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NYU School of Engineering Expo Shares Research with the Public

This Friday the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will share with anybody who wants to come by some of the most intriguing research projects from 10 disciplines and centers on campus.

CC Students Face Uphill Climb in Succeeding with Online Courses

A recently presented study from the University of California Davis questions the effectiveness of allowing first-time students in community colleges to take online classes.

U Montana Consolidates Infrastructure with Prefab Data Center

The University of Montana has implemented a modular data center to help consolidate IT infrastructure from numerous smaller data centers.

Stanford Takes Biology Experimentation to Cloud

A project going on at Stanford University offers the promise of allowing online students and others with an interest to perform live biology experiments over the Internet.



Carnegie Mellon Receives $1 Million Grant for Ed Tech Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University has received a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the university's Simon Initiative, which aims to improve student learning outcomes through the implementation of learning science research and technology.

NSF Bestows Massive Grants on Material Science Researchers at 12 Schools

Twelve research universities have received multi-year research grants from the National Science Foundation, among them Brandeis, Harvard, U Chicago and U Nebraska-Lincoln, for the purpose of continuing and starting up multidisciplinary materials science and engineering centers.

IMS Global Unveils Digital Credentialing Initiative

IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched the IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative, an effort designed to promote the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials, such as badges.

Barracuda Debuts Updated NG Firewall

Barracuda Networks has released the latest version of NG Firewall with new and updated features designed to simplify setup, administration and management for K-12 and higher education networks.

U Wisconsin-Madison Project Tackles Big Data Question in Astronomy

An astronomy project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has made inroads on two questions: how to track neutral hydrogen in the "distant" universe and how to scale up the capacity to maintain and manage the data generated through such work.

California Online Education Initiative town hall coverage 2015

California's Online Education Initiative Pushes Forward on PD, Student Readiness

The California Community College Online Education Initiative (OEI), the state-sponsored project that aims to dramatically increase the number of students who earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges, has come a long way since it was announced in the fall of 2013, according to the OEI's executive director, Patricia James.