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Blackboard To Integrate X-Ray Analytics with Moodle

Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

Research: Light Could Replace Wiring for Data Transport in Computers

Stanford engineers are experimenting with the practical use of light instead of electricity to transport data within a computer, as reported in a paper recently published in Nature Photonics.

MIT Gives Users Cloud-Based Access to Work

MIT has implemented Office 365 for its user community.

Student Hackathon Builds Out Assistive Tech

An assistive technologies hackathon at MIT has kicked off development of a low-cost sip-and-puff joystick controller that allows the user to operate a smartphone, tablet or laptop.



Crestron Rolls Out New DigitalMedia Presentation System

Crestron is now shipping the new 
DMPS3-300-C-AEC DigitalMedia Presentation System, an HD presentation control and signal routing product for multimedia presentations and videoconferencing in meeting rooms, videoconference rooms and classrooms.

Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in First Quarter Sales

Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

Minecraft Bowl

Minecraft Competition Challenges Students to Build Immersive Learning Environments

"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.

MIT Researchers Develop Model To Predict MOOC Dropouts

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a model that aims to predict when students will drop out of a MOOC.

Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing

Midland College has completed sustainability upgrades, including efforts to improve IT efficiency, projected to save $4.4 million in energy and operational expenses over the course of 15 years.

Columbia College Chicago Rolls Out Live, Interactive Virtual Tours

Prospective students at Columbia College Chicago can now view live-streamed, interactive virtual tours in HD.