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Moodle Launches Free Cloud Hosting for Educators

Moodle today announced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.

Purdue Faculty Help Each Other Learn Steps of Tech Transfer

To help innovators at Purdue University convert their technology ideas into commercial endeavors, the university is running a mentoring program where faculty help other faculty. Deliberate Innovation for Faculty is a team of faculty members who have already had success in moving an invention into commercialization.

MaxCases Intros Extreme Shell Protective Cases

MaxCases, a maker of protective cases and accessories for mobile devices in education, has launched a new line of cases for Chromebooks, laptops and tablets.

Rochester Institute of Tech Debuts Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity

The Rochester Institute of Technology is launching a summer workshop for teachers and camps for middle and high school students interested in learning about cybersecurity.



Survey: MOOCs Supplement Traditional Higher Ed

A new survey of students enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs) suggests that the courses are supplementing traditional higher education forms and "democratizing learning."

Blackboard To Integrate X-Ray Analytics with Moodle

Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

Research: Light Could Replace Wiring for Data Transport in Computers

Stanford engineers are experimenting with the practical use of light instead of electricity to transport data within a computer, as reported in a paper recently published in Nature Photonics.

MIT Gives Users Cloud-Based Access to Work

MIT has implemented Office 365 for its user community.

Student Hackathon Builds Out Assistive Tech

An assistive technologies hackathon at MIT has kicked off development of a low-cost sip-and-puff joystick controller that allows the user to operate a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Crestron Rolls Out New DigitalMedia Presentation System

Crestron is now shipping the new 
DMPS3-300-C-AEC DigitalMedia Presentation System, an HD presentation control and signal routing product for multimedia presentations and videoconferencing in meeting rooms, videoconference rooms and classrooms.