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Acer Intros Chromebase All-in-One Desktops

Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.

Instructure Debuts Data Optimization Service

Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.

Free Statewide E-Portfolio Program Goes Paid

The dream that was sustaining the first free state-wide e-portfolio initiative, which heralded great promise in Minnesota, has officially died. Users received e-mail in the last week of May announcing that free e-portfolios were being discontinued and that existing users would have to pay an annual subscription fee of $10 to keep their accounts active.

OpenStax Microbiology Book in the Works

OpenStax College, the Rice University-based publisher of free, peer-reviewed textbooks, has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to produce a new introductory microbiology textbook.



MIT Hosts Robot Workshop for Middle School Students

At a recent STEM mentoring workshop hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a few dozen middle school students had the opportunity to learn about programming robots.

IQ Onsite Launches Proximity-Based Security App for Schools

IQ Onsite has launched a new app, Campus Ping, designed to improve response times in campus security situations.

Wearable Market Stays Fit with Triple-Digit Gains

Wearables have seen their eighth consecutive quarter of growth, with first quarter shipments of 11.4 million.

Criteo Releases Machine Learning Dataset for Academic Use

Criteo, a company that helps Web sites deliver personalized advertisements, has released a large machine learning dataset to the open source community for use in academic research and development of distributed machine learning algorithms.

Estrella Mountain CC Earns Designation for Power Security Training

A 5,700-student community college in Arizona recently received national recognition for its cyber-defense education programs.

Report: Clear Objectives and Ease of Use Key to Successful Online Courses

Online courses should state the course objectives clearly and provide easy-to-use technology to maximize the chances of student success, according to a recent survey conducted by Eduventures.