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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.

The Ohio State University Rolls Out BYOD Student Engagement Tool

With a focus on creating an active learning environment in the classroom, The Ohio State University is deploying the Top Hat classroom engagement system to nearly 65,000 students and 7,000 faculty members.

STEM Funders Network Debuts STEM Ecosystem Initiative

The STEM Funders Network has launched a new initiative designed to help create communities of practice supporting science, technology, engineering and math.

California Community Colleges to Join InCommon Federation

All 112 community colleges in the state of California will soon have systemwide single sign-on and privacy protection for online applications.



Del Mar College Cuts Transcript Evaluation Time to Within 48 Hours

Transcript evaluation at Del Mar College once took several weeks to complete.

New Interactive Whiteboard Allows Collaboration With 160 Users

Ricoh’s new Interactive Whiteboard D5510 offers a number of improvements over its previous model.

Survey: Latest Word on Optimal Length for Videos in the Classroom

While video usage is growing in the classroom, it's far from pervasive, according to a new survey from Kaltura.

FlipCon Conference to Offer Wide-Ranging Sessions on the Flipped Classroom

Hosted by the Flipped Learning Network, the conference will take place online and in person at Michigan State University, and will includes sessions for those who are new to flipped learning, as well as those who are more experienced, doing research on the practice and seeking tools and skills.

Brown U Uses Minecraft To Train Robots

Researchers at Brown University are developing a new planning algorithm for use in robots and they are using the videogame Minecraft to test and refine it.

U California Davis Wins Grant To Help Struggling Readers

The education school at the University of California Davis has won a $3.5 million grant to deliver instruction to students who are struggling with early reading in 100 first-grade classrooms.