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Research: When it Comes to Visual Activities, Video Gamers Learn Faster

Score one for gamers. An experiment at Brown University has found a correlation between people who frequently play video games and their ability to retain learning about two quickly learned visual activities.

edX MOOC Research Gives Clearer Picture, Challenges Assumptions

If massive open online courses are goldmines of data, surely, edX must be the mother lode. MIT and Harvard University have just published a 37-page draft report that summarizes a multitude of findings from two years of hosting 68 courses on the popular MOOC platform.

PAR Framework Partners with American Institutes for Research

The Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework has partnered with the American Institutes for Research in an effort to develop new metrics and measurements to help guide national policies related to higher education outcomes.

Campus Bookstores To Sell Exam Proctoring Next to Hoodies, Candy Bars and Textbooks

Barnes & Noble is bringing digital proctoring into its college bookstores. The retail bookseller has teamed up with ProctorFree to allow students to use financial aid disbursement to purchase test-proctoring sessions.



Game-Based Simulations Teach Environmental Science at ASU Online

To better engage its online learners, Arizona State University is piloting game-based simulations from Toolwire in its ASU Online environmental science courses.

Scenario Learning Launches Suite of Student Safety Courses

Scenario Learning has launched a new suite of courses, SafeColleges Online Training System, designed to help college students make safer decisions.

Dassault Pushes Cloud-Based Academic Version of 3D Design Platform to Forefront

Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.

Sonic Foundry Launches Cloud-Based Videoconference Capture

Sonic Foundry today introduced Mediasite Join, a cloud service for recording videoconference sessions and turning them into searchable, on-demand video content.

Adult Ed Lagging Way Behind in Tech Use

While schools have placed a great deal of attention on technology in the classroom, one instructional segment that has been left behind, it appears, is adult education. Although 86 percent of adult education administrators and practitioners said they believe that technology solutions can "effectively support" adult education, only 54 percent of students in those programs always have access on site to computers for instructional purposes. Another 36 percent have only "occasional" access, and the bulk of the remainder have even less, according to a new report from Tyton Partners.