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Brown Wins $1.5 Million To Improve Math Curriculum
Brown University has landed a $1.5-million three-year grant to improve a curriculum designed to help students in middle and high school learn algebra concepts by creating video games.
Arkansas State Deploys New Administrative Software on 2-Year College Campuses
Arkansas State University will use CampusNexus at its three two-year colleges that involve 6,000 students on nine campuses.
Changing the Way Users Discover and Access Campus Services
Indiana University developed a search-based, mobile-friendly approach to campus services discovery that is now available to other institutions via rSmart's OneCampus.
Excelsior College Developing Student Skills Assessment Tool
Funded by $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education, Excelsior College is developing the Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS), an open source assessment tool for targeting resources and services to students based on their academic and non-academic skills.
U Notre Dame Researchers Get Big Grant To Study Impact of School Vouchers and More
A three-year, million-dollar research project in Indiana will examine the impact of that state's decision to fund public, private and charter educational options for its K-12 students
NYU Wireless Stern School of Business Land Cellular Networking Grant
NYU Wireless, a multi-disciplinary research center, and the New York University Stern School of Business, have been awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the millimeter wave) wireless networking spectrum and related economic and business models and policies.
Lynchburg College Implements Bandwidth Management System
Lynchburg College in central Virginia has implemented a bandwidth management system to help ensure a fair distribution of network resources, so no single user can monopolize the available bandwidth.
Tech Trends: Rise of the Robots
Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.
Americans: Math a Must-Have and Science Is 'Cool'
In the future all the best jobs are going to require people to know a coding language. At least that's what seven in 10 Americans (73 percent) in a recent poll said they believe
Virtual Reality Space Lets Students Experience Big Data
A new facility at Virginia Tech uses large-scale visuals and sound to immerse users in vast amounts of data.
Duke Upgrades Storage for Big Data Management
Duke Research Computing at Duke University has expanded its data storage to two petabytes to support the big data management needs of its researchers.
U Michigan Scales up MOOC Missions
The University of Michigan is expanding its MOOC presence
Academic Partnerships Taps AspirEDU To Improve Student Retention
Academic Partnerships, a company that helps colleges and universities convert courses to digital formats, is teaming up with AspirEDU in an effort to improve student retention.
Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices
Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.
4 Institutions Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations
A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.
Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable
Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.
Helix Education Launches Retention-as-a-Service
Helix Education has combined constituent relationship management technology with one-on-one student success coaches for a new Retention-as-a-Service offering.
Communicating Change
In order to lead their institutions through IT change, CIOs must develop skills that may be more familiar to campus marketing professionals.
Carnegie Mellon Students To Develop Embodied Learning Scenarios
Students at the Pittsburgh university will work with developer tools provided by SMALLab Learning.
SAT Essay Losing Steam Among Admissions Officers
University admissions officers are ho-hum about the essay question. According to a survey of 300 colleges and universities, only a handful of them will expect applicants to submit their score from the new SAT's essay section.
3 Universities Move to Cloud-Based Photo Service
Purdue University, Jacksonville State University and the University of Central Florida have signed on with Libris by PhotoShelter, a cloud-based system for organizing, collaborating and sharing visual assets.
Brandman U Launches New Online Learning Platform With No Textbooks Required
Through a new app called MyPath, students at Brandman University can earn a bachelor's degree at their own pace without purchasing a single textbook.
Cal State San Bernardino Students Test Free Movie and Music Download
Cal State San Bernardino's library will be the first academic library to pilot a streaming content service that lets students stream or download movies, music and audiobooks using their student IDs.
English on the Go Adds Social Features for English Learners
A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.
New Cloud Entrant in Student Admissions Ties to Financial and HR
Workday, a company better known for its cloud-based HR and financial systems software, is releasing Student Admissions, an application to help institutions with enrollment.
Nexenta Partners with Universities for Higher Education Program
Nexenta, a provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has launched a program to partner with higher education institutions on developing technical curricula designed to link theory with practice and prepare students for the workforce.
Arne Duncan Resigning as Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.
Quincy U Streamlines Administrative Work, Improves Student Services With New ERP
Quincy University is simplifying administrative processes, improving student-facing tools and boosting data analytics with a new ERP system.
Middlesex U Issues Free Digital Textbooks for Every Course
Under the four-year agreement, students will receive one free digital textbook for each class during the new academic year. Undergraduates typically take 12 classes, so they'll receive 12 books over their three-year program of study.
$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public
Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."
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