Berkeley has teamed with a private partner to launch two new MOOCs focused on big data analysis using Apache Spark, an open-source big data processing engine.
Macmillan Science and Education has launched a pair of initiatives to make it easier for users to share published resources.
A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.
Judson University has implemented fiber-based Ethernet services at its main campus in Elgin, IL, to increase the bandwidth available to students and faculty accessing online classes and educational resources, as well as for administrative and recreational network usage.
Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute is building a new cloud environment that will provide on-demand computing and data analysis resources for science and engineering research.
Physicists at the University of Michigan and the University of Victoria in Canada have implemented a multi-site supercomputing project to help them share massive volumes of data with the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland and 100 computing centers around the world.
The University of Texas at Austin has launched its first course app in an attempt to meet the needs of students, who prefer to access digital content via apps instead of Web sites.
Autodesk has released its design software free to students, instructors and educational institutions anywhere in the world.
Southwestern College has completed installation of a 3.2-megawatt solar power system at its Chula Vista campus.
Advanced analytics software from IBM is providing researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada a real-time view of carbon's impact on the environment.