includes a small, non-competing college as well as a continuing care retirement community and skilled nursing home.
San Diego Supercomputer Center Gets 1-Year Extension on 'Gordon'
The San Diego Supercomputer Center has received an extension from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the supercomputer known as Gordon until August 31, 2016.
Adelphi U Budget-Neutral Cogen Plant To Reduce Annual Energy Bill by $1.6 Million
Adelphi University in New York is continuing work on a major facilities project that will eventually save the private institution $1.6 million annually on energy.
Western U To Create Virtual Reality Learning Center
A health sciences university will be opening a new virtual reality learning center in its main library jammed with new technologies.
ACT Alarmed by U.S. Student Test Results
This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.
OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks
Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.
Eastern Michigan U Streamlines Payments with E-Invoicing
Eastern Michigan University has selected a new electronic invoicing tool in an effort to streamline invoice and payment processes.
Eastern Michigan U Runs Digital Engagement Clinic
The Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports local businesses, collaborated to offer a digital engagement clinic over the summer.
E-Texts and the Future of the College Bookstore
With digital content available in multiple formats for nearly all instructional materials, college and university bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the content desired by students and faculty, to reduce the cost of instructional content and to compete with multiple retail sources for this content.
Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy
Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have uncovered a new cheating scheme specific to MOOCs.
Ball State University: Addressing the E-mail Glut
What if your university sent more than 50 million e-mails to its 20,000-plus registered students? How could your students keep up? At Ball State University, developers are piloting Campus Hub, a new service to help students identify and act on the most important messages from their institution.
Modular Fiber Interface for Camera Systems Suits Legacy Locations
A United Kingdom-based company has launched a new interface specifically for delivering fiber connectivity to compact and remote high-definition pan/tilt cameras in locations where updating cabling is difficult.
HBX Intros HBX Live Virtual Classroom
Harvard Business School's HBX digital learning initiative today launched a virtual classroom designed to reproduce the intimacy and synchronous interaction of the case method in a digital environment.
Adobe Updates Captivate and Debuts LMS
Adobe has entered the learning management system market with the introduction of Adobe Captivate Prime. The company has also released an updated version of Captivate, its e-learning authoring tool.
Google Classroom Gains New Features
Instructors can now use Classroom to initiate question-driven discussions and to reuse assignments, announcements or questions from previous classes.
U Oklahoma Libraries Launches Navigation App
Patrons at the University of Oklahoma Libraries can now navigate the system's collections, exhibits and campus landmarks via smartphone.
Fueling Campus IT Innovation on the Cheap
Cutbacks, downsizing and realignment might just be a recipe for delivering better, more strategic information technology.
MIT Selects MITx Grant Program Recipients
The Office of Digital Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected eight projects to receive funding through the first MITx Grant Program.
NASA Selects Winners for Minority University Research and Education Project Grants
NASA has selected five higher education institutions to share in $6 million as part of its Minority University Research and Education Project, an initiative that aims to provide educator training and expand science, technology, engineering and math course offerings.
Stanford Offers New Online Course in Genomics
The Stanford Center for Professional Development has launched a new online course dealing with genomics and genetics.
Box Ramps Up Reach into Higher Ed
Several institutions have signed on as new customers for Box, which provides content collaboration through cloud storage.
Capella Works With SAS on Online Data Analytics Degree
Capella University has introduced a new master of science degree focused on data analytics, developed with curriculum input from analytics software company SAS Institute.
Report: Few Parents of College-Bound Students Aware of Upcoming SAT Changes
With changes to the SAT set to take effect in March 2016, 85 percent of parents with college-bound children are still unaware of the coming update, according to a new survey from Kaplan Test Prep.
U California Los Angeles Wins $1.62 Million To Build Energy Storage System
Engineers from the University of California Los Angeles Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have won a $1.62 million grant to build a hybrid energy storage system.
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