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Marist Beefs Up Cloud and Virtualization Tools in SDN Lab

A New York college that runs a testing lab for cloud computing will be adding new technology from two private partners to expand what students can do.

Charter Organizations Developing Their Own Teacher Education Programs

A new report from a research organization focused on disruptive innovations has examined how charter management organizations (CMOs) in K-12 have created their own teacher education and certification programs to help create the kinds of teachers they want to hire for their schools. Their reasoning: "Teachers who graduate from most traditional teacher education programs lack the skills needed to teach successfully."

Vanderbilt U Wins NASA's Student Launch Challenge 3 Years Running

Vanderbilt University has won NASA's Student Launch Challenge for the third year in a row.

EdX, Arizona State U Add Online Proctoring Service for Global Freshman Academy

EdX has tapped a private partner to provide remote proctoring services for its Global Freshman Academy.



Acer Debuts Short-Throw Projector with Sound Powerful Enough for an Auditorium

The new Acer S385WHne professional series projector boasts short-throw technology and 20W integrated audio — enough sound for an auditorium-sized room.

CU Boulder Adopts Open Access

The University of Colorado Boulder has gone public with its recent adoption of an open access policy.

Ricoh Debuts 7 New Projectors for Small Spaces

Ricoh’s new series of projection systems will be introduced during the InfoComm 2015 trade show.

MIT Student App Helps Long-Term Care Residents Communicate

A small team of MIT students has worked with people at a nearby assistive living facility to create an iPad app that allows the residents to communicate their needs and emergencies with the nursing staff.

Virginia Pilots Statewide Open Textbook Initiative for Community Colleges

Virginia Community Colleges is piloting a new program to replace textbooks with open educational resources (OER) in designated programs.

Smart Intros Kapp IQ Collaboration Display

Smart Technologies is expanding its Smart kapp portfolio of collaboration displays with Smart kapp IQ, an ultra-high-definition 4k display that combines the original Smart kapp whiteboard functionality with multiway, multidevice collaboration.