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Stanford Researchers Launch Heart Health iPhone App

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have released a free iPhone app, MyHeart Counts, which is designed to help people learn about the health of their own hearts while contributing to a study of human heart health.

U Michigan's Sirius Sees Things Siri Is Blind to

Virtual intelligent personal assistants — think Siri, Cortana or Now — are about to go open source. A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has developed an open standalone speech- and vision-based IPA service similar to what Apple, Microsoft and Google have introduced into their products.

MIT Shares Progress on Innovation Initiative

Six months after kicking off its "Innovation Initiative," MIT recently revisited the school-wide effort to hear about progress.

Feds Hint at Launching OER-Powered Online Skills Academy

Open Education Week is almost over, and the federal government has stepped in to put its support behind the development and use of open educational resources



Follett, XanEdu Partner on Custom Course Materials

Follett Higher Education Group and XanEdu have partnered to make XanEdu's course material customization platform available through Follett Discover.

U South Alabama Reengineers Administrative Processes for Research

The move is part of the university's plan for "increasing the number of grant and contract proposals, especially those regarded as large and/or interdisciplinary proposals," which administrators described as "one of the key strategic objectives of 2013-2016."

Partnership Will Pair Interactive Games With Economics Textbooks

MobLab.com and Macmillan Education have created a partnership designed to provide interactive games that can be paired up with traditional textbooks in college economics classes.

Dell Intros Cloud Access Manager 8, Adds Security Analytics Engine

Dell has released the latest version of its Web-access management system, Cloud Access Manager 8, which offers features designed to help organizations control Web-based and mobile application activities and provide secure access for visitors and personal devices.

Newrow Updates Video Classroom Platform with Breakout Rooms

Newrow has updated its video classroom platform to allow students to create and control their own video study rooms.

Public Policy Contest Prods Graduate Student Systems Thinking

This month 181 graduate students from 93 institutions put their systems thinking into action during a first-of-its-kind competition.