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Folding@home App Lets Idle Smart Phones Contribute to Scientific Research

Stanford University and Sony have released a new mobile app that lets smart phones help conduct scientific research while they're charging.

Versal Course Creation Tool Adds Chrome App, LTI Compatibility

Versal has added a Chrome app and learning tools interoperability to its course creation tool, also called Versal.

Survey: Facebook Still Most Popular Social Network, Others Gaining

Facebook continues to be the most widely used social network among online adults, according to a new survey from the University of Michigan School of Information and the Pew Research Center.

Free Community College Proposal Gets Thumbs-Up — at Least on Facebook

President Obama chose a 9,700-student community college in Tennessee to make a dual proposal that he'll be taking to Congress in a couple of weeks: first, that students receive free community college; and second, that government help expand technical training programs by giving grants to those programs that show success.



Coursera Expands Presence in China

Coursera's massive open online courses will now reach millions more learners in China, thanks to a new partnership with the country's Hujiang online education platform.

U Oklahoma Instructors Head to Academic Tech School

Faculty members at an institution in Oklahoma will have the chance to take classes themselves during a tech expo this week.

Stanford Debuts Online Writing Course for College, High School Students

Stanford writing instructors have partnered with undergraduates to create a non-credit course open to the public via Stanford Online.

Hackathon Season Stream Preempts Sunday Sports

At 2 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, January 18, you could settle down to watch American women's college basketball, catch part of the Southeastern Conference (Kentucky vs. Alabama) or cheer as Tobago and Trinidad take on Jamaica in the Super50 cricket tournament. Or you could tune into a livestream and watch thousands of college students pecking their way through Major League Hacking.

Brandman U Adds Digital Badges for Competency Ed Students

Brandman University has teamed with a private partner to provide digital badges for students in its online competency-based degree programs.

NEC Introduces 2 New Large-Screen Displays

Two new display screens for classroom use will offer more features and higher visual quality.