San Jose State University announced Wednesday its intentions to take a leadership role in the use of MOOCs in blended courses. The institution plans to open a center of excellence based specifically on the experiences it has garnered through a fall 2012 course on circuits and electronics involving MOOC provider edX.
The "Mobile in the Classroom" initiative launched last year by mobile Web platform and services provider SiteMinis will grow as it enters its third semester, with the company opening potential partnerships for classroom utilization of its CliqLaunch mobile Web site platform to universities worldwide.
BenQ has started shipping five new projectors designed for large classrooms and lecture halls. The new M7 series includes XGA and WXGA models offering brightness ratings of 3,500 lumens or greater.
Nipissing University, a public liberal arts university in Ontario, Canada, has implemented a wireless performance and security monitoring system to support the rapid increase in wireless devices on its campuses.
Ball State University will be promoting greater use of digital course materials among faculty members and students following completion of an e-textbook pilot.
Gale, a provider research and reference tools for libraries, has entered into an agreement with Associated Press to digitize the nonprofit news agency's corporate archives.
By the end of this year, Android will be in more devices than the next four competitors combined (Windows, iOS, Mac OS, and BlackBerry). Before the end of this decade, Android will be in nearly as many devices as all other operating systems combined.
A team of researchers at Tufts University has scored a $78,000 high-performance computing cluster, thanks to a grant competition sponsored by HPC integrator Silicon Mechanics.
Ellucian has launched a new bundle for Banner users that provides multi-layer security tools designed to protect student, faculty, and staff data. The company also introduced a new payment system designed specifically for higher ed.
PostgreSQL's developers are strongly urging users of version 9.x to upgrade their software "immediately."