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Sonic Foundry Launches Cloud-Based Videoconference Capture

Sonic Foundry today introduced Mediasite Join, a cloud service for recording videoconference sessions and turning them into searchable, on-demand video content.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.

Adult Ed Lagging Way Behind in Tech Use

While schools have placed a great deal of attention on technology in the classroom, one instructional segment that has been left behind, it appears, is adult education. Although 86 percent of adult education administrators and practitioners said they believe that technology solutions can "effectively support" adult education, only 54 percent of students in those programs always have access on site to computers for instructional purposes. Another 36 percent have only "occasional" access, and the bulk of the remainder have even less, according to a new report from Tyton Partners.

Researchers Create Public Online Database of Neuron Info

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of British Columbia have created a publicly available online index of physiological information about neurons in the brain.



Pennsylvania Higher Ed Network Wins $150,000 Grant

Pennsylvania's Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research has been awarded a $150,000 National Science Foundation grant designed to help the state's colleges and universities support scientific applications and research through network infrastructure.

Linn-Benton CC Launches Online Campus

Linn-Benton Community College is formally launching LB iLearn, an online campus that began teaching classes in January 2014.

MIT Scales Up Homework Reviews

MIT researchers have developed a new system to help instructors review computer science homework assignments in courses with hundreds or thousands of students.

Researchers Find Use for Smartphones in 3D Model Creation

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have discovered they can use a simple smartphone as a measurement device in the creation of 3D models.

U Illinois Research Reduces Serial Link Power Consumption

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have designed technology that can help reduce the power consumption of microprocessor serial links in data centers.

UC Davis Project Looks at Real Cost of Open Access Publishing

A new project based at the University of California, Davis will research just what an article processing charge (APC) model would actually cost large North American institutions.