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U Wisconsin Adopts 100Gb Packet Filtering

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has gone public with its choice of switch technology to perform packet filtering and traffic aggregation on its research network.

UC San Diego Increasing Energy Capacity of Microgrid

The University of California, San Diego will be installing a battery-based energy storage system on campus as the newest addition to its microgrid.

Submissions Open for Canvas Grants

Instructure will award $100,000 in grants to projects that demonstrate "lossless learning."

SAP To Co-Design New Cloud SIS with College Customers

SAP is planning a massive retooling of its software used in higher education and it intends to work closely with its institutional customers — such as the University of Kentucky (UK) — to drive those development efforts.



iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward

Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.

Partnership To Provide Colleges New Enrollment System, Online Course Offerings

Two online learning companies are joining in partnership to provide colleges and universities with a turnkey package for offering online courses.

College of New Rochelle Receives STEM Education Grant

The United States Department of Education has awarded the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY a $10 million grant to fund its collaborative learning program for science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

Canvas Strengthens Mediasite Partnership

Instructure and Sonic Foundry have strengthened an existing partnership by further integrating the latter's Mediasite video creation and management tool with Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

Google Adds Unlimited Storage Space for Students

Google is giving the 30 million students and teachers who already use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage — and it's offering the same deal to anyone whose school wants to sign up for it.

U Maine Applies Wowza To Stream Video to Students

A new media center at the University of Maine has integrated a video streaming server into an internally developed learning management system.