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U Central Florida Launches Blended Learning MOOC for Educators

The University of Central Florida has teamed with two partners to reboot a massive open online course for educators focused on blended learning in higher ed and K-12.

Sinclair Community College Improves Adviser Notifications with Apereo Integration

Sinclair Community College in Ohio is working with open source services provider Unicon to develop an integration between the Apereo Notification Portlet and Student Success Plan (SSP) for the institution's uPortal environment.

Bretford Partners with FliCharge on Wireless Charging

Education and office furniture provider Bretford has partnered with fliCharge to integrate the latter company's wireless charging technology with its furniture.

Dakota State Tops Cyber League Ranking

Students from Dakota State University, in Madison, SD, led the rankings of the National Cyber League, a virtual training ground where college students can develop their cybersecurity skills and test them against each other.



Free Collaboration Platform Updated with Student Workload Estimates

The latest release of Chalkup includes improvements to the user interface, a course calendar and a way for students to estimate their workload.

U Michigan Launches Residential MOOC on Healthcare Policy

The University of Michigan has launched its first residential MOOC with more than 800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students signing up in its first week.

OrcaTV Launches Campus Life Channel Platform

OrcaTV, a digital media company focused on higher education, has launched a media platform designed to help students, faculty and staff stay in touch with campus news with a campus life channel.

Students Vie To Over-Engineer in 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

The winning team used a giant gumball machine, a tennis ball, a falling hammer, a bowling ball, a fry pan, tubes and tracks and lightbulbs, a tiny boxing glove and a plastic shark, along with multiple other accessories, all as the most elaborate scheme possible for zipping up a zipper.

Portable Videoconferencing for Under $500

Logitech is introducing the ConferenceCam Connect, a portable all-in-one videoconferencing device that costs less than some office chairs.

Minnesota School Knocked by Data Breach

Metropolitan found out about the breach when it was contacted by a "private information sharing community of trusted research and higher education partners."