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Instructure Debuts Data Optimization Service

Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.

Free Statewide E-Portfolio Program Goes Paid

The dream that was sustaining the first free state-wide e-portfolio initiative, which heralded great promise in Minnesota, has officially died. Users received e-mail in the last week of May announcing that free e-portfolios were being discontinued and that existing users would have to pay an annual subscription fee of $10 to keep their accounts active.

OpenStax Microbiology Book in the Works

OpenStax College, the Rice University-based publisher of free, peer-reviewed textbooks, has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to produce a new introductory microbiology textbook.

MIT Hosts Robot Workshop for Middle School Students

At a recent STEM mentoring workshop hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a few dozen middle school students had the opportunity to learn about programming robots.



IQ Onsite Launches Proximity-Based Security App for Schools

IQ Onsite has launched a new app, Campus Ping, designed to improve response times in campus security situations.

Wearable Market Stays Fit with Triple-Digit Gains

Wearables have seen their eighth consecutive quarter of growth, with first quarter shipments of 11.4 million.

Criteo Releases Machine Learning Dataset for Academic Use

Criteo, a company that helps Web sites deliver personalized advertisements, has released a large machine learning dataset to the open source community for use in academic research and development of distributed machine learning algorithms.

Estrella Mountain CC Earns Designation for Power Security Training

A 5,700-student community college in Arizona recently received national recognition for its cyber-defense education programs.

Report: Clear Objectives and Ease of Use Key to Successful Online Courses

Online courses should state the course objectives clearly and provide easy-to-use technology to maximize the chances of student success, according to a recent survey conducted by Eduventures.

Exacq Video Management Software Updated for Faster Response

Video management software from Exacq Technologies has added the ability for the user to overlay icons on top of surveillance feeds for quick response and a simplified way to troubleshoot certain IP cameras when they're being added to the network.