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AASA, Hobsons Team To Improve Access to Community Colleges

The School Superintendents Association and Hobsons, a provider of student advising and admissions systems, have partnered on an initiative that aims to help school districts and community colleges increase the number of students attending and graduating from community college.

Community Colleges and Employers Develop Online Course Content To Address High-Need Skills Gap

CorpU, a social learning platform, and Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit that focuses on addressing workforce demands, have assembled the College Employer Collaborative (CEC), a group of community colleges and employers that will work with CorpU to develop college curricula and credentials intended to meet the needs of high-growth industries.

Penn State Develops Virtual Reality for Distance Education

Engineering students at Penn State have developed an immersive virtual reality system with the potential to provide distance education students with an immersive, tactile classroom experience.

UC Irvine Finally Adding Wi-Fi to Residence Halls

Undergraduates living on campus this coming fall at the University of California, Irvine will finally be able to unplug their devices in the residence halls. The institution is in the process of installing 802.11ac in the residential housing as part of a longer-term campus-wide wireless upgrade.



Western Governors U To Launch Journal of Competency Ed

Western Governors University is teaming with Wiley to launch The Journal of Competency-Based Education, a scholarly publication focused on competency-based education with policy makers, practitioners and researchers as the intended audience.

New York Community College Goes Solar

Tompkins Cortland Community College has completed a solar photovoltaic installation at its main campus designed to provide 90 percent of the college's electricity, for a savings of approximately $300,000 per year at current utility rates.

Marist College Tests Yield Software for Admitted Students Follow-Through

New York-based Marist College has adopted new software to engage people who have been admitted to the school to ensure that they show up at the start of the semester.

Research: 6 in 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.

Greater Lawrence Tech School Implements Web-Based Access to Windows from Chromebooks

Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA has implemented a Web-based tool to let students access Windows software from their Chromebooks.

Penn State Prof's New App Would Give Study Participants Control Over Their Data

A Penn State professor is working on a system that would allow study participants to send data collected on themselves to an independent data store and let researchers retrieve it only as necessary.