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VitalSource Updates Bookshelf Accessibility

VitalSource Technologies, a provider of digital educational content for colleges and universities, is updating the accessibility features of its VitalSource Bookshelf e-book platform.

Carnegie Mellon To Lead Internet of Things Expedition

Google has selected Carnegie Mellon University to lead a multi-university project to create new technology for the Internet of Things.

Report: Learning Commons Feature 6.8 Group-Collaboration Rooms on Average

The average number of group-work rooms in college and university learning commons is 6.8, according to a new study.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion in 2015

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.



U Delaware Taps Private Partner To Help Expand Online Graduate Offerings

The University of Delaware is teaming with a private partner to expand its online graduate programs.

Report: Online College Students Choose a Program and Institution Before Applying

The average online college student contacts only a couple of schools during their selection process, and 62 percent select their program of study before choosing an institution, according to a new survey from The Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

California Community College District Aims To Improve Energy Efficiency with Analytics

The San Mateo County Community College District has launched an energy efficiency project designed to reduce energy waste and create a cohesive facility management system across its three colleges and 82 buildings.

UC Berkeley, Cal Poly Receive $6 Million for Open Source Project

Project Jupyter, an open-source software project led by Fernando Perez of University of California, Berkeley and Brian Granger of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo has been granted $6 million over the next three years.

New Registry Will Demystify Badges, Credentials and Degrees

George Washington University, Southern Illinois University and Workcred, a nonprofit affiliate of the American National Standards Institute, are teaming up to build a "credential registry" that would increase the transparency and value of industry credentials and degrees.

New Legislation Would Make Community College Free for Eligible Students

The soon-to-be-introduced America’s College Promise Act of 2015 aims to make two years of community college free for eligible students, and provide what proponents are calling an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.