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Portland Community College Launches Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

Portland Community College has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course for educators that will address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning.

Penn State Researchers Develop Game To Help Autistic Teens Read Body Language

Researchers at Penn State will soon pilot a computer game they designed to help adolescents on the autism spectrum improve their ability to understand body language.

U Florida Wins Big Data Appliance Donation

The University of Florida has received a donation of a $500,000 "big data" machine from IBM.

Rochester Institute of Technology Pilots 'Classroom as a Learning Tool'

The Rochester Institute of Technology has teamed with a private partner to create a "classroom as a learning tool" pilot in an effort to create a space that encourages active learning.



Pearson Intros New Digital Texts for General Studies Courses

Pearson has launched a new digital text and learning tool, called REVEL, as a replacement to its current print textbooks and online learning tools for general studies courses in subjects like Psychology and Sociology.

Canon Introduces Five New Portable Projectors

All of the new projectors weigh about six pounds and use the company’s DLP BrilliantColor display technology to deliver 3,000 lumens of brightness and a 2,300:1 contrast ratio.

Helix Launches Retention System

A new technology should be able to identify red flags that indicate students may be having academic problems and come up with action plans almost immediately.

Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons

Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.

Canterbury Will Evaluate Library Collection With New Assessment Tool

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand will use ProQuest’s Intota Assessment tool to make decisions on its library collection.

BenQ Unveils MH630 Projector

Supported by a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the unit also offers full HD 1080p resolution and 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.