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Cengage Learning Unveils Digital Study and Assessment Tool

Cengage Learning's 4LTR Press has launched 4LTR Press Online, a digital learning tool featuring personalized study and assessment resources.

UCLA Researchers Develop Device To Turn Smartphones into Fluorescence Microscopes

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a small, lightweight device that allows users to turn a smartphone into a fluorescence microscope capable of imaging objects 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

Tablet Growth To Continue To Slow in 2015

Sales of tablets will continue to slow in the new year, though the devices will still see an 8 percent growth over 2014 numbers to reach 233 million shipments, according to a new forecast from market research company Gartner.

Innovative Learning Spaces Affect Student Attitudes at Ball State

An experiment in redesigning learning spaces at Ball State shows that students are more engaged in a different environment, even if the findings about academic performance are ambivalent.

Carnegie Mellon Wins Grant for Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University to train graduate students and faculty to use technology-enhanced learning for education in the humanities.

Cornell Experiments With the Flipped Classroom

Nearly 3,000 students at the Ithaca, NY, university participated in a new way of taking physics and biology courses this past semester.

New Hampshire Signs Up for Ed Reciprocity Program

New Hampshire has become the 18th state to sign on for a program intended to make it easier for students to take online courses from schools in other states.

Online University Adopts Business Simulator for MBA Students

Northcentral University, a fully online graduate school, has adopted a new business simulation tool for the capstone courses of all its MBA programs and specializations.

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How Colleges Can Better Serve Students with Learning Disabilities

Although assistive technologies and other supports can help, too few students who need them take advantage.

Smartphone Shipments Surge While Feature Phone Sales Decline

Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.