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Campus Technology Innovators Awards: 2 Weeks Left To Enter

There are just two weeks remaining to submit a nomination for our 11th annual awards program recognizing innovative technology projects in higher ed.

5,000 Games Produced in 48-hour Global Game Jam

A Carnegie Mellon professor required his students to participate in the Global Game Jam for their first assignment.

Gale Beefs up Historical Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added several new digital collections featuring rare historical material for academic libraries.

Kurzweil Education Upgrades Text-to-Speech Software

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.



Lenovo To Add Student Collaboration Tools to Updated ThinkPad 11e Education Devices

Lenovo is upgrading its education-oriented ThinkPad 11e series. The company reported its ThinkPad Yoga 11e and more traditional laptop-style ThinkPad 11e models would now include software intended to improve student collaboration and productivity.

Penn State World Campus Taps Tutor.com for Personalized Learning

Penn State World Campus is rolling out Tutor.com's personalized learning services for the institution's 12,000 students and faculty worldwide. Students will gain 24/7 access to more then 3,000 tutors in 40-plus subjects, from math and economics to science and nursing.

Obama Budget Priorities Focus on Teacher Support, STEM, Free College

The White House has released President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal, a 150-page document that lays out his administration's priorities for the federal budget in the coming year.

Tablets Tank for the First Time Ever

The tablet market experienced its first setback ever in the most recent quarter, falling year over year by more than 3 percent, according to preliminary data.

Apple Pushes Back Against Android as Smart Phone Market Surges

Apple is making something of a comeback in the smart phone market. While Google's Android OS continues to be — by far — the most widespread handset operating system overall, among individual vendors, Apple has pushed itself into a dead heat with No. 1 manufacturer Samsung.

CU-Boulder Researchers Create Language Learning App

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.