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Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking

Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises.

Texas A&M Summer STEM Camp Preps Young Engineers

The second annual CampBUILD for high school students at Texas A&M University focused on project-based learning in STEM subjects.

NSF Gives U Minnesota $500K for New Research Network

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a data-intensive network that will connect University of Minnesota researchers with others around the world.

Australian University Eyes Use of Badging for Credit

An Australian university with an international online student body expects to begin accepting digital badging in 2016 that could reduce the amount of time required for people to obtain their master's degrees in IT.



CampusTourVR Brings Virtual Campus Tours Directly to Prospective Students

A new virtual reality offering from Higher Ed Growth brings immersive virtual campus tours directly to prospective students who can't visit a college or university in person.

SchoolDude Launches Collaborative Tools for Facilities Management

Educational institutions looking to streamline their facilities operations can now access best practices from peer schools through two Collaborative Operations Management platforms from SchoolDude.

Report Checks out Library Trends

Research and academic libraries are moving quickly in many directions in response to expectations of patrons who are growing accustomed to the consumer technology experience and digitization of content. Among the trends that are redefining institutional libraries: a push for mobile content delivery, more focus on managing research data and rethinking the use of library spaces. These and other trends were highlighted in a new, freely available report published by the NMC, a community of experts in educational technology.

U South Alabama Gets a 21st Century Mail Service

The University of South Alabama has replaced the traditional campus post office with a new USA Mail Hub that sends students an e-mail when they have mail to pick up.

Going Back to School: Pearson's Redoubled Focus on Education

With the sale of its interests in the Financial Times and The Economist, Pearson is doubling down in its primary business: education. In this interview, North America President Don Kilburn lays out just what the company is focused on right now.

Elsevier Launches Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is now accepting registration for the Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge, "a series of online quizzes that measure how quickly chemists can find the information they need to correctly answer research questions."