rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.
Along with two middle school teachers and four high school teachers, one college teacher will be recognized later this week as a recipient of the 2013 Vernier/National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) awards during the annual NSTA conference. Each winner receives $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 to attend the conference, which is being held this year in San Antonio.
NASA is seeking Smallsat technology proposals from American colleges and universities. The agency reported it plans to select 10 total proposals, with project awards ranging from $100,000 for single schools to $150,000 for teams of multiple schools.
Known primarily for its success as a recommendation engine, Sherpa is actually South Orange County Community College District's "sandbox" of integrated software systems that provides many new tools for student success.
Southwest Tennessee Community College has opened a new technology center on campus. The new facility will be used for information technology classes and serve as a testing location for the Information Technology Services Department.
K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States are invited to enter a contest to win a document camera for their classroom.
Tennessee Tech University and Chapman University have begun a contest to see which school can produce the most electricity for the power grid by using gym equipment installed at their schools.
Adapt Courseware has issued a request for proposals for its scalable adaptive learning research grants, with research to be targeted on the effectiveness of the company's adaptive learning platform in Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology courses with 300 to 1,000 credit-seeking students per section.
Portland State University has received a donation of test, measurement, and monitoring instrumentation and equipment worth more than $22,000 to its Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda has been awarded a grant to advance research on information and communication technology for healthcare in developing countries.