The United States Army has decided that investing millions of dollars into research that examines why an outage in the power grid might cause failures in gas distribution several states over or how a malicious tweet could bring down an entire stock market system is worthwhile. The focus: to better understand behaviors of collective phenomena in complex systems — networks — and figure out how they can be controlled.
Ohio's Tiffin University has decided to outsource its IT operations after facing staffing issues.
EdX, a nonprofit massive open online course provider launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, has expanded its course lineup for fall 2013.
According to a new report released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 15 percent of American adults do not use the Internet. Age, income level, and educational attainment were all strongly tied in with usage patterns.
UNIT4, the maker of the Agresso Education ERP suite, has released a costing and pricing tool for university research projects that was developed in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.
Purdue University's Homeland Security Center of Excellence has produced a new analytics tool for first responders and law enforcement, the Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit (VALET).
University of Minnesota–Twin Cities will team up with Teach for America to create an alternative teacher preparation program for TFA participants, a first for the state.
The DIG Texas program has received federal funding to bring its activities to the high school level. DIG Texas is a statewide, multi-institutional effort — led by Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin — whose aim is to increase diversity in geosciences and to give teachers in Texas training and resources to teach geosciences more effectively.
iSpring Solutions has updated QuizMaker, its assessment creation tool. Version 7 adds support for HTML5 output and also includes branching support and new customization options for test presentation.