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Marist College Tests Yield Software for Admitted Students Follow-Through

New York-based Marist College has adopted new software to engage people who have been admitted to the school to ensure that they show up at the start of the semester.

New York Community College Goes Solar

Tompkins Cortland Community College has completed a solar photovoltaic installation at its main campus designed to provide 90 percent of the college's electricity, for a savings of approximately $300,000 per year at current utility rates.

Western Governors U To Launch Journal of Competency Ed

Western Governors University is teaming with Wiley to launch The Journal of Competency-Based Education, a scholarly publication focused on competency-based education with policy makers, practitioners and researchers as the intended audience.

Research: 6 in 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.



Greater Lawrence Tech School Implements Web-Based Access to Windows from Chromebooks

Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA has implemented a Web-based tool to let students access Windows software from their Chromebooks.

Penn State Prof's New App Would Give Study Participants Control Over Their Data

A Penn State professor is working on a system that would allow study participants to send data collected on themselves to an independent data store and let researchers retrieve it only as necessary.

The Ohio State University Rolls Out BYOD Student Engagement Tool

With a focus on creating an active learning environment in the classroom, The Ohio State University is deploying the Top Hat classroom engagement system to nearly 65,000 students and 7,000 faculty members.

California Community Colleges to Join InCommon Federation

All 112 community colleges in the state of California will soon have systemwide single sign-on and privacy protection for online applications.

STEM Funders Network Debuts STEM Ecosystem Initiative

The STEM Funders Network has launched a new initiative designed to help create communities of practice supporting science, technology, engineering and math.

Del Mar College Cuts Transcript Evaluation Time to Within 48 Hours

Transcript evaluation at Del Mar College once took several weeks to complete.