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Texas College Tries 'Drop-in' AV Setup in Collaborative Space

Lone Star College's Tomball campus has added technology from TEKVOX that allows small student groups to work together and share their computer screens.

New Instructional Design Platform for Adaptive Learning Materials

Smart Sparrow has launched an instructional design platform that allows faculty to create their own adaptive courseware.

SciQuest Expands Spend Automation Suite

SciQuest, a provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for managing spending, suppliers, contracts, sourcing, inventory and accounts payable, otherwise known as "spend management," has added new features to its SciQuest Spend Management Software Suite.

Instructure Certifies Lecture Capture App for Use with Canvas

Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.



Emergency Alert Provider Adds Mass Notification to Portfolio

The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant system from Status Solutions now has the ability to make a massive number of warning phone calls at once.

UC Berkeley Rolls Out Real-Time Virtual Student Support

The University of California-Berkeley's Geography Program is rolling out Cranium Cafe, real-time student services software that offers students a way to meet virtually with advisers, instructors and tech support.

Mobile Data Usage To Hit 52 Million Terabytes This Year

Mobile data usage will increase 59 percent this year over last to reach 52 million terabytes, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

IBM Pursuing Academic and Training Traction for Bluemix Cloud Platform

IBM is promoting its Bluemix cloud platform in multiple ways among academics and trainers. That includes development of cloud curricula, skills training for women returning to work and summer camps for high school girls.

Report: Student Debt Strikes Multiple Aspects of Millennials' Lives

Compared to baby boomers, millennials are feeling the squeeze of student debt tied to their college education in multiple arenas: deciding to marry, buy a car or house and the jobs they took out of school.

Hughes Launches Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed

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.