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Gale Beefs up Historical Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added several new digital collections featuring rare historical material for academic libraries.

Kurzweil Education Upgrades Text-to-Speech Software

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

Lenovo To Add Student Collaboration Tools to Updated ThinkPad 11e Education Devices

Lenovo is upgrading its education-oriented ThinkPad 11e series. The company reported its ThinkPad Yoga 11e and more traditional laptop-style ThinkPad 11e models would now include software intended to improve student collaboration and productivity.

Penn State World Campus Taps Tutor.com for Personalized Learning

Penn State World Campus is rolling out Tutor.com's personalized learning services for the institution's 12,000 students and faculty worldwide. Students will gain 24/7 access to more then 3,000 tutors in 40-plus subjects, from math and economics to science and nursing.



Obama Budget Priorities Focus on Teacher Support, STEM, Free College

The White House has released President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal, a 150-page document that lays out his administration's priorities for the federal budget in the coming year.

Tablets Tank for the First Time Ever

The tablet market experienced its first setback ever in the most recent quarter, falling year over year by more than 3 percent, according to preliminary data.

Apple Pushes Back Against Android as Smart Phone Market Surges

Apple is making something of a comeback in the smart phone market. While Google's Android OS continues to be — by far — the most widespread handset operating system overall, among individual vendors, Apple has pushed itself into a dead heat with No. 1 manufacturer Samsung.

CU-Boulder Researchers Create Language Learning App

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.

Iowa College Adopts New LMS To Move Beyond 'Managing' Learning

An Iowa college is replacing its legacy learning management system (LMS) in an effort to move from managing learning to improving it.

Seminole State Extends 'Single-Call' Agreement to Provide Student Services

Seminole State College of Florida has decided to extend the contract it has with Greenwood Hall, which provides the 32,000-student college in Sanford, FL, with specialized counselors and a technology platform for a number of student services.