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MIT Prof Uses MOOC To Flip Classroom

A professor at MIT has used the videos for the massive open online course version of his Visualizing Japan course to flip the classroom-based version of the same course.

Clemson To Add $10 Million in AV Tech for New Innovation Center

Clemson University's new Watt Family Innovation Center will be outfitted with audiovisual systems designed to enhance learning through immersive scenarios and encourage creative inquiry by allowing students to collaborate with others in different majors to solve problems for companies.

Advanced 100 Gbit/s Network To Speed Data Across the North Atlantic

A new transatlantic network will allow research and education users to transfer data between North America and Europe at speeds previously only possible within the continents.

Smart Debuts Digital Dry Erase Board

Smart Technologies has begun shipping its newest device for classrooms, the Smart kapp, designed to update the dry erase board for the digital age.



NC State Researchers First To Drill into Gale Databases for Data Mining

Last week North Carolina State University Libraries became the first organization to sign a license with Gale that allows its researchers to mine the data in the historical archive collections held by the publishing firm.

Report: Internet of Things To Reach 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of objects connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

OSU Course Helps Teachers with Online Lab Science Classes

Oregon State University is collaborating with a private partenr on a graduate-level course designed to help the students teach their own online laboratory science classes.

New Video Collaboration Wall Unveiled at Boston University

Two graduates invented a new technology used in the video collaboration wall at the university’s College of Engineering.

Penn State Researchers Tackle Social Network Privacy Gaps

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Kansas have partnered in an effort to reduce the gap between perceived and actual privacy for users of social networks.

Excelsior College Adds Partner for New CBE Program

Excelsior College will partner in a plan to help higher-education institutions provide competency-based education programs to their students.