Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.
A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.
A group of research-active science faculty members has called for "immediate change" to improve the quality of university STEM education.
Setting its sights on better retention, graduation rates and student outcomes, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) has established a statewide partnership with the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, an independent, nonprofit provider of learner analytics as a service.
TargetX has introduced a product it says will allow prospective higher ed students to complete every facet of the admissions process on their mobile devices.
Sometime during its 2015-2016 term the Supreme Court will be revisiting the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, in which a white woman accused the school of discriminating against her on the basis of her race. Against that background, a new research project has examined the diversity strategies employed at 338 non-profit four-year institutions. Researchers at the American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) found that six out of 10 of the "most selective" institutions consider race in admissions.
An education technology company has confirmed that its financial aid software can work in schools that offer non-typical enrollment models such as non-term and competency-based education.
A new application programming interface promises to enable education developers to introduce scoring analytics into simulations, games and other open-ended assessment items and digital learning objects.
Blackboard's cloud-based learning management system, Blackboard Learn, has been certified as compliant with IMS Caliper standards.
Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."