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Vista Higher Learning Launches Platform for Online Spanish Ed

Vista Higher Learning has launched Portales, an interactive online program for learning and teaching college-level Spanish.

Maryville U Gets Grant To Develop New STEM Curriculum

A grant from the Monsanto Fund for nearly $125,000 will help the St. Louis university create a curriculum that should encourage interest in STEM fields.

Stanford-Hosted Cybersecurity Summit Calls for Government-Private Sector Teamwork

Stanford University, which hosted a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection last week, also witnessed the on-stage signing of a new executive order by President Obama to encourage companies and industries to set up hubs for sharing information.

U Minnesota To Aid Minneapolis Public Schools in Tech Assessment

The University of Minnesota is working with Minneapolis Public Schools on an assessment of the district and the building of a comprehensive technology strategy.



Northern Arizona U Students Satisfied with Personalized Learning Program

A recent survey of students at Northern Arizona University has found that students in a new Personalized Learning program are largely happy with the new competency-based initiative.

Report: American Millennials Fall Short at Problem-Solving in Tech-Rich Environments, Other Skills

Millennials in the United States are weaker than their international peers when it comes to skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) — despite having the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous generation, according to a new study from Educational Testing Service.

EBSCO Adds 27 E-Book Sets for Academic Libraries

EBSCO has launched 27 new subject sets of e-books for academic libraries.

Texas Christian U Deploys Module Power System for Data Center

Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX has implemented a modular electrical infrastructure system to support its new data center hall.

Harvard and MIT Face Lawsuit for Lack of Online Captioning

On the same day that MIT issued an extensive strategic plan for fostering greater campus inclusiveness, the Massachusetts school has been sued for the non-inclusive nature of its massive open online courses and other publicly available online content. Along with Harvard University, MIT now faces a lawsuit from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) as well as four deaf and hard of hearing individuals accusing the institutions of failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.

New Program To Support Women in Data Science Field

A new program beginning this fall at Mount Holyoke and Smith College aims to develop women professionals in the field of data science.