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PC Sales Continue To Drop Despite U.S. Growth from Apple, Lenovo

The global PC market continued to decline in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., shipping 66.1 million units, a reduction of 11.8 percent from the same period last year.

Penn State Course Helps Online Instructors Understand Needs of Military Students

A faculty development team at Pennsylvania State University has introduced a short training course specifically to help instructors learn how to support military students in their online courses.

Top Hat Adds OpenStax Texts

Top Hat, provider of a digital learning platform for higher ed, is teaming up with Rice University's OpenStax College to offer the latter's digital textbooks through its teaching platform.

NYU Poly Gets $3.5 Million To Train 500 NYC STEM Teachers

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has received two gifts worth $3.5 million that represent the start of a five-year $10.5-million fundraising campaign to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education's initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in science, technology, education and math.



Cal State San Bernardino Powers Up With Wireless Charging

Students at California State University, San Bernardino will soon be able to charge their mobile devices wirelessly all over campus.

VitalSource Updates Bookshelf Accessibility

VitalSource Technologies, a provider of digital educational content for colleges and universities, is updating the accessibility features of its VitalSource Bookshelf e-book platform.

Carnegie Mellon To Lead Internet of Things Expedition

Google has selected Carnegie Mellon University to lead a multi-university project to create new technology for the Internet of Things.

Report: Learning Commons Feature 6.8 Group-Collaboration Rooms on Average

The average number of group-work rooms in college and university learning commons is 6.8, according to a new study.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion in 2015

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

U Delaware Taps Private Partner To Help Expand Online Graduate Offerings

The University of Delaware is teaming with a private partner to expand its online graduate programs.