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Rochester Institute of Tech Taps Private Partner To Support Cybersecurity Ed

The Rochester Institute of Technology has partnered with a course provider in an effort to beef up its offerings for students interested in cybersecurity.

5 Ways to Create a 'Post-PC Environment'

Education technology is moving toward a “post-PC environment,” where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data,” according to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University.

Punishment Trumps Rewards in Learning Behavior Experiment

A study conducted at Washington University in St. Louis determined that students were more likely to take punishment seriously after they thought they made a mistake than rewards when they thought they had gotten a right answer.

New FileChat App Turns Cloud Storage into Social Collaboration Tool

A new app allows users to chat, “like” and vote on documents, photos or videos in cloud storage accounts.



ViewSonic Debuts Turnkey Desktop Virtualization Platform

ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365.

'Hack to the Future' Puts MIT Student Engineers to the Test

By the end of the 30-year-old film classic Back to the Future Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown persuades buddy Marty McFly and Marty's girlfriend Jennifer Parker to join him in his flying DeLorean time machine to help their future children. The day they arrive (in film two) is October 21, 2015. So MIT professors thought it made sense to use Back to the Future as the theme for this year's annual competition that marks the end of their mechanical engineering course 2.007 (design and manufacturing).

Moodle Fine-Tunes Navigation, User Interface

Moodle has announced version 2.9 of the open source learning platform, featuring a navigation and user interface redesign focused on ease of use for students, educators and administrators.

Springfield College Turns to Mobile App for Campus Safety

Springfield College has adopted a new app designed to improve campus safety for nearly 6,000 students, faculty and staff.

Carnegie Mellon Offers 3D Printing Courses

Carnegie Mellon University has launched an undergraduate engineering course in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.

Carnegie Mellon's Poker-Playing AI Loses Tournament

Claudico, an artificial intelligence (AI) program created at Carnegie Mellon University finished in second-to-last place in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" exhibition tournament that began on April 24 at Rivers Casino in Pennsylvania, but the difference in score is not large enough to be statistically significant, according to information from the university.