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PAR Framework, Starfish Retention Partner To Identify At-Risk Students

PAR Framework has partnered with Starfish Retention Solutions to integrate its Predictions of Academic Risk services with the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform.

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.

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.

Cal State L.A. Implements Campus-Wide 802.11ac Infrastructure

California State University, Los Angeles has upgraded its wireless infrastructure to 802.11ac.

Carnegie Mellon's Andy Priming for Moon Cruise

A $30 million Google Lunar XPrize has just doled out its first two monetary prizes on the mission to place a robot on the moon and explore its surface. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the beneficiaries.

Suffolk U Adds Data Colocation for Disaster Recovery

Boston's Suffolk University has entered a multi-year agreement for colocation of data to safeguard against disaster.