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Survey: Most Profs Find HS Grads Unready for College or Work

Survey: Most Profs Find HS Grads Unready for College or Work

The faculty survey found that in two-year colleges, only 4 percent of instructors found students "most generally able to do what is expected." The number was slightly higher in four-year schools: 12 percent. The rest reported that students had arrived to higher ed with at least some gaps in preparation.

Convoy! Penn State Works with UC Berkeley and Volvo on Smart Truck Testing

Imagine a platoon of long-haul trucks barreling down the freeway at 70 mph in tight proximity. When one decides to pass another, the platoon could seamlessly open up a spot. When an obstacle in traffic threatens their momentum, they would slow or change lanes in synch. That's the promise of intelligent commercial vehicles currently under study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

U Oklahoma IT Engages Users With Tech Taxi Service

Information Technology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is going all out to tell the campus community about its services, including giving people lifts while sharing whatever's new on the technology front.

Chalkup 2.0 Adds iOS Tools for Teachers, Android Version to Follow

An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.



San Diego State Physics Prof Uses Transparent Whiteboard To Reach Students

A California university is experimenting with student engagement in a science class using a special writing surface, a studio audience and a streaming media site. Now, the institution is considering adding a second set-up just like it and others in the California State University system may follow.

Linfield College Adds Online Wine Certificates

Linfield College Online and Continuing Education in Oregon has introduced two new online certificate programs: Wine Marketing and Wine Management.

Texas College Tries 'Drop-in' AV Setup in Collaborative Space

Lone Star College's Tomball campus has added technology from TEKVOX that allows small student groups to work together and share their computer screens.

New Instructional Design Platform for Adaptive Learning Materials

Smart Sparrow has launched an instructional design platform that allows faculty to create their own adaptive courseware.

SciQuest Expands Spend Automation Suite

SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for managing spending, suppliers, contracts, sourcing, inventory and accounts payable, otherwise known as "spend management," has added new features to its SciQuest Spend Management Software Suite.

Instructure Certifies Lecture Capture App for Use with Canvas

Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.