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U.S. Students Rule in Annual Student Cyber Security Challenge

For the sixth year in a row Carnegie Mellon's students dominated the scoreboard for Capture the Flag at last week's 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week.

Youngstown State U Deploys New LMS with Custom Rostering Tool

Youngstown State University will deploy a new learning environment along with an auto-rostering tool built specifically for its needs.

Earth Science Project To Consume 83 Million Processor Hours

Scientists from seven institutions will be consuming 83 million processor hours from a supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory to better understand why astronomical bodies, including the Earth, generate self-sustaining, large-scale magnetic fields.

Lumen Learning Announces Open Course Design Guidelines and Certification

Open courseware provider Lumen Learning is publishing a set of guidelines and best practices for developing courses using open educational resources (OER).



Rasmussen College Expands Competency-Based 'Flex Choice' Program

Rasmussen College will expand its offerings of self-paced and competency-based programs with the addition of four new associate's degrees.

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.

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.

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.

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.