A new open standards-based framework endeavors to help institutions better measure learning experiences.
Smart Technologies interactive whiteboard suite, Smart Notebook, is getting new licensing terms, including site licenses and an annual maintenance plan. The cost of a classroom license is also being lowered.
The University of Ottawa will implement a new tool designed to improve student engagement.
CourseWorld, a non-profit initiative that relies solely on crowd-sourcing contributions from site users and freelance volunteers, has launched a free video library of educational videos focused entirely on arts and humanities materials.
The United States Department of Education has awarded more than $2.7 million in grants to 10 colleges and universities under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.
Google is making Quickoffice, its app for editing Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on mobile devices, free to anyone with a Google account.
Harvard University will lead a new multi-institutional center for the study of quantum materials for computing. The center will also support an affiliated college network whose aim is to attract students from traditionally underrepresented groups into STEM careers.
A grant-funded network initiative at Rice University will be researching development of high-performance, low-power, optical networking devices and programmable packet switches at the same time it provides a new way for researchers on campus to manage the piles of data they're generating in their projects.
A college system in Michigan with 35,000 students, nine campuses, and a large online presence will be implementing a hosted enterprise resource planning system from Jenzabar over the next several years.
The United States Department of Education is seeking comment on its efforts to create a rating system for colleges and universities.