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MIT Shares Progress on Innovation Initiative

Six months after kicking off its "Innovation Initiative," MIT recently revisited the school-wide effort to hear about progress.

Feds Hint at Launching OER-Powered Online Skills Academy

Open Education Week is almost over, and the federal government has stepped in to put its support behind the development and use of open educational resources

Follett, XanEdu Partner on Custom Course Materials

Follett Higher Education Group and XanEdu have partnered to make XanEdu's course material customization platform available through Follett Discover.

U South Alabama Reengineers Administrative Processes for Research

The move is part of the university's plan for "increasing the number of grant and contract proposals, especially those regarded as large and/or interdisciplinary proposals," which administrators described as "one of the key strategic objectives of 2013-2016."



Partnership Will Pair Interactive Games With Economics Textbooks

MobLab.com and Macmillan Education have created a partnership designed to provide interactive games that can be paired up with traditional textbooks in college economics classes.

Newrow Updates Video Classroom Platform with Breakout Rooms

Newrow has updated its video classroom platform to allow students to create and control their own video study rooms.

Dell Intros Cloud Access Manager 8, Adds Security Analytics Engine

Dell has released the latest version of its Web-access management system, Cloud Access Manager 8, which offers features designed to help organizations control Web-based and mobile application activities and provide secure access for visitors and personal devices.

Stanford Reboots Center for Integrated Systems To Launch SystemX Alliance

Stanford University has rebooted its famed Center for Integrated Systems, relaunching the research lab as the SystemX Alliance.

Public Policy Contest Prods Graduate Student Systems Thinking

This month 181 graduate students from 93 institutions put their systems thinking into action during a first-of-its-kind competition.

Gartner: Student Success Driving Education IT More than Anything Else

Student success and the reinvention of academic credits top the list of business trends that are currently influencing education, according to a recent report from Gartner.